Re: I found it interesting
posted at 12/12/2012 3:07 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to portfolio1's comment:
An 11-1 team that is no longer new to the idea of playoffs; a team touted as best in AFC; a team with a trio of first class RB, WR and QB; a team that is supposed to have a solid D and the league's defensive MVP... and they did not come to play? THey were not prepared?
They said it was the boggest game in franchise history. And they were not prepared? THey didnt play well?....
Here is the fact of the matter (and I saw the game): the Patriots D was pretty good much of the time and very good at key points. They made Houston make mistakes. The limited the Houston running game to about 40 yards less than they average (in spite of that first run). They made Johnson look very human. THey made Schaub look like an average QB (remember this was the D that early in the year was making weak QBs look good). They made it tough for Houston to run in short yardage. They pressured Schaub.
On the other side of the ball the Pats ran for 130 yards: about 40 yards more than the average by the Houston D. And of course the passing game was just too much for Houston in spite of Brady having an unusual number of bad throws.
The fact of the matter is the Pats made them look bad. And while you don't want to hear it it was due to really good play by the Pats.
yes, they did not come to play and that is on the coach. And yes, they have better talent than they showed, although not as much talent as the Pats.
I dont want to play them in Houston in the playoffs if it comes to that. I like the Pats chances against Denver, Indy and Pitts/Cincy much more than the Texans...
PLEASE! They came to play. That's a lie. They talked that game up as the biggest in regular season history. They had letterman's jackets made, were all gacked up and called this a statement game.
You're a terrible liar. The fact is, NE beat the snot out of them and had a great gameplan, out-executing them, etc. You know why? Because NE is actually the better built team. They have better depth, balance and from 1-53 are stronger.
You're constant inability to give NE's D in particualr any credit as you absolutely rave about every other AFC team, is embarrassing.
You were at the game and you still don't get what happened.
I 100% get what happened. The Texans were ill prepared, and didnt want the game as much as the Pats. I still say that is on the coach. The Texans didnt not adjust to anything the PAts ran, the Pats came up with every loose ball, the Texans were caught flat footed on 2 of the Pats TD's. Standing on the sidelines, their was no vibe from the Texans bench, and they knew they lost at halftime. Again, that is on the coach.
I dont recall raving about any other AFC teams? I have liked the 49'ers all year. I also can see the Jints coming together. I am not sold on Seatle, Wash, Dallas or Atl.
Assuming playoff teams are; Denver, Pitts, Cincy, Texans, Ravens....the team I least wish to play is the Texans. Esp in Texas.