Houston Texans: 5 moves needed to compete with Indianapolis Colts in 2019
The Houston Texans lost their past two games against the Indianapolis Colts, and some moves need to be made to compete with them in 2019.
On January 5, the Houston Texans were blindsided by a red-hot Indianapolis Colts team in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. Arguably it was the worst loss of the season for the Texans, as the game was a complete disaster and a terrible way to end the season.
To only put up one score against a AFC South rival that they’ve already played twice in the regular season, is in short, concerning.
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Houston’s weaknesses were exposed on a national platform and it will be interesting to see how they recover from a loss like that as they were the AFC South champions. Weaknesses such as a poor defensive plan, lack of depth and the Texans inability to win at the point of attack all led to their second loss to the Colts in the biggest game of the season.
Looking back at the three matchups between Houston and Indianapolis shows that these points weren’t just one-off issues either. The Colts went 2-1 in games against Houston this past season, and with two more games already scheduled for next season — game that will help in determining the AFC South champ for 2019 — Houston will have this offseason to correct the ship. If they are to survive against the current hurricane that is the Colts, the Texans will have to remedy these concerns quick.
Listed are five ways the Texans can fix their woes against the Colts and get back in control of the division and hopefully lead to more success in 2019.