Syracuse got some unfortunate injury news as quarterback Terrel Hunt is out with a fractured fibula.
Texans Confidence Rating: WR
The Texans have some questions, like any team in the NFL, but the questions this season appear to revolve more around health than talent, as Houston seems fit to compete. To further analyze how confident fans should be of the team, we'll take a look at each position's positives, lingering questions, and how the position should perform. We will follow this with an overall confidence level, running from 0-10, 10 being the highest.
Pressing Question: Andre Johnson can't improve on his 2008 season, can he?
Breakdown: The Texans have one of the most talented receiving corps in all the NFL. Johnson might be the most talented receiver in the league and he's certainly one of the most underrated, as he is regularly left out of the "who's the best receiver" conversation. At 6'3", 228 lbs., Johnson is a physical player and is tough to shut down. Complimenting him is Kevin Walter, another big receiver who can also be put in the underrated category. Walter was one yard shy of accumulating 900 on the season and he also came down with eight touchdown receptions. David Anderson and Andre Davis are more than serviceable slot receivers and the team is still waiting on Jacoby Jones to develop.
The Big If? If Johnson can stay healthy for 16 games, the Texans' passing game will not falter.
Our Call: Barring any unforeseen injuries, the Texans are loaded at receiver. It helps that the team got a lot of contribution in the passing attack from tight ends and running backs, but the one-two punch of Johnson and Walter is amongst the best in the league. There really isn't too much to worry about here, as Houston appears to be stacked at receiver.
Confidence Rating: 9
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