5 Reasons the Worst of the Houston Texans' Season Is Behind Them

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5 Reasons the Worst of the Houston Texans' Season Is Behind Them
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We are through nine games, and the Houston Texans are right where most optimists predicted that they would be: in first place in the lackluster AFC South.

The casual NFL fan is still saying that the only reason Houston is on top is simply because Peyton Manning is out for the season, but I beg to differ. This team isn't just the best of a mediocre division. They're one of the best in the American Football Conference.

With seven games left and only two of them against teams with a winning record, Houston is no longer just thinking about making the playoffs, but getting a favorable seed in the dance.

A first-round bye is something even the biggest dreamer couldn't have predicted for the Texans this year. But there are a few reasons why it can happen, and I'm going to list those here.

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