Fantasy football owners have always had a soft spot for Gary Kubiak’s Texans because they always put up yards, if not wins.
Now that the team is finally coming off a winning season, they are getting more respect from the national television networks.
The Texans appear in primetime three times, the most ever for the franchise. They head to Indianapolis in Week Eight for a Monday night game, play on Thursday night in Week Twelve in Philadelphia, and host the Ravens on Monday night in Week Thirteen.
Houston hosts the Colts in Week One, which just may be the most meaningful opener in the league. (We can hear the stories now: Either “More of the same” or “This year will be different!”)
Based on 2009 winning percentage, the Texans have the toughest schedule in the league. But we’ve seen in past years that number means virtually nothing. A game that looks tough in April often doesn’t turn out that way by November.