Houston looking to finally get over the NFL Betting hump

August 25th, 2010 by

houston texans The Houston Texans have had an up and down existence since this expansion team opened for NFL betting business more than a decade ago. But there’s been a lot more downs that ups and this team is still looking for its first NFL playoff bid. The Texans just missed the cut last year after jumping out to a terrific start and fading at the end to finish 9-7.

However, 2010 looks to be the year that the Texans finally make their debut in the football betting playoff action.

Led by QB Matt Schaub (the NFL’s leading passer in ’09 with 4,770 yards) this team is always a broken tackle away from a TD and it can go toe to toe with any defense in the league. WR Andre Johnson is the real deal and it’s no coincidence that Schaub led the league in passing yards and Johnson led the NFL betting action in receiving yards (1,569). Johnson also had 9 TDs and 101 catches making him arguably the best WR in the game.

The problem for this team, as you probably guessed is a broken running game, a leaky defense and an annual late season collapse that has left this team just short of the football odds postseason two years in a row.

But starting RB Steve Slaton was injured last season and should be fully recovered this season. In addition second year runner Jeremiah Johnson, if he has good training camp, should be able to make a big impact on the running game as well. Defense remains the big question mark for this club it drafted a top CB in Kareem Jackson who should be a starter and picked up over a half dozen rookies on this side of the ball, some expected to contribute immediately.

But even with an average defense this is still the best passing team in the NFL betting action and averaged 383 yards and 24.3 ppg last season. The AFC South seems awfully thin in terms of competition this year as well and if the team can at least split with the Colts this team will have a terrific shot at the competing for the division title and at the very least an AFC wildcard spot.

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