We’ve all watched the slow climb of the Houston Texans over the past decade or so from expansion team to contender.
After breaking into the playoffs in 2011, it appears as though Houston has plateaued. For most teams, two straight visits to the postseason would be considered a good thing, especially when you have won a game in both visits. You can’t help, however, to feel like the Texans and their fans are a little disappointed.
Both playoff wins came in the Wild Card round. The Texans had to play in the Wild Card rounds both years due to their poor performance in the final four games. In the 2011 and 2012 seasons combined, the Texans have a record of 2-6. Both years, what looked like promising seasons where the Texans would get to the playoffs and earn a first round bye ended up with weak finishes and Wild Card berths.
Now, heading into 2013, it appears that Houston has made a few changes in order to prevent that scenario from happening again.
For starters, they brought in Ed Reed ...