The Houston Texans are going to take the AFC South. There is no doubt about it in anyone’s mind. Coach Gary Kubiak has assembled a defense Top 5 in nearly every major category and the offense is rolling along with a great running game and a passing offense meant to accentuate the efforts of Arian Foster. This is an old school formula, bucking the both the air-it-out and balanced offensive strategies. It is the reason Houston Texans tickets to Reliant Stadium are among the best buys in the NFL in 2012 and will continue to be in 2013 after they begin play following the bye in the Wild Card Round.
Houston is going to have a couple of major challenges during the second half of the schedule. In Week 10 they travel north to play the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. This will put the Texans run offense to the test. Week 14’s road game will take the Texans to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots. This game will put the Texans defense to task.
The Texans appear to have adjusted to the loss linebacker Brian Cushing, thanks in large part to the efforts of defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt will have to have a field day to torment Tom Brady and the healthy linebackers will have a running game with multiple options with which to contend. These two games will serve as the best test runs leading up to the NFL playoffs.
Now, the biggest development over the last couple of seasons has been running back Arian Foster. Foster has given the Texans a running game and allowed quarterback Matt Schaub to reel back on his passing attempts and given this football team much more stability. Foster has been the bane of those fantasy football owners who keep banking on Andre Johnson. The Schaub-Johnson days of fantasy football domination are over, but the days of riding Foster on the way to 20 points a game are here. Plus, Texans fans are given the chance to revel in Super Bowl dreams. This season the final Texans football tickets could be a chance to enjoy watching the Super Bowl live and cheering their home team.