Re: More impressive yesterday, the DEFENSE or OFFENSE?
posted at 12/11/2012 2:19 PM EST
In response to zbellino's comment:
Defense. Hands down. We've seen the offense rip great defenses, they don't do it every time, no one does. But they've done it.
The defense hasn't choked out an offense of that caliber like that in years. The closest was the Cowpokes game last season, but even that was a.) an offense that is not as good as Houston's, and b.) also about Romo's incompetence.
The Texans weren't making stupid mistakes.
The INT was a total STAB by DMC, not a terrible pass like usual, but a great play driving at the ball. Two 4th down stops. Multiple 3 and outs.
Just impressive. There hasn't been defensive play like that in a Pats uniform against an offense that good in seasons.
As good as a defense played, the offense could have played much, much worse, and vice versa.
It was amazing to watch, and THAT is what it takes to win a championship. Both sides of the ball being able to come up with a game like that in the playoffs, hopefully one picking the other up when they need it.
I know they highlighted Wilfork during the game a lot..but he was on fire. The other really notable thing was the secondary, man coverage with great safety help.