At the beginning of the season, people wondered if the Texans could finally start moving towards playoff contention. With a new coach, a new quarterback and a hungry young defense, the Texans seemed to have a bright future. In a few years, they could be wild card contenders. For 2007 though, topping the .500 mark would be a big step.
Fast forward to Week 15 of the season. The Texans finish off a workmanlike 31-13 victory over the Broncos to go 7-7. They did it with Sage Rosenfels at QB and a combination of backup Ron Dayne and undrafted rookie Darius Walker at running back. They're 1 1/2 games out of a playoff spot right now.
If Schaub could stay healthy, if Andre Johnson could stay healthy, if they could find a real live running back ... this team has loads of potential.
Other than Andre Johnson, pretty much every fantasy projection for this team has been flat wrong.