Despite winning 11 games to claim the AFC South crown a year ago, Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and the rest of the Houston Texans failed to live up to their status as one of the preseason favorites in the AFC to reach Super Bowl 53. After getting bounced out of the postseason by AFC South division rival Indianapolis despite playing at home no less, Watson and company will enter the 2019 campaign with one goal in mind – reaching Super Bowl 54.
Can the gifted Watson put it all together to lead the Texans to new heights? Will Watt and fellow superstar defensive end Jadeveon Clowney both remain relatively healthy to give Houston their best shot? Is this the final year of the Bill O’Brien era?
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Houston finished the 2018 regular season ranked a solid eighth in rushing, but just 17th in passing as Deshaun Watson failed to regain the form he showed in his rookie season while returning from a torn ACL in his debut season and Houston did still finish 11th in scoring (25.1 ppg). Defensively, the Texans were expected to be elite last season, but that never fully materialized as the Texans ranked a stupendous third against the run, but a stunningly awful 28th against the pass. Despite their struggles trying to defend the pass, Houston finished an excellent fourth in points allowed (19.8 ppg).
To address their offseason needs, the Texans drafted Alabama State offensive lineman Tytus Howard with the 23rd overall pick in the draft before adding Kentucky cornerback Lonnie Johnson with the 22nd pick of the second round and Northern Illinois offensive tackle Max Scharping one pick later.
In addition to that, Houston also added former Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson, former Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby, former Browns tight end Darren Fells and former Raiders backup quarterback A.J. McCarron in free agency.
Houston Texans 2019 NFL Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Prediction
- Houston Texans 2019 Win Total Odds: 8.5
- 2018 Wins: 11
Week 1 at New Orleans
I like Houston a lot heading into 2019, but the Texans aren’t going into New Orleans to beat Drew Brees and the Saints in their home opener. Loss. 0-1.
Week 2 vs. Jacksonville
The Texans beat the Jags twice last season, but they’ll have a more difficult time repeating that sweep in 2019 now that Nick Foles is under center in the Sunshine State. Still, Houston manages to get this win at home as part of what looks like a split with the Jags. 1-1.
Week 3 at L.A. Chargers
Houston recorded a decent 5-3 road record a year ago, but the Chargers went an identical 5-3 at home in 2018 and that leads me to believe that Philip Rivers and company are going to take care of business at home in this matchup of AFC Super Bowl hopefuls. Loss. 1-2.
Week 4 vs. Carolina
Watson out-duels Cam Newton to lead the Texans to the hard-fought inter-conference win. 2-2.
Week 5 vs. Atlanta
This Week 5 matchup is another contest against a team that is eerily identical to Houston in terms of talent and Super Bowl legitimacy. I like the Texans to take care of business at NRG Stadium. Win. 3-2.
Week 6 at Kansas City
While I expecting the Chiefs to feel the losses of Kareem Hunt and likely, Tyreek Hill, I still have the Chiefs holding it down at Arrowhead Stadium in a thriller as Patrick Mahomes outguns Deshaun Watson. 3-3.
Week 7 at Indianapolis
The Texans and Colts split their two regular season meetings with each franchise winning by a field goal on the other’s home turf. This time around, both AFC South rivals win at home…by a field goal! Loss. 3-4.
Week 8 vs. Oakland
The Raiders are ion the beginning stages of a massive rebuild and they’re not good enough or mature enough to beat Houston on the road in Week 8. Win. 4-4.
Week 9 at Jacksonville
Split, split , split. Houston falls to Nick Foles’ magic. Loss. 4-5.
Week 10 BYE
Week 11 at Baltimore
I’m going with the elusive Lamar Jackson and a Baltimore defense that was phenomenal last season, to narrowly get past Deshaun Watson in a matchup of fleet-footed quarterbacks we should be watching for years to come! Loss. 4-6.
Week 12 vs. Indianapolis
Remember, Houston wins in Week 12 to both, snap a two-game skid and get the regular season split against the Colts. Win. 5-6.
Week 13 vs. New England
Watson has fought the good fight in two career losses against Tom Brady and the Patriots, including last season’s 27-20 Week 1 road loss. Unfortunately for the Texans, I expect the Patriots to be playing some great football at this late juncture of the season and that means Brady will get the best of Watson again. Loss. 5-7.
Week 14 vs. Denver
If Joe Flacco and Case Keenum were one player they still wouldn’t be better than Deshaun Watson. Houston gets in done in a street fight! Win 6-7.
Week 15 at Tennessee
These two AFC South division rivals split their two regular season meetings a year ago with each with at home and I’m fully expecting the same in 2019. 7-7.
Week 16 at Tampa Bay
Say it ain’t so…Jameis Winston outplays Watson? Yes he does, thanks mostly to the arrival of no-nonsense head coach Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay. Loss. 7-8.
Week 17 vs. Tennessee
Houston wins to get the regular season split and avoid a losing record in what will almost assuredly be Bill O’Brien’s last season at the helm!
Use some caution on Houston. The Texans have a difficult win total figure that could go either way NFL betting faithful.