In 2011, the Texans could point to the injury of Matt Schaub for the reason of their implosion down the stretch. Sorry, losing Brian Cushing won’t carry quite as much weight. Houston started strong, but lost three of their last four games, putting what seemed like a certain first-round bye into serious jeopardy. Only an improbably victory by Kansas City over Denver or Miami over New England would spare them from having to play next weekend. Do they really deserve that huge bit of good furtune? Not at all. Just as well. They almost certainly aren’t going to get it.