Can the Texans close on the Titans?
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
The Houston Texans are oozing optimism.
Are they setting themselves up for success or a let-down?
It's a good thing to aim at the top, and you can't really say you're doing anything else. But I think a team that's spent that last three years at the bottom of the AFC South needs to shoot first for last year's third place team: Tennessee.
Since Indianapolis is the five-time defending AFC South champs, Houston's 1-11 overall record against the Colts is somewhat understandable. At 7-5 against Jacksonville, the Texans have shown they can figure out a division rival.
But 2-10 against Tennessee? If the Texans can't manage at least a split there, how can they climb?
I explore that and more in the Texans' installment of Camp Confidential.