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Do Texans Benefit From Shortened Season?

In lieu of the news that the NFL may have contingency plans for a shortened season, we've immediately made the leap that the schedule may be configured to be pieced out month-by-month. Because of the way the Texans schedule is set up, they could lose a number of games against really good teams if that's the case. Both Paul Kuharsky and Steph Stradley hit on this recently:

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Crossing the Saints and Steelers off offers a big break, the biggest in the division I think. If you're looking for a sure-thing win here, the closest you'll find is Miami.

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Under this scenario, the Texans face all three division opponents, most of the NFC South and then the Browns. That looks to be a much easier schedule than one that includes the Colts twice, Saints and Ravens, plus a preseason full of teams with injury-inducing defenses. 4 home games, 4 road games. Like the NFL planned it that way.

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Should you be rooting for the NFL to have an abbreviated season? No. Would this be a nice coincidence for Texans fans (the few that are left) afterwards? Absolutely. The NFC South isn't quite as tough as the records made them look last season, and losing the Steelers, Ravens, and Saints would be a big blessing.

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