Yes, the experts always seem to say that this is the year that the Texans bust out, and they always seem to end up with egg on their face, but this year is different.
An actual achieved defensive coordinator, a good draft and just an overall different attitude makes this the best Texans team to ever step foot on the field in their ten years of existence.
But there is still that dark cloud that hangs over every Texans fan who has themselves prepared internally for another possible Texans collapse.
They started 3-1 last year before going 3-9 the rest of the way. So no one is printing their playoff tickets yet.
They're still the favorite, for sure. But there are a handful of things that could keep them looking up in the AFC South at the end of the season. Let's take a look at a few of them now.