Running back Steve Slaton heads into the 2009 with high expectations. Last season, he ran for a team-record 1,282 yards, which topped all rookies, and averaged 4.8 yards per carry. The Texans will need Slaton to be just as productive if they want to make the playoffs, and that's just fine with him. In fact, he said so much in his Live Chat on NFL.com.
Also, Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports predicts the Texans finish 10-6.