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Sluggish Finish Bodes Ill for Texans

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The Houston Texans are in trouble. Some may interpret that previous sentence as a bit of an overstatement considering the fact that the team just completed a franchise-best 12-win regular season. But history shows us that the Texans have dug themselves a hole that may prove too deep to escape.

It was just 23 days ago that Gary Kubiak’s squad traveled to New England with a league-best 11-1 record. A first-round bye looked all but certain and home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs was well within the team’s grasp. Two postseason wins at home and the Texans would have a chance to make history in New Orleans.

It all fell apart rather quickly.

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