The Houston Texans have taken the leap from playoff hopeful to a team widely viewed as a heavyweight contender in the AFC.
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Either way, Schaub -- finally healthy after last year's Lisfranc fracture -- sounds ready to roll.
"I'm very hungry," Schaub told the Houston Chronicle on Monday. "I've been chomping at the bit to get this season going since the spring. I'm so excited about what we bring to the table and what we're capable of doing. We understand the job we have to get done.
"Going into the season, I feel as good physically as I ever have. With the weapons we have -- the way the offense is moving and how good the defense is -- we're as good as we've been going into Week 1. I feel really confident about where we're headed."