Houston Texans: 3 Reasons why they can 3-peat in the AFC South

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans - (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans - (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans – (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans have a chance to win the AFC South title for a third straight season, and here’s how they can do it.

Winning the AFC South championship is an automatic placement into the playoffs, and for the past two seasons the champions of the division have been the Houston Texans. Though the Texans news hasn’t been that great once they are in the playoffs, making the “second season” is still an amazing accomplishment.

Many fan bases would love to have the success the Houston Texans have had in the past two seasons, with 19 regular-season wins and one win in the playoffs. Go ask the fan bases of the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions, to name just three, if they would make a trade for those seasons.

Now going into the 2020 NFL season, the Houston Texans have a lot on their plate with a new play caller, new wide receivers, and a division that includes a team that played in the AFC Championship, there is a lot to battle through for a three-peat division championship.

Where should the Houston Texans start in terms of moving forward for the three peat, because the first month of their 2020 regular-season schedule has to be one of the toughest in all of the league. Houston starts their journey to a three-peat in the AFC South by playing the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, and we all know who the favorite is in that season-opening game.

Next will be the Baltimore Ravens, followed by games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings. The first four games will be a true test for the Houston Texans in 2020, and depending on how they get through that schedule — they’ll need a .500 record to avoid panic — the Texans could be in for a very interesting season.

Last season, the Texans won the regular-season meeting against the Chiefs and didn’t fare so well against them in the playoffs. When the Texans faced the Ravens last season, it was Baltimore who was the better team from start to finish. That said, the first two weeks are very important in 2020, but to be honest, it will not make or break the season of the Houston Texans.

Next though are three reasons as to what the Texans have to do to three-peat as the AFC South champions, and none of the three tasks ahead will be the easiest to achieve, but could be the difference of the division title or watching the playoffs from home.