Texans look to contend for title with new-look offense

Texans

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Coach Bill O’Brien knows that simply getting to the playoffs or winning a first-round game is not enough for the Houston Texans anymore. He is focused on taking the next step. It will be a tall task without star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who has carried the offense for years and was traded to Arizona. But the Texans could still be a dangerous team behind quarterback Deshaun Watson and with a defense featuring J.J. Watt.