Re: Who wins division?
I think 4-2 within the division for the Texans is the low end of expectations.
Going 4-2 or better within the division doesn't mean you win it but those teams will likely perform to the same standards against the rest of the league as they do against the Texans.
Really hard for me to believe the Jaq's , Tits or Dolts have what it takes to dethrone the Texans this year.
The Jaq's just suck , probably the worst QB play in the NFL.
The Tits .... they got better this offseason but Im not sold on their QB not to mention historically being one of the least disciplined teams in the league , I see them a distant third in the division.
The Dolts .... Yeah Luck is pretty good but I cant see that "team" playing as well as they did last year in what was an emotional season for them. They got worse defensively , didn't really think that was possible .... but they found a way.
The Texans may have gotten better both offensively and defensively - Hopkins looks to be a major upgrade over Walter & Greg Jones should be an upgrade over Casey at FB. Defensively you add a half of famer in Ed Reed .... They may be better on ST too as they added Lechler and Bullock who might be able to hit one from beyond 45 yards once in a while.
They aren't without concerns , most notably at the RG/RT spots & OLB with Barwin gone .... but having Cushing back is an improvement in itself.
We teams always have to be concerned with the health of the starting QB .... no matter what his name is , that name being Schaub makes me a bit more concerned than fans of some other teams.
Despite the questions , the Texans are clearly the most talented team in the division (and that's without any mention of JJ Watt).
It's easier to keep the match in the box, than trying to stomp out a wildfire.