Prior to the start of the new league year in March, NFL teams make out their free agent wish list and check it twice. Some teams must make tough decisions on their own free agents, while others are looking to upgrade the talent on their roster.
It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that a Texans victory on Saturday night in Foxborough would be one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history. Of course, the Patriots being favorites in a playoff game is nothing new, especially at home where they are 15-3 during the Bill Belichcik/Tom Brady era.
A little over a month ago, it looked like a lost season for Indianapolis after the Colts were walloped at home 30-14 by the Chiefs in Week 8. But since that loss, Indianapolis has come alive, winning three out of its last four, their only loss coming at the hands of the Steelers on Thanksgiving night, in a game that quarterback Andrew Luck did not play in due to a concussion.
At one time thought to be the heir apparent to Peyton Manning in Denver, Brock Osweiler returns to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Monday night as Houston’s starting quarterback. The Texans (4-2) currently lead the AFC South while the Broncos (4-2) are looking to snap a two-game losing streak and draw even with the Raiders in the AFC West.
The demise of the Minnesota Vikings was apparently greatly exaggerated. A team that many thought was doomed when Teddy Bridgewater was injured before Week 1 — and especially when Adrian Peterson went down in Week 2 — sits atop the NFC North at 4–0, one of three unbeaten teams left in the NFL.