The Houston Texans are one of the newer National Football League (NFL) teams, having been created in 2002 when the league expanded into 32 teams. Houston previously had an NFL team, but the Houston Oilers moved to Nashville, Tennessee and became the Tennessee Titans. In 2011, only nine seasons after their creation, the Texans won the AFC South for the first time by posting a 10-6-0 record.
They progressed to the semi-finals and the NFL playoffs where they fell at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.
The following season saw more success with the Texans being 11-1-0 by week 14. However, they lost three of their last four fixtures to end 12-4, which was still good enough to win back-to-back AFC South titles.
Despite this success, 2013 was a horrendous year for the Titans who went on a 14-game losing streak, ending the season 2-14 for their joint worst season. Head coach Gary Kubiak lost his job as a result, and the rebuilding process began.
And rebuild they did with Bill O’Brien at the helm. O’Brien guided his team to a 9-7 record, narrowly missing the playoffs, before finishing 9-7 again in 2015 to top the AFC South for the third time in their history.
The Titans signed Brock Osweiler in the close season in a four-year $72 million deal, and the 25-year-old former Denver Broncos quarterback is highly rated, with a career rating of 86.0, a completion percentage of 61.3 and 11 touchdown passes from the 21 games he has been involved in.
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2015 saw the Texans have a .563 record by the end of the regular season, finishing 5-3 at home and 4-4 on the road, ending the season on a three-game winning streak.
Houston Texans Game Schedule
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The Texans could find themselves 3-1 early in the season thanks to starting at home to the Chicago Bears and then welcoming the Kansas City Chiefs, before a trip to New England Patriots, and home against to the Tennessee Titans.
Houston Texans Standings Today
With preseason odds on a Houston Texans division win being +225, putting them only behind the Indianapolis Colts, the Texans are expected to finish in second place.
Let us see if that looks like happening by checking out the Houston Texans standings right now.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
How To Make Money Betting On Houston Texans
Although the Houston Texans are second favorites to win AFC South, the Indianapolis Colts are only slightly shorter, and much of their success depends on if Andrew Luck can stay fit for the full season, which is a big if.
The Texans ranked 10th from 16 AFC teams in 2015 in regards to offense with 347.8 yards per game. Passing, however, was way down at only 239.6 yards per game, something that is bound to improve with the signing of Brock Osweiler at quarterback.
One area that the Texans do not have to worry about is defense where J.J. Watt continues to put in impressive figures each season.
With Watt helping to shore things up, Houston boasted the second-best defense in the AFC in 2015, allowing only an average of 310.2 yards per game, only bettered by the impenetrable Denver Broncos.
The 19.6 points per game allowed was only behind the Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC in 2015.
Keeping with Watt, he is the +300 favorite to be the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and that seems like a solid bet to make considering he’s the only man to have two 20+ sack seasons, and holds the Texans’ franchise history for both sacks and forced fumbles.
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