HOUSTON You expected the Houston Texans team that lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs would come back better this season. Matt Schaub would be the quarterback instead of T.J. Yates. Andre Johnson would be fully healthy. Instead of Jacoby Jones the Texans would have someone who was less of a knucklehead. Mario Williams didn't play in the game anyway.
So, yes, the Texans would be better, probably even better than the Ravens, maybe better than anybody else in the AFC. That seemed to be what most people thought and after two games we can all feel good about our ability to peer into the future.
But be honest, now. You didn't think J.J. Watt would be this good, did you?
Let's have a little fun with it. If you took what Watt has done through two games and extrapolated that over an entire NFL season, he would end up with 24 sacks and 40 passes defensed from a position (defensive end in a 3-4 alignment) that is not even supposed to be the one that gets the big numbers.
That will not...