When you’re football team is 1-5, especially when they lack the means to be rewarded with a high pick in the subsequent NFL Draft, all you can reasonably hope for is that they don’t roll over. The Houston Texans may well lose the vast majority of their games over the next two and a half months, but perhaps they’ll do so in entertaining fashion, like they did in last week’s overtime loss to the Titans. If the Texans do fall to the Packers this afternoon, here’s hoping they go down swinging and reward those of us who’ll be watching for the next three hours.
And who knows? Maybe this is the day Deshaun Watson & Co. put it all together and embark upon a historic run back to the postseason. That seventh seed in the AFC Playoffs hasn’t been clinched yet.
The first game thread will post at 11:45 a.m. CDT. Until then, make with the Texans and Packers chatter here and enjoy this wondrous fall morning.