We've heard it so many times.
"This is the year the Houston Texans finally turn the corner and win the division."
Yet every time it appears that they should do so on paper, they always seem to lay an egg in November. In fact, under the Kubiak regime, the team has posted an abysmal 4-16 record in five years in said month.
The team is looking good at 5-3 headed into November, but it isn't the first time they've been here. In 2009, they sat at 5-3 before dropping all four contests in November to fall to 5-7 and eventually miss the playoffs by a tiebreaker with the Jets.
Is it different this year? Most seem to think so, and I could reel off a number of reasons why this year will be different. In fact, here are a few of them now.