Originally Posted by Hervoyel
The Texans are stepping on teams throats and I don't want to sound too negative but these are the teams you expect them to be able to do that to. Atlanta and Cincinnati are the only two remaining teams with a chance to really test us and by the time we get to Cincinnati they may already have had all the air let out of them.
We're beating the dogs and the dysfunctional teams and YES, absolutely that's good. We need to continue to do this and along the way step on the throat of a team that's not more than willing to go to the floor politely in order for us to do it.
Like I said, I don't want to be bringing the negative. I'm not. I'm as happy as a pig in **** over the way they're playing. I just want to see the next steps play out. Can we win after a layoff and two weeks of getting our ass kissed by the media? Can we then beat a good team at home? Then can we go beat a "pretty good" team on the road?
After this bye the next three games are our final remaining chance to be tested before we get to the playoffs. I think after this the last three are literally a foregone conclusion IF we take care of business against Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Cincinnati. We have to at least get two of the three.
You're right that we should beat those teams, but in year's past we would always drop one or two of those games or barely win in a very "unconvincing fascion" where we all were left feeling sort of disappointed at the end of the day and not confident going forward. This defense is for real and should only get better though when you consider how young Barwin, Watt, and Reed are. Mario who!!!??? Now we're finally beating teams in a decisive fascion the way we should in some cases and when you look back at the Steelers game, that was a big win to. The Raiders and the Ravens game stunk a little, and seemed more like the past, but with a 4 game winning streak some of us doubters have a little bit more to look at this time around.
WHen has our running game ever looked this good with TWO GUYS??
When have the Texans ever been able to play well after key injuries?? Hell, we lost AJ and we're still kicking ass on offense.
I understand where you're coming from Herv, but we're not going to back into the playoffs. We're stomping our way in.