Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans nose tackle Earl Mitchell (92) celebrates a tackle for a loss with linebacker Brian Cushing (56) near the goal line in the fourth quarter against Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) at Reliant Stadium. The Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans (2-0)
The Texans are the leaders of the division, but their two wins have been on the final plays of the game.
Their wins haven’t been the prettiest thus far to open the ’13 season, but they’ve won and that’s what is most important in the NFL.
They’ve had good play from their offense for the most part, but I still read and listen to folks who question quarterback Matt Schaub. I’m a big believer in Schaub this season. He’s never had this many weapons to throw to. He has two good tight ends in Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham to throw to, plus having Andre Johnson and rookie DeAndre Hopkins to throw to can only make him a better quarterback. All quarterbacks make mistakes, so Schaub will make his as well.
I can’t forget the two running backs in Arian Foster and Ben Tate, as they are starting gain yardage following the win vs. the Titans.
Ben Tate has totaled 148 yards in two games with an 8.2 yards per carry average. Foster has 136 yards in 37 attempts (3.7 ypc) with one touchdown this season.
Remember, Foster didn’t play in the preseason, and he’ll only get better the more he gets back used to playing full games.
Even with two wins, the Texans have a lot of room for improvement, and if they make that improvement, watch out for this club.