this is something that is forgotten in the OP.
mostly a mixture of good coaching and luck in the draft.
just like a lot of teams.
It also took them years of building.
OP made it sound like they went from david carr to best in the league over night. carr hasn't been with the texans for 6 years. a lot of stuff has happened since then.
btw...lots if credit has to go to kubiak for what has happened, but it was something that required a ton of patience.
this is kubiak's first HC gig. he inherited a 2-14 team. he brought them up to 6-10 his first year. 8-8 his 2nd and 3rd years and didn't have a winning season until his 4th season. they didn't get into the playoffs until his 6th season and now they are considered the best in the league.
it took time and a lot of patience, but it paid off. people around here would probably have been calling for his head a long time before that because they want/feel they deserve immediate results. kubiak did nothing as far as record is concerned to show he deserved that much time but they gave it to him anyways and it's paying off.