It’s crazy how one game can change the outlook of the Houston Texans’ season.
In a win that only one of our followers on Twitter saw coming, the Houston Texans sure brought the shock factor to Tennessee on Sunday. Houston paced itself out to a 19-0 lead before winning the game 22-13.
With that being said, how many more games can the Houston Texans win this year? The schedule has some easier teams now as compared to when the schedule first came out. The Texans’ schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:
- Week 12: vs. New York Jets (2-8)
- Week 13: vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-5)
- Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks (3-7)
- Week 15: at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8)
- Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (6-4)
- Week 17: at San Francisco 49ers (5-5)
- Week 18: vs. Tennessee Titans (8-3)
The NFL Scheduling committee gave the Texans an absolute gift this late in the season. Five of their last seven games are at home, and Houston doesn’t have a back-to-back in terms of consecutive home games.
Could the Houston Texans win enough games to get a playoff spot?
Before I get all the “you predicted them to not win a game for the rest of the year”, there is an extremely small chance that the Texans could sneak into the playoffs. After Sunday’s win, wins against the Jets, Seahawks and Jaguars should be expected. They may lose to the Colts, Chargers, and Titans, but the 49ers game remains interesting.
The 49ers are a team that’s puzzling. Are they playing their best football, or just suffering through the injury bug once again? There’s a chance that Houston can steal that win from San Francisco, putting them just outside the final wildcard spot.
With help from a handful of teams, it could theoretically happen. Should we expect it? Absolutely not. The second win of the year brings some optimism and wishful thinking that Texans fans haven’t had since the first week of the season.