The morning huddle brings you all the Houston Texans news you need to know in order to keep up to date with your favorite NFL franchise
Good morning Houston Texans football fans. We are one day closer to the start of the second half of the 2016 season. The morning huddle is back with all the news you need to know as you get ready to cheer your team on in their final stretch to capture the AFC South! Enjoy;
Though the Houston Texans lead the AFC South at the midway point of the season, the number of games left in the division gives the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans a real chance to win it. No team has separated itself yet, including the division-leading Texans, and both the Colts and Titans need to improve significantly to make a run at it. After seeing what each team has done through the first half of the season, what does each team need to do in the second half to win the AFC South?
The last time we saw the Texans, their running game was pounding the Detroit Lions into submission.
On their last two series, when the Texans were trying to secure a 20-13 victory and a 5-3 record, the offensive line pancaked the Lions, freeing Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue to gain 72 of the team’s 105 yards rushing.
Brock Osweiler was the big free agent signing of the NFL offseason despite accomplishing little in his four seasons with the Denver Broncos. Osweiler did start seven games for Denver last season, going 5-2 in the process, but that was more the result of Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak’s dumbing down his offense, cutting back on the passing while relying on his running game and a stifling defense. When Peyton Manning was deemed healthy enough to return to the lineup, Osweiler was sent to the bench even though Manning had difficulty throwing the football more than five yards.