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Houston Texans: 5 Reasons Why They Won’t Win the AFC South in 2014

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Houston Texans: 5 Reasons Why They Won't Win the AFC South in 2014

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The Houston Texans finished with only one win against the AFC South in 2013, and things won't get much better in 2014. From stiffer competition in the division to a lack of playmakers added to the offense, Houston will once again find themselves near the bottom of the pack.

5. Tougher Divisional Competition

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5. Tougher Divisional Competition

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The Indianapolis Colts will line up Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks and T.Y. Hilton, the Jacksonville Jaguars have fresh talent in Blake Bortles and receivers Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee, and Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter have tons of potential for the Tennessee Titans. The division will once again be difficult for the Texans to contain.

4. Lack of Depth

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4. Lack of Depth

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Andre Brown is the backup for Arian Foster, and if Andre Johnson doesn't play, DeAndre Hopkins will be forced to be the leader in the passing attack. If anything happens to Foster or Johnson, the Texans will have a long season.

3. Rivals Have Easy Schedules

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3. Rivals Have Easy Schedules

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According to ESPN, the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans have the easiest schedules in the NFL.

2. QB Uncertainty

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2. QB Uncertainty

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Ryan Fitzpatrick will begin the season as the starting quarterback, but how long will he last? While he has been a serviceable option, he is not the leader that the team desperately needs. Backups Case Keenum and Tom Savage are still unproven.

1. An Unhappy Andre Johnson

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1. An Unhappy Andre Johnson

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He is the most productive and consistent member of the Texans offense, but he does not want to be in Houston. With a desire to play elsewhere, the loss of Andre Johnson would be devastating to the organization.

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