Houston Texans News: Projected to miss playoffs and be average
One opinion of the 2020 Houston Texans isn’t great, including Texans news of missing the playoffs and not winning a third straight AFC South crown.
Being that it is early May 2020, there are varying opinions on the Houston Texans, and the Texans news at this moment of time is how the Texans are supposed to take a step back this upcoming season.
The Texans will be in a tougher AFC South in 2020, with the rest of the division making various moves to make their respective franchises better. Even though the Texans won the AFC South and a playoff game a season ago, the Tennessee Titans reached the AFC Championship and were one win away from playing in the Super Bowl.
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a very nice draft last month and added to their defense, and the Indianapolis Colts are being favored to win the division as they have added veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to their roster, as he’ll take the reins as the starting quarterback for that franchise.
Mike Clay of ESPN released his post draft 2020 NFL team projections and playoff teams where his Texans news consisted of the franchise finishing in third place at 7.8 wins and 8.2 losses, meaning they will finish around 8-8 or 7-9 overall, which is a two- to three-game step backward from last season’s 10-6 record.
Below is his projection chart, which leaves the Texans with the 13th overall pick in 2021, which belongs to the Miami Dolphins via the trade for left tackle Laremy Tunsil.
In a closer look at the Mike Clay projection chart, he has the Colts winning the AFC South at 10-6 overall, followed by the Titans at 8-8, and the Texans next.
The chart has the Jaguars projected with an overall mark of around 4-12 to 5-11. It also seems that his Super Bowl will be the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs against the New Orleans Saints, with the NFC representative Saints franchise winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Each year there is the feeling the Texans news when it comes to early preseason projections for Houston is they are underrated and aren’t given a real chance to make the playoffs. For example, last season the Texans weren’t favorites to win the division until Andrew Luck retired from the Colts.
There is also the fact the Colts are the darlings of the division again, and they should be the favorites as they have a very solid roster, as does Tennessee. The thing is just don’t count out the Texans, even with them trading DeAndre Hopkins.
To be quite honest, on paper at this moment the Texans are a .500 team, but never count out what quarterback Deshaun Watson can achieve as he’s won way more than he’s lost in his football career. Watson is a winner, and each year he’s on the field for basically a full season, the Texans news headlines have been that the Texans have qualified for the playoffs.
Though they have to be ready to play with a chip on their shoulders, players on offense like Will Fuller, the offensive line, and David Johnson, to name a few, are going to have to have very solid seasons to support Watson.
Houston must play more crisp and smoothly on offense in 2020 to help out a defense that will need time to find their way this upcoming season. The offense of the Texans must be the leaders of this team, and if they do, the Texans could surprise many.
Again, it will not be an easy task, as the AFC South can be a very good division of football to watch.