Not even if we had a "good" team would we be expected to go in to Houston and beat many expert's super bowl favorites. Also, take into consideration that we have a rookie QB and new systems installed on defense and offense, it doesn't look good for us in week 1. I do feel the game will be closer than anticipated but that in the end Houston will still win comfortably.
It's going to be tough, but take a look at our schedule after that. Holy crap, there's a lot of winnable games coming up. We need to take the Houston game as another pre-season game and take our lumps and get better and start the real season off the next week. If this team doesn't get down they can get on a nice run.
Now, if they look like crap in week 2 then we are in for a long season. So, just be patient and lets see where we are in week 4 before jumping off the bridge. We will grow as a team this year and if we can keep it close maybe we can finish strong and shock some people. Remember, the talking heads are morons. It's never as bad or good as they predict.