Is this the season the Texans final start to get some respect around the league, rather than teams taking our beloved team lightly? That is the question I have been pondering all offseason, and it looks like some of the media experts are starting to think so, as long as Carr progresses, the defensive line holds up, and the team can stay healthy. I for one thought that towards the end of the last season, teams we starting to think twice about playing the Texans soft, especially when it came time to playing for playoff spots. Looking at our schedule this upcoming year, this is a season that, given some good breaks, could go in the Texans favor! If the Texans can split the division games, we are actually in great shape for making a playoff run. If the Texans are swept by Tennessee and Indy, and split with Jacksonville, you can forget it. This is the season that late games have to be converted from almost wins, to in the bag wins. That is what marks a contender. I think we had enough shares of those types of games, and this team will pull through the late ones! Look for the Texans to go 9-7 and push playoff contenders to the brink!