The Houston Texans spent years being excruciatingly close to a playoff berth without quite making it. For two years, they've followed dominant regular seasons with disappointing playoff performances.
This season just might be the year they make the jump to the game's biggest stage.
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Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins could finally be the one who plays an effective Robin to Andre Johnson's Batman, and safety D.J. Swearinger should provide the nose-in-the-box pop that Reed no longer can.
At worst, the Texans are still one of the best teams in the AFC. At best, they might be the best.