Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 10/24/11
The Texans have never enjoyed the status of being in first place seven weeks into the NFL season, but coach Gary Kubiak doesn't sound like a coach who's getting caught up in the moment. That's what coaches do stay upbeat when despair seems appropriate and throttle back the enthusiasm when the fan base is ready to hold a parade. It's all part of keeping the team focused on the task ahead, as opposed to wallowing in misery or basking in premature glory. "I really don't look at that too much," Kubiak said Monday. "We've got so far to go. I think we better just stay focused on what we're doing week to week right now. I think it's way too early to start thinking that way." Perhaps too early for the coach but fans and media are free to daydream about a place this franchise has yet to visit: the NFL post-season. In fact, Houston holds the longest playoff drought among current NFL cities. And that does not include the five years the city had no NFL franchise. The last playoff memory for ...
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