Wins and losses are one thing. But what about some of the other elements of the season? Here are my annual Texans predictions for entertainment purposes only. If you take this info to Vegas and use for prop bets I will deny I ever wrote this stuff.
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1. Team Touchdown Pass Record Broken OK, those who follow this stuff know that I said this last year (and God Bless you for following this stuff). Four quarterbacks later, I was wrong. However, they did tie the all-time team record at 29, so I pushed! That’s right, your Texans have never thrown 30 TDs in a season but it says here that the milestone will finally be reached with these new weapons.
Well, if Brock Osweiler throws it around with these four receiver sets like he has frequently in the preseason, I could see it happening.
With each of the last three Pro Bowls on his resume, left guard Josh Sitton is eventually going to help the Bears offensive line function at a level it couldn’t reach without him during the preseason. But the Bears will face the Texans’ front seven, one of the best in the NFL, only six days after Sitton’s arrival. Not only is he learning a new offense, but it also has resulted in a new center, likely rookie Cody Whitehair. With all that upheaval on the offensive line, I see the Bears struggling to move the ball. The defense will have to keep them in it, but the Texans receivers are too diverse and explosive. Texas 20, Bears 13
This whole article is really bleak for a city paper. Not one of these Chicago writers is very optimistic about their Bears. I would think even one guy would be overzealous enough to go with their team.