There simply wasn’t an aspect of the game more fitting for the top spot on this list than the discrepancy in coaching between the Colts and Texans. Before fans in Houston jump in and claim that Frank Reich regressed in his second year at the helm, let us remind you that he had to manage around the abrupt retirement of Andrew Luck, one of the most talented QBs of the last decade, who called it a career last preseason.
Any head coach would find it impossible to overcome a loss and of that magnitude. Indianapolis’ 7-9 record in 2019 doesn’t change our steadfast conviction in Reich, who shares a great relationship with his roster.
Speaking of which, Bill O’Brien finds it alarmingly difficult to get along with his players, particularly his superstars. Remember when the Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for pennies on the dollar because the stud wideout was so fed up playing for the 50-year-old? That debacle came a few months after Houston squandered a 21-0 lead over Kansas City in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and ended up losing by three touchdowns.
Yeah, we’ll give a sizable edge to the Colts in the all-important coaching department.