Re: Texans have 5th easiest schedule next year...
I don't really pay too much attention to SOS. Teams change. Through the draft, free agency, etc, a mediocre team last season could be elite. Just compare the Texans now to 2 years ago. A couple years ago, we'd be ecstatic if we just made the playoffs. Now it's Super Bowl or bust.
My point is the SOS should never be an excuse for anything. Just win games. That's the most important thing.