Houston Texans Morning Huddle–Opener Imminent


Happy Hump Day! Here are your daily Texans stories for Wednesday:

Texans release week one depth chart by Houstontexans.com

"Houston wrapped up the 2016 preseason with a 4-0 record for the first time in franchise history. The team led the NFL with 102 points scored and ranked second (first in the AFC) with a plus-seven turnover margin. On special teams, the Texans held opponents to an average starting field position of 20.8 on kickoffs, which ranked second in the league.Houston’s defense returns 10-of-11 starters this year and continued its strong play from last season as the team forced 12 turnovers in the preseason, which was also a franchise record."

Some great things to see here. J.J. Watt is back healthy and in the starting lineup, and Quintin Demps won the starting safety job opposite Andre Hal. But best yet is the return of both tackles–Duane Brown and Derek Newton.

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Texans season predictions by Sarah Barshop, ESPN

"The Houston Texans won the AFC South last season, finishing 9-7, before getting blown out at home, 30-0, in the wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs. With the additions of quarterback Brock Osweiler, running back Lamar Miller and rookie receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller, the Texans believe they can hold off the Colts, and now the Jaguars, to win the division for the second year in a row."

I feel like ten wins will win this division. The first team to get there between the Texans, Colts and Jaguars will represent this division in the playoffs. If Watt can come back in tip top shape and not suffer any setbacks throughout the year and Brock Osweiler can get in sync quickly, there’s no reason to think another division title is out of the question.

Texans make epic hype video by CBS Local

"Thanks to the Houston Texans we just got a little more pumped up. They put out a hype video on their facebook page Tuesday morning that just has us itching for Texans Football."

If that doesn’t get you going, nothing will.