Expect more of the same for a quarterback whose game film doubled as a thing of beauty in 2017. Regardless of potential or playmakers, it doesn’t hurt at all to have some advantages come January. HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 05: Houston Texans offensive line approaches the line of scrimmage during the AFC Wild Card game between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans on January 5, 2019 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. 3. Jon Gruden took the Raiders head-coaching job in 2018 with a vision to turn the franchise around. However, one of those catches was a "here we go again" 36 yard catch to set up the first touchdown of the game, and Hilton's presence certainly helped open things up for guys like Dontrelle Inman (4 catches, 53 yards, 1 TD) and Marlon Mack (24 carries, 148 yards). Brandon Mendoza runs through six overreactions from Week 5. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Houston’s stories with no paywalls. The x-factor will be D'Onta Foreman, who will be two off-seasons removed from Achilles surgery next season. If Houston can keep its finest players on the field, the Texans can hang around in the AFC South. His 21 total touchdowns over seven games made the Texans one of the AFC's most watchable teams before Watson was lost to a torn ACL in November. Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? I don’t think anyone, including this author, would want to try and find silver linings for an embarrassing loss in front of the home fans. The trajectory will be painted as a green arrow pointed upward, and the draft and free agency should help (stress SHOULD — no more Aaron Colvin signings, Brian!). With all that in mind, as long as the Texans don’t do something dramatically stupid with the other teams taking advantage, we will expect to see them play come January. 2. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. But, while it’s ok to be disappointed, fans can reflect on this season as a tremendous success with high hopes for greater things beyond. Houston Texans Texans. The Houston Texans have locked in an NFL playoff spot with their Week 17 win and we broke down the latest on their matchup and wild-card weekend outlook. Part 2 of Watt's return? Most clutch play? 1. The Houston Texans have a legitimate shot at going all the way to the Super Bowl. Astros Go Down in 0-2 Hole in ALCS — Four Thoughts, Astros Take Game 1 of ALDS 10-5: Four Thoughts, NFL Wild Card Round: Colts 21, Texans 7 — 4 Winners, 4 Losers, NFL Playoffs: Texans vs. Colts In Wild Card Match Up, Astros Take 2-0 Lead Over A's in ALDS: Four Thoughts. Then, of course, no one wants to find reasons to, not celebrate, but take pride in having a good season because fans are sick and tired of just getting to the playoffs.