Houston Texans: An division title and playoff berth not enough for 2019

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans have clinched their fourth playoff berth over the past six seasons along with the AFC South title. That’s great but far from enough. Why?

Houston Texans fans — it was ugly, it was sloppy and it was unfathomable in regard to what we were seeing today but they were able to ultimately get the job done.

What is that you might say?

The Houston Texans were able to clinch their fourth playoff berth in the past six seasons in the Bill O’Brien-era, a mark that many NFL coaches right at this moment would love to have.

Thanks to the heroics of Bradley Roby, Justin Reid, Johnathan Joseph, Angelo Blackson, Charles Omenihu, Tyrell Adams and most-importantly, Jahleel Addae, this team has taken care of bus

This is the first time that I can recall that they’ve clinched the division early rather than it all come down to the last week of the season and we had to watch how our other division members fared in their respective games.

But not this season — the Houston Texans can safely play next week’s game, which has even less meaning now, with the comfort of knowing that they have things locked up.  I’m sure the Houston Texans are considering resting players for this game as they want them fully healthy going into the playoffs, which is most important.

As I’ve said previously, it’s paramount that the Houston Texans win at least two playoff games this season.  I don’t think winning one is enough but considering that’s the number of games that they’ve won in the postseason under O’Brien, there’s a lot of progress this team has to make to prove to the world that they are a contender for a title in the NFL.

But the feeling of being at the cusp of a notion that’s so great goes to show the progress that this team has made in such a short amount of time.

But when the franchise set their sights on one Deshaun Watson, I knew that the trajectory of the

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the path they wanted to take would change forever and the identity of being a shiny, brand-new expansion that lies in the shadow of its big brother in the Dallas Cowboys would finally be washed away.

This organization is now almost two decades old and it’s time that they start to make progress at winning something meaningful, especially when you have a quarterback where he’s used to that mindset and while he’s cost-effective over the next couple of seasons.

The window is getting tighter before another major rebuild and they’ve got to strike now before it’s hot.

That’s why it’s imperative that the goal for this postseason is for them to get to the AFC Championship Game.

It may not be easy but the New England Patriots displayed their vulnerability and if they’re the roadblock that will be trying to stop them from getting there, I like the Houston Texans‘ chances of exceeding that goal.

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As much as I’d like for the Houston Texans to be in the Super Bowl this season, I must take a pragmatic approach with them and outline reasonable goals for them to achieve.

But let’s hope for the best — go Houston Texans!