Houston Texan fans, the NFL playoffs have finally arrived.
Drink that down slowly. Let it sit on your tongue like a fine 20 year old whiskey. Bask in its warmth for a bit, because like a Sage Rosenfels 17 point 4th quarter lead, it can be gone in an instant.
It’s been a lengthy and largely disappointment filled road since the teams inaugural game on August 5th, 2002 against the New York Giants at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH; 10 years, 3,442 days, and 160 regular season games (unfortunately 40 preseason games as well) to be exact.
It’s been even longer for the city of Houston itself, which was previously home to the longest playoff drought of any city. Sorry Buffalo its on you now. Not since Joe Montana led the Chiefs to a 28-20 victory into the Astrodome against Warren Moon’s 12-4 Oilers has this city seen a NFL playoff game.
You want some perspective on how long ago that was?
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