For years, we waited for the Houston Texans to finally make the playoffs. And now, we are waiting for them to take the next step.

Can this team get over the hurdle of the early rounds of the playoffs and make a considerable effort to play in the Super Bowl?

The offense is retooling with speed at the receiving slot. There is still a solid if not the best running game in the league. The defense is still good with JJ Watt and company. But there are question marks.

Gary Kubiak, Wade Philips and the rest of the Houston Texans are headed to the 2013 season with playoff aspirations and dreams of a February play date. These are the reasons why it will not happen.