If there were any questions that the Houston Texans are the overwhelming favorites in the AFC South, those questions were put to rest today in Tampa Bay.
And if there were any hopes that the Buccaneers could win the NFC South, those hopes were probably put to rest, too.
The Texans dominated from start to finish in Tampa, easily beating a Buccaneers team which entered the season with high hopes, but which has looked in recent weeks like the playoffs are a pipe dream. The final score was 37-9, and the Texans could have put up more points than that if they had wanted to. The Bucs are now on a three-game losing streak.
And the Texans are now on a four-game winning streak, and all four wins have come by double-digit margins. The Texans aren’t just winning, they’ve whipped every team they’ve played for a month.
Houston’s running game has been excellent lately, with Arian Foster, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward all making big plays on the ground. Once the Texans get receiver Andre Johnson back, they’re going to have one of the most balanced attacks in football. The Texans are going places.
And the Bucs are going nowhere.