Can Houston Texans Bounce Back from Disappointing Playoff Showing Last Season?

By Taylor Sturm
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The Houston Texans were knocked out of the second round of the NFL Playoffs by the New England Patriots, who dominated them all over the field. Next season, the Texans hope to live up to their expectations by winning the AFC South and then the Super Bowl.

Houston has an extremely talented team. Andre Johnson, Matt Schaub and Arian Foster combine to create one of the most dangerous offenses in the entire NFL. There aren’t many teams that can stop these three players. The Texans’ defense was great against the run, but it needs to step up against the pass. If Houston can defend the pass better, they might be able to do something in the postseason. They should have made a better run towards the Super Bowl last season, but once again froze up when it came time to play on the big stage.

It is tough to say that this season will be any different because it was supposed to have been different for the past three or four seasons. Hopefully Houston will bounce back and have a decent 2013 season, but don’t count on the Texans until they prove that they can win games when it counts.

The AFC South is more dangerous than it has been for a while, and both the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts have improved as they pose a threat to Houston at the top. The Texans can’t take any of the teams in their division lightly or they may be fighting for an NFL Wild Card Playoff spot.

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