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2015 Houston Texas Season Predictions

The Houston Texans ran into a solid an unfortunate situation in 2015. Typically a 9-7 record can be considered a successful season with the likelihood of at least a Wild Card berth.

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However, they had the unfortunate position of being in the same division with the 11-5 Colts along with the AFC having a stack of 10 win teams. With the addition of Brian Hoyer in the offseason, the Texans are poised to make a legit and serious run at the AFC South.

With the regressing of the Indianapolis Colts defense and the Jaguars and Titans still quite the ways away, the AFC has realistically become a two team race.

The Texans will come into the season with former Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer under center. Hoyer, a hometown product of the Cleveland area, started the 2014 season off leading the Browns to a sole possession spot in first place. After a couple of struggling losses, Hoyer was pretty much booed out of town and forced into a back up role to Johnny Manziel.

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Hoyer finished 2014 with 12 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. He’ll have competition with QB Ryan Mallet, who have both been taking snaps with the first team during training sessions. Regardless of who gets the start, they will have a rather short leash. Having both is necessarily a bad thing as it gives the Texans depth, incase something goes wrong.

As far as running back goes, Alfred Blue is the man now. Blue would split time with Foster, but now with Foster’s injuries, Blue will have all the time to prove why he is the number 1. Blue had 528 rushing and 2 touchdowns in 2014.

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After parting ways with Andre Johnson, the Texans will go with Cecil Shorts and DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins had 76 receptions a year ago and is poised to take over the number one spot. Cecil Shorts came over from Jacksonville and is coming off a good season, considering his team was terrible. Shorts had 557 receiving yards along with just 1 touchdown in 2014. His 1 touchdown isn’t much of a concern as his team only averaged 2 touchdowns a game.

Obviously the headliner on the defensive end is JJ Watt. The linebacker can do it all from forcing turnovers, scoring defensive touchdowns, and even blocking punts.

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The main question for the Texans defense will be how Jadeveon Clowney. He had many injuries and is coming off knee surgery this past off season. Can he get back to the form he used to be at? Or will the Texans essentially have wasted their pick on him?

2015 Houston Texans Season Prediction:

The Hoyer/Mallet ordeal is the biggest question mark. Both QBs have shown incredible potential, but have also had times where they have been terrible. If one can pan out and they pan out early in the season, Houston will give the Colts a run for their money.

All in all, Houston is just as good, if not better, than last season. Another 9-7 or even 10-6 season isn’t out of the question at all.

While they may not have enough just yet to take the Colts, a Wild Card berth is a very likely possibility for them in 2015.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.