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NFL Season Preview: #16 Houston Texans

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Overview: Last season, the Texans offense was pretty much set. QB Matt Schaub suffered a couple injuries and missed a few games, but still put up good numbers. WR Andre Johnson put up Pro Bowl stats, and Houston stumbled upon RB Steve Slaton, who ran for 1282 yards. What let the Texans down was its defense. The secondary was full of holes and sunk the Texans to its 8-8 record in ’08.

Offseason Moves: The Texans began suring up their defense via the draft, selecting USC LB Brian Cushing in the first round. Houston also added veterans LB Cato June and CB Deltha O’Neal. The Texans lost backup QB Sage Rosenfels but replaced him with former Chicago Bear, QB Rex Grossman.

Upcoming Season: The Texans’ offense should be solid if Matt Schaub can stay healthy, and live up to his expectations. All the pieces are there and set, although the offensive line can be questionable at times. On defense, the Texans did little to improve, yet should be better this season.

Matt SchaubPlayer to watch: The for mentioned QB Matt Schaub is the key to the Texans offense. In Atlanta, there were big expectations, but since being traded to Houston, he has been injury riddled and average. If he can stay healthy and combine with WR Andre Johnson for a full season, they could be one of the most explosive combinations in the NFL.

Prediction: 9-7, 3rd in AFC South

The Texans should finish above .500 for the first time in franchise history. Making the playoffs though? The AFC South got no weaker, and it would take a lot for Houston to sneak into the playoffs.


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