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Week in Review: Which underdog emerges this second half?
It could be the Houston Texans.
Beyond the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC and the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC — the Super Bowl participants in 2022 — who even are the contenders in 2023?
Each week, we’re reminded that this season is wide open.
A reality that opens the door for a true underdog to emerge.
Could it be the Houston Texans? They’ve got a chance to improve to 4-3 against the winless Carolina Panthers on Sunday. DeMeco Ryans is rebuilding this team the right way and boasts an innovative play designer and playcaller in offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik. At least until another team hires him as their head coach.
C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young, the QBs who went 1-2, take center stage. As we learned, everything a team does after turning that draft card into Roger Goodell matters most.
The Texans have a special talent in wide receiver Nico Collins, too.
Go Long sat down with Collins in Houston. In 11th grade, he decided to go down as the greatest receiver of all-time. Of course, last season, he also wondered if he should give up this whole football thing. His Kobe-inspired confidence is officially back.
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You won’t want to miss Bob McGinn’s column on Travis Kelce. Surreal to see how far he has come and how the NFL scouting community viewed the tight end. Tip of the cap to former Chiefs GM John Dorsey for thinking for himself.
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