Houston Texans: 2018
The 2018 Houston Texans are the most recent example of a dramatic in-season turnaround.
DeShaun Watson and J.J. Watt were coming off of injuries at the start of this season, and Houston’s expectations were really mixed from analysts and pundits.
Could they regain the same form they had in the early portion of the 2017 season when Watson looked like a rookie of the year candidate?
After a 0-3 start, it didn’t seem feasible. Luckily for the Texans, the AFC South was not off to a great start in general, so all was not lost.
Their story is not yet completely written, but since their 0-3 start, the Texans have become the hottest team in the NFL. They have now won nine straight games and DeShaun Watson has the offense rolling.
Defensively, J.J. Watt has returned to his defensive MVP form while Tyrann Mathieu has proven himself to be an extremely valuable pickup.