The Houston Texans Continue an Odd Playoff Streak Today
The Houston Texans will play their 5th ever NFL Playoff game this afternoon. The franchise is still searching for their first ever trip to the Super Bowl
As the Texans continue to build a franchise history, they will be hosting the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium after the Texans took home the AFC South title this year. But today's game time is actually where the streak takes place.
According to the folks at Awful Announcing, the Texans have started their playoff runs in the same spot every time. Same game, same day, same time slot. But maybe the worst part about the streak that Awful Announcing noted, their game has been the lowest rated of the Playoff weekend each time too. Here's what they said:
"The Texans entered the NFL as an expansion franchise in 2002, and they’ve made the playoffs five times (in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2015-16, 2016-17, and now 2018-19), as a division champion hosting a wild-card round game each time. Remarkably, all five of those games have come in the Saturday afternoon slot, generally considered the weakest of the four wild-card round game slots."
Could the Texans finally break this streak today? Absolutely. Based on some of the other match ups this weekend, there will likely be more marquee talent on the field between the Texans and Colts rosters.