of Texan We have a better football team today than we did a year ago.
Not a big deal for a franchise that has eight wins in the last two seasons, but it’s a decent result.
Houston headed into 2022 with the promotion of Lovie Smith to head coach, adding two players to high-value positions in the first round, deshawn watson him browns In exchange for mass transportation.
AFC East Over/Under Wins: BUF | Ne | Mia | New York | Division Odds
NFC East Over/Under Wins: Dar | | Phi | | WSH | | New York City | | Division odds
AFC South Over/Under Wins: ten | | IND | | Jax | | Division odds
This restructuring is still a work in progress and will be contested in the far future.At least, like the 4th pick, there are young pieces to build foundation on either side of the ball Derek Stingley and the 15th pick kenyon greenplus the following endorsements from veterans Brandin Cooksre-signed in the offseason.
My expectations for this team have not changed. The Texans win total again brought him to 4.5 after failing to hit that mark in consecutive seasons. They are tied for the lowest over/under in the NFL. falcons Despite playing in one of the weakest divisions.
Can you leap from quarterback in the second year? Davis Mills And a defense that has nowhere else to go but pushes the Texans to five wins? Or will they fall below that mark again and find another pick near the top of the draft?
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Houston Texans Over/Under: 4.5 – O (-111) | U (-120)
2021-22 Records: 4-13; Third AFC South.missed the playoffs
AFC South future odds: +2500 (4th)
AFC future odds: +8000 (16 days)
Future Super Bowl odds: +20000 (tied -31st place)
Major additions: CB Derek Stingley Jr., OL Kenyon Green, CB Stephen Nelson
Main loss: S. Justin ReedQB tyrod taylorLB Jake Martin
Texans Daily Offseason Record: A
The Texans had a great offseason on all fronts, but they had the potential to get Stingley four immediate starters, especially through the draft. Pitregreen and metchy III. But they’ve also done a great job of signing economically wise free agents at priority positions along the backup quarterback, defensive end and offensive line. But their biggest and best offseason move was trading Deshawn Watson to Cleveland, clearing the clouds over the franchise. — Matt Galazan
Week 1: colts
Second week: in the broncos
Third week: at the bears
Fourth week: charger
Week 5: at the jaguars
Week 6: Goodbye
Week 7: in the raiders
Week 8: Titans
Week 9: eagles
Week 10: at the Giants
Week 11: Commander
Week 12: at the Dolphins
Week 13: browns
Week 14: in the cowboys
Week 15: Chiefs
Week 16: in the Titans
Week 17: jaguar
Week 18: in the colts
Houston ranked 30th in scoring, 32nd in yards gained, 27th in points allowed, and 31st in yards allowed in 2021.
The Texans suffered two embarrassing shutouts (40-0). bill31-0 at home colts), and failed to score 10 points five more times. The front office has brought in a number of players to address many needs across the roster.
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Draft Stingley, from Lockdown Corner LSUsand safe Jalen Pitre out Baylor It’s a shock to the secondary, as is the free agency signing of veteran cornerback Stephen Nelson.And while it may not be the team’s long-term answer at quarterback, the Texans drafted Green to protect Mills, who had an impressive rookie season given the circumstances. Texas A&M and signed AJ Kang away from jaguar.
With the addition of two first-rounders and a solid but not game-changing free agent, can this team surpass their expected win count?
How badly Houston did last season, going 3-3 against division opponents.That included a shock win over the AFC No. 1 seed Titans And wipe out the jaguar. In his two games, the Colts outscored the Texans, going 62-3.
Indianapolis has only gotten better and should blow Houston out again in both meetings.
This is 1-5. perhaps A 2-4 start in division play for the Texans if they can steal another game against the Titans.
The rest of the AFC slate is brutal: Broncos on the road, charger At home, raiders on the road, Dolphin on the road, browns At home in Week 13 when Watson could be back in Houston, then Chiefs At home.
With football’s premier division, the AFC West, and two more playoff contenders, Cleveland and Miami, drawing in, it will be difficult to win against the rest of the conference. The Texans have him 0-6 against a brutal slate of non-division AFC teams.
This has already resulted in a win, maybe two, with double-digit losses.
A draw with the NFC East sounds positive at first, but it’s hard to see Houston reverse. eagles Also cowboysIt leaves an improvement giants Traveling team and visits from CommanderIn the Commanders Over/Under Betting Preview, we said the game against Washington was a loss for the Texans, but only that they could win that game to finish with a 1-3 record against the division. Let me tell you.
They are now 2-3 wins with 1 game left. bearThis is a game they can win against another one of the NFL’s lower feeders to keep Houston in the 3-4 win range, which is generous.
The games with the highest win rate in the schedule will be the Bears on the road and the Jaguars at home. All other games can realistically be lost.
Sure flukes happen – the Texans beat the Chargers and Titans last season – but there’s plenty of room between my expectations for this team’s performance and the line of 4.5 wins to bet under. have confidence in
Houston is building something, but it’s still a work in progress. This team is short of his five wins.
BET: Less than 4.5 wins (-120)
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