After the most successful season in franchise history the Texans came into this season as one of the favorites to win the AFC. And why not? They won a playoff game despite a third-string rookie quarterback, and were one of the youngest, toughest, defenses in the league.
If they had Matt Schaub in the playoffs I think that they probably would have beaten Baltimore and New England and made it to the Super Bowl.
And what have they done to lower expectations in 2012? Not much, just a 11-2 record with the current No. 1 seed in the AFC. This is the year the Texans take the next step, and finally make it to the Super Bowl. Or is it?
Despite their record, the Texans' roster is filled with question marks, and to me, they aren't as good as they were last year. Come playoff time, expect a quick exit, and here's why.