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Friday, November 29, 2013
What has happened to the Texans and Falcons?
The Atlanta Falcons came into the year fresh off a 13-3 campaign and an NFC Championship Game appearance. They added top-tier Free Agents Steven Jackson and Sean Witherspoon and convinced Tony Gonzalez to stick around another year. They also boasted the best Wide Receiver duo in the league with Roddy White and Julio Jones. Although they lost in their season opener to New Orleans they were competitive and Steven Jackson looked good. However, Roddy White had just 19 receiving yards. He had an injured ankle and it would hamper him for weeks to come, having to sit out for three consecutive weeks and it still hampers the 32-year old. Starting Running Back Steven Jackson injured his hamstring in the same week 1 game and didn't play for multiple weeks. Sean Witherspoon and Julio Jones also sustained injuries and future Hall-of-Famer Tight End Tony Gonzalez has not been the same in years past. Atlanta is a disappointing 2-9 and their ceiling is 5 wins.
The Houston Texans are 2-9 and struggling to find anything to put a positive spin on possibly the worst season in Texans history. Quarterback Matt Schaub has been benched. All-Pro Wide Receiver Andre Johnson is frustrated. Star Running Back Arian Foster is out for the season and so is Star Linebacker Brian Cushing. Prized offseason aquisition Ed Reed has been cut. Tight End Owen Daniels is out and Cornerback Jonathan Joseph has failed to return to Pro Bowl form. Backup Running Back Ben Tate has been benched for undrafted Free Agent Denis Johnson. The Fans and Head Coach Gary Kubiak have given up. It's just an ugly season for the Texans.