Found September 06, 2012 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
I knew the Texans were going to be competitive in the AFC South in 2011, but their being the dominate team was a surprise.  Even with RBs Arian Foster and Ben Tate battling injury in different parts of the season and NFL Star WR Andre Johnson dealing with health issues yet again last season, the Texans were able to rely on defense for once to take advantage of a “Peyton Manning-less” Colts team.   The Texans were off to such a start that when starting QB Matt Schaub broke his foot, 5th round draft pick and backup QB TJ Yates only had to go 3-3 to take the team to the playoffs where they sent the upstart Cincinnati Bengals home before facing elimination from the Baltimore Ravens. Popular opinion says that if Shuab didn’t get hurt, the Texans would have made it to the Super Bowl.  While there is some logic to that, Shaub and the offense couldn’t have done it without that defense.  Since they lost DE Mario Williams and LB DeMeco Ryans – two top forces in their defensive front — they have a problem.  They still have DT JJ Watt who’s by now best known for his Playoff INT, but replacing those 2 forces will be a challenge for any front office. READ MORE…. Related articles
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