NFL Predictions 2011: Houston Texans Will Challenge the Jets

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IIAugust 6, 2011

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 02:  Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans looks on during warm ups before playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Some folks don't count the preseason games. Others feel like they are very important to set the tone for the regular season.

The Houston Texans is a young franchise compared to the 50-year-old New York Jets. Let's hope that the eight-year-old Texans franchise will show a powerful determination in the first preseason game for 2011. On Aug. 15, the Texans will play the Jets in Reliant Stadium.

When you look at the record you see that the New York Jets have won 351 games, lost 413 and tied eight games over their 50 year history. The win-loss average of the New York Jets is .460.

On the other hand the Texans have won 55 games, lost 89 games and have zero ties. The win-loss average for the Houston Texans is .382.

If history is at all connected to the present and the future, then we can study the pattern of win-loss averages over a five year period and see that the Texans had a maximum average in 2009, dropped a little in 2010, and were constant at .500 in 2008 and 2007.

From 2006 to 2010, the list of win-loss averages is .375, .500, .500, .563 and .375.

Gary Kubiak has a job to do in his hometown, Houston, Texas. From one Aggie to another, get the job done and compete with your own 2009 average and exceed it in 2011.

In other words, it would make sense to set a goal of a win-loss average above .563 in 2011.

The team did it before, and they can do it again. Give us a win-loss average above .563!