Houston Texans: Five things atop the team’s Christmas wish list

JJ Watt #99 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 09: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

A Patriots loss…or two…or three…

Another thing that should be atop the Houston Texans Christmas wish list is some New England Patriot losses. The Texans are vying for one of the top two spots in the AFC playoff picture and they’re currently tied with the Patriots record-wise but slot below them because of the week one loss.

So, if the Texans are going to achieve the goal of getting a round one playoff bye and a chance to rest up work on their game without game planning, they’re going to need some help. The Chiefs don’t appear catchable at this stage in the game so it’s going to take a Patriots loss, or two, or three.

Unfortunately, the first opportunity to leapfrog one of the greatest football dynasties ever was this past Sunday when the Patriots couldn’t figure out the Dolphins hook-and-ladder desperation play at the end of regulation. The dropped a game to Miami and the Texans dropped a game to the Colts so they remained tied with a 9-4 record each.

light. Also. A stalling offense and settling for field goals could be the Texans downfall

The Patriots have a very difficult matchup this week with the Steelers who are fighting for their playoff lives. If the Steelers lose, they could drop out of the playoff picture entirely, depending on what other teams do. So, their best course of action is to win and they’re very capable of doing so with a prolific offense and a tough defense. The Pats have their work cut out for them.

The last two weeks of the season have the Patriots facing off against the Bills and Jets. The Pats should have no problem dispatching both teams so, we’re easily looking at an 11 win Patriots team heading into the playoffs. Week 15 will likely be the Texans best opportunity to jump them. Regardless, whether or not the Patriots lose one or three, it’ll help out the Texans in the long run so, it’s on the list.