Charlie Pallilo

Texans franchise has a lot to learn from Astros and Rockets

The Texans and Giants will most likely be playing for their playoff lives on Sunday. Photos by Ezra Shaw, Joe Scarnici, Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

If the Texans want a legitimate shot at making the playoffs, they're going to have to beat the Giants on Sunday. There's usually a team every year that starts the season 0-2 and still makes the postseason. Going 0-3 on the other hand, is a much more difficult task. 1998 was the last time an 0-3 team made the playoffs in the NFL.

The Astros and Rockets are clearly run very well, so the Texans have some catching up to do.

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