It was an extremely slow march out of mediocrity for the Houston Texans, who spent the first five seasons of their franchise existence with a losing record. Two average seasons followed before a disappointing 2010 which saw the Texans sport another losing record.
But things quickly turned around as the Texans won 10 games in 2011, making their first postseason appearance in team history. Things got even better in 2012 where Houston tallied off 12 wins, beating the Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs for the second straight year.
Now, hoping to improve off of their 12 win campaign, quarterback Matt Schaub says it’s Super Bowl or bust for the Texans.
Per CBS Sports:
Schaub said that a Super Bowl “has to be the next step for us, and we just maintain the level of consistency to get there.” Schaub said he watched all the film from their decline right after the season and players talked about it prior to OTAS, but then moved on.
“It was like unspoken,” Schaub said. “We just knew what needed to get done. We didn’t really need to say a whole lot but we did get together in groups to go over it.”
The Texans certainly don’t lack the talent for a potential Super Bowl run, so it’ll be interesting to see if Schaub and his teammates can back up the talk.