Is Super Bowl LI Realistic for Houston Texans?

By Andrew Fisher
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With the news that Reliant Stadium will host Super Bowl LI, the natural question comes about – do the Houston Texans have a chance to play in ‘their own’ Super Bowl? It’s a bit ridiculous, given that it’s four years away, but still somewhat legitimate, because the Texans are a good football team.

First off, Reliant Stadium is great choice to host a Super Bowl. It’s a legitimate big-event stadium, as proven by the hosting of  Wrestlemania XXV back in 2009, and of course SB XXXVIII in 2004. The NFL really couldn’t go wrong with choosing one of the United States’ largest cities to host the country’s biggest game, again. To top it all off, the Houston fans are great, and the locals will only enhance the event.

As for the question of whether or not the Texans can play in a SB that they’ll host? I’m going to say – no way, at this point. Not that I don’t think the franchise has a shot at the big game here in the next couple of years, but in four years? Arian Foster, Matt Schaub, and Andre Johnson are going to be a heck of lot older (in football years) at that point, and just due to the financial nature of the game, there’s a very small chance they’ll all still be around.

Maybe, the Texans reload with some superstars in the next couple of years, but it looks to me like this particular group of guys, has a window of about two or three more seasons to get the job done. Four years is too much of stretch for me.


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