October 30, 2011
by Keith Weiland
Beautiful artistry, you are not welcome here. These Houston Texans are atop the feeble AFC South division at the midway point of the season, but the campaign thus far has not been a masterpiece.
Case in point: Sunday's 24-14 win at home against the Jaguars. Still missing their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, and defensively overcoming the loss of sack leader Mario Williams, the Texans did just enough good things to win comfortably.
Surely, it was more than a few brushstrokes shy of the work of fine art they constructed in last week's domination of the Titans, but a win's a win. Given this franchise has never had a division lead heading into November, Texans fans are keeing their tongues gnashed between their teeth.
But, ohh, the nasty November beckons. A cruel distortion the month of November has been for head coach Gary Kubiak's Texans. Halloween's tricksters come and go, but the truly macabre reconvene every November at Reliant Stadium.
The schedule at least sets up nicely. Hosting the Browns before taking to the road against the Bucs seems doable. Follow that up with a merciful late season bye and a game at the team's second home in Jacksonville, and the Texans should set themselves up for nice run up to their first ever division title and playoff berth.
It can happen if the Texans keep the big picture in focus.
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