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How will Texans do in 2014?

After a murky 2013 season, things are getting a little clearer for the Houston Texans. On Tuesday they reportedly agreed to hire Penn State's Bill O'Brien to be their next head coach. This came two days after the team clinched the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft by losing its 14th straight game. Few can argue the Texans don't have some key pieces. Will they, plus the newcomers, add up to a winning season in 2014?

  • What do you make of the Texans reportedly hiring Bill O'Brien as head coach?

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  • What should the Texans do at QB in 2014?

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  • What should the Texans do with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft?

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  • What will the Texans do with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft?

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  • How many games will the Texans win in 2014?

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  • When will the Texans next make the playoffs?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be below .500 on the season, but they looked the better team in their 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. And they weren't the only losing squad to come up big on Sunday. Both the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams handed stunning losses to division leaders. Still, every sub-.500 team is eliminated -- or close to it -- from playoff contention this year, meaning it's not too early to look toward 2014. Which teams are best set up for a bounce-back next season? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

2014 bounce-back teams

Bills

Bills

2013 record: 5-9

Browns

Browns

2013 record: 4-10

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

2013 record: 4-10

Falcons

Falcons

2013 record: 4-10

Giants

Giants

2013 record: 5-9

Jaguars

Jaguars

2013 record: 4-10

Jets

Jets

2013 record: 6-8

Raiders

Raiders

2013 record: 4-10

Rams

Rams

2013 record: 6-8

Redskins

Redskins

2013 record: 3-11

Steelers

Steelers

2013 record: 6-8

Texans

Texans

2013 record: 2-12

Titans

Titans

2013 record: 5-9

Vikings

Vikings

2013 record: 4-9-1

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Is coaching hazardous to health?

Recent health scares to Denver Broncos coach John Fox and former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak have shone a light on the job's rigors. And to little surprise -- this is, after all, a position that requires seemingly endless hours of work and amounts of stress, both of which are rewarded with constant public scrutiny. Then again, in today's working world, most students and professionals face a taxing level of stress at times. How bad do football coaches really have it?

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  • Would it bother you to know your favorite NFL team's head coach sleeps in his office multiple times a week during the season?

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  • How much stress do you suffer in your job/schooling?

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  • Which job do you believe would be more stressful?

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  • Who do you think is under more pressure on a NFL team?

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  • Check-up time, SportsNation: What grade would you give your health right now?

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