Re: This is an 8-8 or worse Texan team
It's week 3. The Texans are 2-1 and at least tied for the division lead. A year ago we were 3-0. We went on to have our best regular season record ever. What did that mean? We lost in the divisional round.
The Broncos were 1-2 after the 3rd week last year. They ended the year 13-3 and had the #1 seed. They also lost in the divisonal round.
The Ravens struggled after the first month of the season. They lost by 30 on the road in week 6 (I fail to recall who against, though). They barely made it into the playoffs. They must have been one and done. I'm sure their fans were calling for people to be fired and thought they'd go 0-fer the rest of the season, too. They lost at home to Denver. Badly. They beat them on the road in the playoffs. They beat New England at home in the regular season on a questionable call and then beat them again on the road in the playoffs.
It's a long season. It doesn't matter what happens here. It doesn't matter who wins now. As long as we are playing in January we can win it all. Flacco looked a lot like Schaub for much of last year until January hit. He doesn't have the same skills as Flacco, but he can still get hot and sling it.
We don't have to have home field advantage. It means nothing (unless you have to go to Seattle). Get to the dance and get hot.
If it were only that easy.