Texans Morning Huddle – 5 Best Bye Weeks In Franchise History


Happy Wednesday, Texans fans! We’ve managed to make it halfway through the week and I’m not one to promise remedies but if reading up on Houstons’ football squad doesn’t help you power through, to Friday, I don’t know what will!

Today we have a couple of interesting lists. John Harris discusses the top five running backs on the Texans 2015 schedule, then there’s a list that ranks the top five bye weeks Houston has had in its’ 13 year tenure, and lastly, a blog on the most irreplaceable players on the Texans roster. (Try not to act surprised when you see J.J. Watt on it.) Enjoy!

Top 5 running backs on the Texans’ 2015 schedule – by John Harris

"#3. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills – Week 13 (Away) – One of the newest Buffalo Bills was a pain in the side of the Texans in 2014. As a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, he had 117 yards on 24 carries, one of four 100 yard games, in a win over the Texans in 2014. McCoy ran for the second highest total in his career with 1,319 yards last season."

Ranking the five best bye weeks in Texans history – by Drew Dougherty

"#3. 2010 – In what became a season to forget, the Texans were actually in a good spot heading into the Week 7 break. They’d taken care of Kansas City at home in Week 6 to push their record to 4-2. But they also lost defensive captain and inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans to injury. A tailspin after the bye saw the club tumble to a 6-10 overall record, but things were looking good before the week of rest."

Houston Texans: Most Irreplaceable Players – by Michael Mull

"It follows that the star of a team would be irreplaceable in most situations. It may even be considered obvious that a team’s starting running back is inherently irreplaceable. While Foster has been a great running back for the Texans, his value comes both from his on-field performance and due to the drop off in production from his replacements."

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