I cant imagine Houston's secondary playing any worse then they did in the first matchup with NE. how many guys were just left wide open. I expect Houston to step up and play better D. Will it matter? probably not. Escpecially if Houston continues to not finish drives.
Houston is going to have to slow the game down and run the ball. If they get behind by 2 scores forget about it.
Before we put the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, once upon a time Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets beat them after losing in Foxboro 45-3 the month before
This. If the Texans can come up with an effective defensive game plan, they could slow down the Pats enough to pull away early and win the game, just like the Jets did in 2010.
We'll likely have Dennard and Talib back, so the secondary should be adequate and an healthy Gronk should help an already great offense. The Pats are the favorites, but it won't be easy at all. The Texans have the ressources to beat us. I'm optimistic, but not over-confident.
I thought Green was not great in the game. His routes on the interception asnd the overthrow were lazy. Dalton should have been better but Gresham did him no favors and Green also should have been better. Gruden deserves some blame, too. Didn't ever feel like there was a "plan."
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