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One or more teams might represent Texas in the NFL postseason this year. One of those teams that will definitely make the postseason is the Houston Texans. They are favored to repeat as they champion of the AFC South division. Issues with the salary cap have hit the team and free agency, but Gary Kubiak their head coach will make sure the ship heads through the rough waters and into the post season.

Matt Schaub is back as the team’s quarterback after missing the last six games of the regular season and the playoffs because of a foot injury. Arian Foster will help the running game remain one of the best in the NFL.  

Key for the season is the offensive line as the team was the second best running attack in the NFL last season. Eric Winston is gone and Mike Brisiel jumped ship to the Raiders. However, the team has Rashad Butler and Antoine Caldwell to step in and probably the line will not miss a beat.

Veteran Andre Johnson at wide out is a question mark, always seeming to be injured of late. Kevin Walter will be the number two receiver if Johnson stays injury free. Keshawn Martin and DeVier Posey will also contribute.

Key on defense is the secondary. At corner, they are strong with Jonathan Joseph, Demarvius Thomas and Kenny Britt. However, Kareem Jackson is only tough in zone defense and he lost Jason Allen who went to Cincinnati. They have depth though with Brandon Harris and Brice McCain.

The Texans are currently rated at -500 to win the AFC South, +600 to take the AFC Championship and +1200 to win it all. If Schaub can return to the form he had the first 10 games of last season before his injury and the running game stays in the top three in the league, then the Texans will win the AFC South and make a bold statement by reaching the AFC Championship game.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 NFL Betting 2012

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