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Texans coach Bill O’Brien says Houston is close to being healthier

The Houston Texans have continued to improve all season, and their head coach Bill O’Brien believes they haven’t reached their ceiling yet.

After an 0-3 start, the Texans have won five games in a row to claim the top spot in the AFC South. Their offensive line hasn’t been the best, and they’ve received plenty of criticism due to the number of big hits their young quarterback Deshaun Watson has taken. O’Brien thinks that once everyone is healthy, the Texans will truly be at their best.

“I think we’re getting closer to where maybe we have a healthier team ,but I think a lot of these are going to be game-time decisions,” O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle.

Lamar Miller is coming off his best game of the season last week. He rushed the ball 18 times for 133 yards and a score, marking his second touchdown of the season. Their wide receiver Will Fuller went down with an ACL tear, but the expect the recently acquired Demaryius Thomas to help fill the gap. Thomas is expected to start this week opposite of DeAndre Hopkins, who has continued to be one the NFL’s most dangerous deep threats.

Bill O’Brien hopes he team can continue their winning streak against the Denver Broncos in Week 9. The have a little bit of a cushion between them and the rest of the division, but extending their lead would be preferable. The Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars will need to improve quite a bit if they hope to catch the Texans.