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Are The Texans Really A Super Bowl Darkhorse?

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Darkhorse... Where have I heard that before?

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Oh yeah that's right, the Houston Texans have been considered preseason darkhorses for the last several seasons, but we have nothing to show for it. We kept hearing that if the Colts struggle this season, the Texans could win the AFC South and make some noise in the postseason.

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While you can't put too much stock into this recently published article on Pro Football Focus, it's still somewhat eye-opening that an outsider thinks the Texans could shock the football world this season.

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I’m calling it now. Houston Texans.

That’s my darkhorse to win it all. They’ve made two signings in free agency and that’s all I think it takes for them to go from sadly disappointing to straight-up dominating. And if they don’t, well, heads will have to roll. It’s that simple.

Right now, while everyone is looking at Philadelphia and the moves they’ve made, people are sleeping on Houston. They haven’t gotten so much got stronger, as they have eliminated two of their biggest weaknesses. That’s enough to make this team pretty darn scary.

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The team was held back last year because of its' porous secondary and several key injuries, but I have a feeling things are going to change this season. Bob McNair opened up his wallet and made two significant free agent signings in Johnathan Joseph and Danieal Manning. Both of these acquisitions are a sign that this team is ready to win now. There's no time better than the present, and Gary Kubiak has been given ample chances to succeed.

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The time is now Texans fans..

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