Houston Texans 2020 Win Total- NFL Picks and Predictions
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Breaking Down the Houston Texans Win Total
2020 NFL Season
Houston Texans: O/U 7.5 Wins - Super Bowl Odds 50/1
The Houston Texans won the AFC South during the 2019 season, after finishing with a record of (10-6). The Texans beat the Bills in the playoffs, before giving way to the Chiefs. The Texans are hoping to get back to the playoffs, but Houston has made some questionable decisions this off season. Let us take a look and see who the Texans will be looking at to help guide this organization through the 2020 season.
The Texans were led by Deshaun Watson last season, after passing for 3,852 yards and throwing 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Watson also added 413 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns. Carlos Hyde filled in for Lamar Miller last season and did just fine. Hyde rushed for 1,070 yards on 245 attempts, finding the end zone 6 times.
The Texans traded away their star DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals, after posting a 1,165 yard season. It was a head scratching decision, but the Texans did get running back David Johnson in the trade. Johnson is expected to be the starting running back, if he can stay healthy. Johnson rushed for just 345 yards and 2 touchdowns in 13 games. Houston did bring in Randall Cobb, to help fill the void with Watson being gone. Cobb played last season with Dallas and totaled 828 yards receiving on 55 receptions. Houston averaged 23.6 points per contest, which ranked 14th in the league.
The Texans were 19th on defense in points allowed, allowing an average of 24.1 points per game. Houston finished with 31 sacks, while collecting 12 interceptions. Whitney Mercilus returns for the Texans, after leading the team in sacks with 7.5, while also forcing 4 fumbles. J.J. Watt had 4 sacks, but his season was cut short due to an injury. Tashaun Gipson led the team in interceptions with 3.
The Texans have a mixture of a schedule. I see Houston regressing in wins from last season. Houston made a head scratching move, to trade away Hopkins. The Texans offense will be a question mark heading into the season, with Johnson more than likely being the starting running back. The win total projection is 7.5, therefore a cover is not out of the realm. The Texans have some easy games on their schedule, but also have some difficult games. Houston will not be the best team in the AFC South this season and I could almost see them finishing in 3rd place. I’ll take the Texans to cover and finish at 8-8 for the season.