Well I'm normally as conservative and realistic as it comes when looking toward the next season's record and chances of playoffs, etc. Being that I'm really excited in the direction this team is headed and hoping that Schaub becomes a pro-bowl QB for us I've decided to take an outlook on next season as optimistically as I could but still trying to have somewhat of a realistic base. I give the texans 2 years and think we will be contending for the playoffs consistently. I think we can definitly make the playoffs (either by winning the division or wildcard). Let's look to next season, shall we? Can the Texans go to the playoffs THIS SEASON!? Indianapolis Colts - Well, they are the colts and have won our division every single season. Can winning the Superbowl be a curse the next season like it's happened in the past...say Steelers for example?! We finally beat them last season. Can we beat them at least once next season? i hope so. -Franchised Dwight Freeney -Lost Cato June Lb -Lost Domanic Rhodes Rb -Lost Nick Harper Cb -Lost Brandon Stokley Wr Jacksonville Jaguars- Well, we've owned them for the most part...at least last year we did. That doesn't necessarily mean we're going to sweep them again though. -QB controversy- Byron Leftwich missed a lot of games last season, David Gerard played a lot, who's going to be their starter and will that last the whole season? -Fred Taylor has been rumored to be a lot healthier than he has in the past and Jones-Drew is a stud. -lost Kyle Brady to the pats and deon grant to the seahawks -have addressed the offense pretty well in the offseason Tennessee Titans VY came at us with a chip on his shoulder last season. Both games we played were pretty pathetic, mainly the one in TN..that won't happen this year. Close game at home too. i don't think we get swept this season by them. -Signed Nick Harper Cb which they will really need. -lost chris brown Rb -lost Travis Henry Rb -Pacman Jones may spend half the season or more in Jail or get cut/traded..who knows whats up there but it isn't helping the team. -lost Drew Bennett Wr ? -Lost Bobby Wade Wr -Lost Robaire Smith Dt (remember him) I think the Titans need some help, who are there RB's after Lendale? what receivers do they have for VY to throw to? Their secondary isn't looking to good w/ pacmans troubles. I don't expect VY to dominate the game next season as he did this season...teams will play him better...esp us. So IMO the AFC south isn't as scary as I once thought it would be. Each team is very beatable...and The Colts are not as strong as they were last season. I can see us splitting the series with each team fairly easily and hopefully we could sweep the jags/titans if we 'lucky'! What do y'all think about our chances after looking at some of the additions/subtractions from the other teams? Please add anything I missed because that was all off the top of my head..there's gotta be a lot more.