When the Texans come back from the bye week, it'll be a seven-week sprint through the remainder of the schedule. How about some good news and bad news?
The good news... the Texans received a much-needed bye in Week 10.
The bad news... in Week 11, they face the Ravens, one of the hottest football teams in the NFL, who have the second-ranked offense in the NFL.
The good news... the Texans are 2-2 in their last four matchups with the Ravens.
The bad news... the Texans have never beaten the Ravens in Baltimore, where the two teams will meet next Sunday at 12 p.m. CT.
The good news... in Week 12, the Texans face the Colts at NRG Stadium, on a Thursday night, with a chance to avenge an early season loss.
The bad news... the Texans face the Colts and Ravens within five days of one another.
The good news... the Texans will finally face the Patriots away from Gillette Stadium, the first time since 2015.
The bad news... the Patriots have beaten the Texans every time they've faced one another since 2009.
The good news... none of the final three teams (Denver, Tennessee and Tampa Bay) on the schedule have a winning record at the moment.
The bad news... the Texans must go to Tennessee in Week 15, a place where the Texans haven't won since 2015.
The good news... the Texans have three straight home games at NRG to start the month of December.
The bad news... the Texans had the same situation last year and won two of three, losing to Indianapolis in Week 14.
The good news... the Texans should have a number of injured players coming back at some point after the bye week.
The bad news... one of them, unfortunately, will not be J.J. Watt.
The good news... without Watt for most of 2016, the Texans won the AFC South and a wild card round playoff game.
The bad news... without Watt for most of 2017, the Texans won just four games and finished 4-12.
The good news... the Texans have one of the best run defense units in the NFL.
The bad news... the Ravens have THE most unique running game in the NFL.
The good news... in 2019, the Texans have beaten Philip Rivers, Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, Derek Carr and Minshew Mania (twice).
The bad news... the Texans have beaten Tom Brady and Jacoby Brissett just once... ever (2009 vs. Patriots at NRG) and face both again in the next four weeks.
The good news... the Texans have not been swept by the Colts since 2017 and 2014 before that.
The bad news... the Texans have not beaten the Colts since September 2018.
So, there's a lot to do over the next seven weeks and it should be exciting as can be with this 2019 squad. Enjoy the off week, everyone.
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