Houston Texans: Top 10 greatest games in franchise history

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With the Houston Texans’ season in limbo in the midst of ravaging pandemic, it’s time to reflect. Here are the Top 10 greatest games in franchise history.

Houston Texans fans,

I’m getting kind of bored when it comes to writing about Houston sports. I’ve shared my frustrations over other teams and wanting of championships in the past and I still stand by them. Maybe this is being quarantined or trying to make an adjustment on this new, temporary normal with a code for a name talking. Maybe this is frustration over people trying to “cancel” each other out for statements or opinions that aren’t agreed upon.

Maybe this is frustration overseeing videos of people still living in the past and afraid to make a change to be more accommodating to the conversations of racism and others. Or maybe it’s just frustration over the fact that when a Houston team has hope, somebody else decides to strike and take that hope away.

In this case, the latter takes the cake. Just when you thought the Patriots were set to use Jarrett Stidham to replace the goat of all quarterbacks, they decide to make a big move and acquire a former MVP in Cam Newton. Because of this, the hype around them has the Patriots as a contender again. In my opinion, this bumps the Houston Texans down from an at-best third-best AFC team to fourth.

Obviously, the Patriots to this point have won the offseason as much as their Super Bowl titles. While is unlikely Newton will regain his MVP status from 2015, he can still be a big impact and maybe push Deshaun Watson aside and join Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes, who recently signed a 10-year extension on his new contract of over $500 million as a top tier quarterback.

Make no mistake, Watson is not going to back down. He’s going to be a top tier quarterback in my opinion if he already isn’t. He definitely has a clutch gene to him and when the stage is big, he always seems to come through and perform at a high level.

I’m almost certain a Lombardi will be in his hands while wearing a uniform with a bull as a mascot (there was a player in the NBA that had a bull on their uniform too.) But that’s for down the line as the Houston Texans look to play a season that so far has dropped two preseason games due to COVID-19.

Anyway, I’m getting bored and I decided to start watching some NFL classic stuff. I come across a program called NFL’s Greatest Games. These are the games that were so epic and legendary that they made the NFL the sport that it is.

The Ice Bowl, the Catch, the Drive, the Fumble, Super Bowl XIII, and the 2002 Wild Card comeback between the 49ers and the Giants. I enjoy watching those programs, but there is one that I don’t watch. It’s the only Houston game on the program so far and it’s a game we lost, but not with the Houston Texans. You know what it is.

It’s just unfortunate that so far, in the team’s almost two-decade history, the Houston Texans haven’t been able to get anywhere past the divisional round. That day will come eventually, but for now, we’re stuck with what if’s and a period where other teams that used to be snake-bitten are suddenly talented.

So, therefore, the Houston Texans have yet to play in a game that is worthy of being on the NFL’s Greatest Games’ list. There was a game this past season that was probably the closest the Houston Texans would get to be on the program. At some point, the team will get on the program with a win and we can rewatch it and think what an epic game that was.

In the meantime, I got to thinking what were the best games in Houston Texans’ history. I thought back and came up with a list of ten.