Houston Texans: Pre-draft schedule predictions (Weeks 1-4)

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Jan 9, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks as general manager Bruce Allen looks on during a press conferences at Redskins Park Team Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Week 1: vs. Washington Redskins
Sunday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m. ET

The Redskins have made some key signings this offseason in safety Ryan Clark, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, cornerback Tracy Porter, linebacker Darryl Sharpton, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, wide receiver Andre Roberts and others … but my question is how will this team gel by Week 1?

Another question is how will Robert Griffin III play after missing the end of last season, and under new head coach Jay Gruden, exactly what will the Redskins do differently than they did under former head coach Mike Shanahan?

The Redskins are an intriguing team before the start of the season, and though they don’t have a first-round selection this year, we also have to remember they were the second-worst team in terms of overall records last season.

Will the Texans have a chance to win this game … Yes, I believe so.

I know the Redskins have made a lot of changes, but so too have the Texans with their coaching staff and getting rid of players who didn’t perform well last season.


"“It’s good to be diverse in what you do and not be one-sided,” the first-year Redskins coach said. “The ability to have DeSean, Pierre [Garcon], Jordan Reed, Andre Roberts – and then, of course, the running game with Alfred Morris – too many weapons is a good thing.” — Jay Gruden on some of the Redskins’ players via redskins.com."

Prediction: Texans win