Since all of us know Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans this season, and it looks like veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson won’t be in the line with his refusal to show up to team activities, it could be a long season for the Texans.
With that said, I still believe they will be a better team than they were last season when they were an NFL-worst 2-14, at least in the win-loss column, but making the playoffs or even winning the AFC South? I can’t say yet they can be that good.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe the Texans’ defense will be one of the Top 5 in the NFL if their pass rushers can stay on the field, but the offense is the biggest question mark with a journeyman QB as the starter, a running back coming off back surgery (Arian Foster) and a veteran wide receiver who really doesn’t want to be with the organization anymore.
Not to mention there is a new head coach this season in Bill O’Brien, who is making his NFL debut as the man in charge.
There may not be many wins for the Texans this upcoming season, but I believe this team could be one of the most interesting.
Here, as of June 23, are my too-early regular-season predictions, as they could change once camp and the preseason are complete. In fact, they will most likely change, but this is a good starting point. The prediction will follow the opponent.
Week 01: Sept. 07: vs. Washington Redskins (L)
Week 02: Sept. 14: at Oakland Raiders (W)
Week 03: Sept. 21: at New York Giants (L)
Week 04: Sept. 28: vs. Buffalo Bills (W)
Week 05: Oct. 05: at Dallas Cowboys (L)
Week 06: Oct. 09: vs. Indianapolis Colts (L)
Week 07: Oct. 20: at Pittsburgh Steelers (L)
Week 08: Oct. 26: at Tennessee Titans (W)
Week 09: Nov. 02: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (L)
Week 10: Bye Week
Week 11: Nov. 16: at Cleveland Browns (W)
Week 12: Nov. 23: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (L)
Week 13: Nov. 30: vs. Tennessee Titans (W)
Week 14: Dec. 07: at Jacksonville Jaguars (W)
Week 15: Dec. 14: at Indianapolis Colts (L)
Week 16: Dec. 21: vs. Baltimore Ravens (L)
Week 17: Dec. 28: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (L)
That means as of right now I have the Texans finishing at 6-10 overall this upcoming season, and I don’t see that being too far off right now. There are a couple games that have the possibility to go either way, but as of June 23, this is where I see the Texans with their current situation.
Where do you have the Texans finishing this upcoming season with what we all know now? Your predictions will most likely change once we find out a few things about this team during training camp and the preseason.
Let us know your predictions.
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