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Smoke, mirrors and the Houston Texans

They're thisclose to their first playoff berth despite a glut of season-ending injuries

Originally Published: December 6, 2011
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

The Green Bay Packers? The best team in the NFL.

The San Francisco 49ers? The most surprising.

The New England Patriots? The most methodical.

But … the Houston Texans?

They own the title as the NFL's most impressive.

Before you clutch your chest and yell, "This is the big one! Ya hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join you!" note that I'm not inking the Texans into the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. They aren't the most talented team, just ...

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