The best team in Texas right now are the Houston Texans. Dallas Cowboys and their fans would say they are but considering how this season is unfolding the Texans are the real team of Texas. I won’t compare the two only because it’s not fair to the Cowboys or their fans.
Deshaun Watson in the first 3 games did not look like the same QB from 2017 who led all QBs in the first 7 games with 19 TDs passing before his injury. He just seem to be struggling but not only him, the Texans Defense now healthy was struggling as well. Division Champions of 2017 the Jacksonville Jaguars were looking even better on paper, the Indianapolis Colts starting QB Andrew Luck was back and looked to compete. The Tennessee Titans with their new Head Coach Mike Vrabel the Texans former Defensive Coordinator was hired to take the Titans to a new level.
Normally it take from 6 to 9 months to recover from a torn ACL and in Deshaun Watson’s line of work it might take longer to get his movement back. I saw it in the first 3 games … except for the New England Patriots the next two were winnable games vs the Titans and Giants. The defense was getting into rhythm and kept the game close. In the first 3 games the Texans lost at an average of 4 points. In their fourth game something clicked. Watson movement was more fluid and he looked like he was in his 2017 form. Although the game went into overtime the Texans led throughout the game but The Colts came back and tied it with a 2 point conversion in the 4th quarter. In overtime the Colts took the lead with a field goal making the score 34-31. The Texans responded with their own field goal to make the score 34-34 with 1:50 remaining in overtime.
While the Colts were driving on their next possession, Andrew Luck failed to get a first down, the Texans with Deshaun Watson at the helm drove down to the Colts 19 yardline with 3 second left on the clock and kicked a field goal and won their first game 34-37.
This was the start of a seven game winning streak, the second longest only to the New Orleans Saints winning ten consecutive games. Can they win 8 games in a row on Monday Night Football vs the Titans? This game has some special significance, Bob McNair the Houston Texans owner/founder died at the age of 81 on November 23rd 2018. I don’t think the Texans will let up their winning ways, look for the best team in Texas, the Houston Texans to continue to lead their division.