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Houston Texans 2011 Season Preview

Though Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak went into last record nine wins in 2009 to only six a season later.Come this time in 2012, it's highly unlikely the Texans' season preview has the same intro theme.The Texans were the chic emerging powerhouse pick of the AFC South last August and subsequently opened September in appropriate style, defeating incumbent divisional kingpin Indianapolis by 10 points at home and traveling for a dramatic overtime win at Washington a week later.They were 4-2 and feeling good heading into a bye week at the end of October, but the early-season momentum never returned. Instead, Kubiak and Co. lost eight of nine games during a miserable November/December stretch and plummeted to also-ran status en route to an ugly 6-10 finish.Near unanimous blame for Houston's backward step was pointed at a defense which allowed averages of 26.7 points, 267.5 passing yards and 376.9 total yards per week across 16 games. The unit surrendered 30 or more points in eight ga...

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