Houston Texans: The surefire formula to beat the Colts in round one

Watson and Hopkins of the Houston Texans (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans have made it to the playoffs, and though the seeding could’ve gone better, it’s great to be there. But what will it take to stay there?

Welp, here we go… the Houston Texans have made the playoffs after starting 0-3. I never thought I’d be typing that sentence. The Texans are in rarified air by accomplishing this feat, as such, it’s nothing short of miraculous.

They’ve made it but not without plenty of luck along the way, no pun intended. But despite the fact that about every game from now will mean a million times more than the previous, our approach shouldn’t change in any way. Believe in each other and take it game by game.

I’m going to do the exact same thing and take it one game at a time. Boy, would it be great to be holding the Lombardi Trophy, but first the Texans must handle an opponent that they’re extremely familiar with. This will be the first time the Texans will be playing the same team the third time in the same season, so we must have a further understanding of what to limit and what to take advantage of to win this game.

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I will write a piece for every game the Houston Texans play these playoffs in hope that I will be writing 4 of them, but I’m going to write each one the best I can because I have no clue if it may be the last. So, without further adieu, let’s break down what Texans need to do to pull a win over the Colts.

I will be breaking down 3 components: Offense, defense, and special teams. Each one will have their main determinator, 2 really helpful things to do, and a bottom line overview. If all of these things happen, there shouldn’t be a reason why the Houston Texans can’t win this game.