STILL HOLD A LOSING FRANCHISE RECORD AT 77-99
Texans fans love to boast about their two wild card playoff wins over the Bengals as evidence they’re better than the Dallas Cowboys. Here is the reality of the situation.
The Houston Texans, as a franchise, are 77-99. That means they still hold a losing record after 11 seasons of operation. For comparison, since Texans fans want to compare their team to a team that doesn’t even play in their conference, the Dallas Cowboys got over the .500 mark after the 1969 season. In those first ten seasons, the Cowboys also played the legendary Green Bay Packers in the ’66 and ’67 NFL Championship games, not the conference championship loser in the divisional playoffs.
For the Texans to creep over .500, they would need to go 28-4 over the next two seasons. Since 2000, only one franchise did it twice with the first time coming in 2003-04 and the other in 2006-07. I don’t even need to name the team, but my hint is they play in a cushy division with virtually 6 wins guaranteed each year.
Is Matt Schaub a two-time Super Bowl MVP or a single-season record setter? Is the AFC South as devoid competitively as the AFC East? The chances the Texans go 28-4 the next two seasons is comparable to the proof Texans fans have their team is better than the Cowboys.