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Breaking down the odds on who will become the Texans next head coach

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The Texans will be in the market for a new coach in the off-season, and there will be no shortage of names thrown out there. In fact, there are already odds out on who that will be. Who will be the next Bill O'Brien? Let's take a look at the names and how they would fit (odds are from sportsbetting.ag):

Eric Bieniemy 1-1: The Chiefs OC is the consensus favorite, and rightfully so. He would bring a dynamic offense to Houston.

Dabo Swinney 5-1: The Clemson coach will be linked to the job all year, but it's doubtful he would leave college.

Josh McDaniels 6-1: In the name of Tim Tebow, please no. No more Patriot Way BS.

Greg Roman 9-1: Baltimore's OC has done a terrific job with Lamar Jackson. Solid choice.

Lincoln Riley 10-1: Bloom may be off after two losses this year, but no doubting his offensive skills.

Brian Daboll 12-1: Bills OC has done wonders with Josh Allen; will get a job somewhere.

Byron Leftwich 12-1: Tampa OC is a former QB and a rising star.

Matt Eberflus 14-1: No one wants to talk about a defensive coach, but he has done wonders in Indy.

Robert Saleh 14-1: Another defensive-minded coach as SF DC, his name will come up for several openings.

Romeo Crennel 14-1: The interim coach probably needs a playoff run to be considered full time, but he isn't a long term answer.

Jim Harbaugh 16-1: The Michigan coach tends to wear out his welcome fast and is as bullyish as Bill O'Brien. Probably not a good fit.

Don Martindale 20-1: Ravens DC would be a strong hire. Anything Raven is a good thing. He would need to right OC, but the defense would improve immediately.

Mike Gundy 20-1: He's a man! He's 20-1! Probably no shot here, but who would not love a little mullet action?

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Texans fall to 1-6. Photo by Getty Images

Don't you worry, son. It will all be over soon.

- Teddy KGB, Rounders

The Texans horrible season continued on Sunday when they were soundly beaten by the Green Bay Packers. The Texans got some garbage points to make the score look better late, but they were never in this. They could not run the football, and even though he had a receiving score, maybe it's time the David Johnson experiment ended. Aaron Rodgers ate their souls with four touchdown passes and the Texans fell to 1-6. Five thoughts on the game:

1) First impressions? Not so much. For the seventh time this season, the Texans failed to score on their opening drive. They had ONE touchdown last season on their opening drive, week 17 against the Titans. While Bill O'Brien still gets a lot of that blame, Tim Kelly is now 0 for 3 as an OC. Whoever takes over next season has to fix this. Especially against good teams, the Texans simply can't afford to get down early. They were down 21-0 at the half and never had a real chance.

2) There is good news! Hopefully this lets the team know that there is no chance of anything this season. With the trade deadline looming, any veteran not named Watson or Tunsil should be available for draft picks. It remains unlikely they will do anything, but they have some pieces that might bring a return. Hopefully they no longer think the season can be salvaged.

3) They really aren't close against good teams. The little things continue to be a problem. Key penalties to hurt drives; untimely failures on third down. The offense has to do a better job staying on the field, because the defense just is not good enough to stop solid offenses. Things got worse when their best corner, Bradley Roby went out with injury. Overall, the Packers were better on both sides of the ball, and they made the Texans look bad throughout. The Texans needed some breaks to go their way in order to be competitive, like what happened last week against Tennessee. That didn't happen, and they were never in the game.

4) They won special teams! They blocked a punt in the fourth quarter that helped make the final score a little closer. They also blocked a kick last week. Other than their overpaid kicker (who missed a field goal), the special teams have been solid. Their punter might be the best player at his job on the entire team. So there's that. A positive, right?

5) The future? Meh. The Texans get the Jaguars, Browns and Patriots next, so they should have a chance at some wins, but they could also lose to all three of those teams. And with no high draft pick reward at the end of the year, there is little left to play or root for in this season.

With nine games left, you would like to think there was something left to care about. But if it isn't over yet, it's as Teddy said: It will all be over soon.

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