The Texans keep being a quarterback away from contending for the Super Bowl

Hoyer was OBriens choice. Much like Osweiler, by all accounts, was OBriens guy this year. That resulted in three interceptions and eight total by the two quarterbacks in two postseason exit’s.

The Texans keep being a quarterback away from contending for the Super Bowl. OBrien has won the division two years in a row and finished the regular season 9-7 all three years he’s been in Houston. The Texans play in a weak division just like the Patriots, by the way which shouldnt hurt.

And each year theyve hit the playoffs looking a little scary, like something of a threat but with half of the team scaring absolutely no one.

The Seahawks have patched together a line and crossed their fingers all year. Wilsons blind side is protected by George Fant, whose tale of being a converted basketball player is entertaining, but not always helpful. The rest of the line has been shuffled and replaced and reworked over and over.

Their big investment was one they made just this year, with first-round pick Germain Ifedi, drafted as a tackle and now playing guard.

Those kind of position changes, especially with players drafted low or signed from elsewhere, have worked in other places at other times. It hasnt worked at all in Seattle.

That’s inexcusable, especially with a franchise quarterback entering his prime years this was Wilsons fifth season, and he’s 28 and enough skill position talent to complement him. Theyre still uncovering potential stars out of nowhere, the latest being acrobatic wide receiver Paul Richardson. They’re still a 10-win, division-champion team. steelers_040

Raiders will play the Texans in Wild Card round of 2017 NFL playoffs

For the first time since 2002, the Raiders are heading to the postseason.

The Raiders narrowly missed their first division championship in over a decade with a loss to the Broncos on Sunday and a Chiefs win. However, they did manage to clinch a spot in the playoffs with a No. 5 seed and will face the Houston Texans.

Brady has been brilliant since coming off his four-game suspension, and he didn’t have much trouble with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Brady threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns on 25-of-33 passing, leading the Patriots to an easy win and clinching the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

The Patriots will be heavy favorites to reach the Super Bowl again, and Brady is a huge reason why. He’ll certainly garner plenty of MVP votes when the regular season wraps up.

While Detroit has made the playoffs seven times since winning the NFC North in 1993 — the last division crown for the Lions — the last postseason victory for the team was in Jan. 1992, when the Lions advanced to the NFC Championship. Does the team have what it takes to buck that trend and make some noise in the postseason in 2016? That depends on how well Stafford performs.

If the Lions want to have success in the postseason, they must establish a rushing attack to take some of the pressure off Stafford. On defense, Detroit has to limit big plays and create turnovers.

It’ll have a chance to bolster its playoff standing Sunday night against the Packers. The game will decide the NFC North champion and leave the other team with the No. 6 seed.