5 Early Predictions for the Houston Texans’ 2014 Season

5 Early Predictions For The Texans' 2014 Season

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The city of Houston is desperately searching for a winner. In the past few months, the city has seen both its football team and baseball team pick first overall in their drafts. While the baseball team is making some progress, the football team is approaching almost a calendar year since a victory was put into the win column. But the Texans are bound to improve in 2014 thanks to a projected solid defense. Here are five more early predictions.

5. Tom Savage Will See Playing Time This Season

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5. Tom Savage Will See Playing Time This Season

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Tom Savage was picked late in the draft for Houston. While veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick may have the early inside track on the starting job Week 1, expect Savage to see the field at some point during the year. Does Houston have their quarterback for the future, or will 2014 become one giant audition for anyone getting snaps under center?

4. Arian Foster Will Get Double-Digit Touchdowns

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4. Arian Foster Will Get Double-Digit Touchdowns

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Arian Foster missed significant time last year due to injury. Not to long ago, he was the top back in the league. Within a new system that will likely lean heavily on the ground game to help the quarterback manage games, look for Foster to make a statement in a bounce-back year. Foster is a dual-threat out of the backfield, so look for him to see pay dirt a bunch in 2014.

3. Jadeveon Clowney Will Get Double-Digit Sacks

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3. Jadeveon Clowney Will Get Double-Digit Sacks

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Jadeveon Clowney is a freak of a talent. Opposite J.J. Watt, the duo figures to give quarterbacks nightmares all season long. Clowney has raw talents that can enable him to get to the quarterback on a regular basis. Look for the rookie to record a ton of sacks in his first year as a pro.

2. J.J. Watt Will Win Defensive Player of the Year

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2. J.J. Watt Will Win Defensive Player of the Year

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J.J. Watt is arguably the best defensive player in the league going right now. He has already won Defensive Player of the Year once before. With the help of Clowney and an improved defense around him, Watt will put up incredible numbers in 2014. He will continue to be the Texans' team leader and put the team on his back. Watt will continue to set the bar high for his position within the game while posting eye-popping stats in the process.

1. Houston Texans Will Be In Wild Card Contention

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1. Houston Texans Will Be In Wild Card Contention

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Early signs are showing that there are good vibes in camp. First-year head man Bill O'Brien will have the team turning the corner quickly. With a favorable schedule and a solid core of players on both sides of the ball, look for Houston to be in the hunt for a playoff spot this season. O'Brien has a good staff around him that will get the best out of the guys and start to head in the right direction for a franchise and city in need of some wins.

Nick Schaeflein is a Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ptchr2424 or add him to your network on Google.


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