Before the season I thought the Texans would be in the 8-8, 7-9, 9-7 area and miss the playoffs again. I didn't expect them to hit on so many off season acquisitions. Watt, manning, joseph, reed have all been successful. I also didn't expect Barwin and Tate to step up like they have. Perhaps the most pleasant surprise has been the play of T.J. Yates. After yesterday I have no reason to doubt their chances to go to the superbowl and with their ability to bring pressure on the quarterback I think they have as good of chance as anyone to beat the Saints or the Packers. So go ahead and flame me, that's just the way I see it.