The Houston Texans, who were the 2011 AFC South Division champions, had the vibe throughout the city of Houston and around the league that the Texans are the team to beat in the AFC in 2012.
Since the season has ended, and and the free-agent period has opened, have the Texans gotten better or worse?
Going into the 2012 season the City of Houston had this special feeling that they were on their way to a Super Bowl. With a top three-ranked defense and a running game with Arian Foster that is the league's leading rusher when combining 2010 and 2011 seasons.
With the best running tandem in the league with the emergence of 2010 second round pick Ben Tate. What makes the Texans run game so good is their offensive line which is regarded as the best zone run block line in the NFL and one of the best overall. What makes them so good?
The continuity of the line, having the same linemen play so many consecutive games together. When free agency opened two linemen hit the open market with center Chris Myers who has since been recently resigned by the Texans and guard Mike Brisiel who has been signed by the Oakland Raiders.