Defense, Improving Brock Osweiler Make Texans a Dangerous Playoff Opponent

January 8, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Houston Texans entered Bizarro World at the onset of the NFL's postseason. 
J.J. Watt isn't needed to field a dominant defense, and quarterback Brock Osweiler is no longer holding back the Texans offense. 
When Houston hosted the Oakland Raiders on Saturday at NRG Stadium to open the playoffs, a war of attrition was supposed to occur. Instead, the Texans captured an impressive 27-14 victory thanks to a complete team effort. 
In many ways, this Houston squad will invoke comparisons to last year's Super Bowl champions, the Denver Broncos.
Like the team that last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, the Texans are built around the league's No. 1 defense and an offense viewed as below-average due to subpar quarterback play. Plus, Osweiler's addition to this year's Houston squad comes on the heels of his playing for the Broncos a season ago. 
This formula makes Bill O'Brien's team dangerous. 
Even in an offense-driven league, the Broncos pr...

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