Originally Posted by Hervoyel
They are treating our loss to Green Bay as an abberration and will continue to do so until we prove otherwise. Hopefully that doesn't happen this week. A lot of talking heads have put a lot of time into praising the Texans. Nobody wants to look like they were fooled (again) but make no mistake about it. If we fall flat on our faces and get destroyed by Baltimore the exodus will begin.
What ONE week can make such a difference. SI presents some disturbing stats.
[Y.A.] Tittle's numbers are amazing even a half century later. He tore up the Redskins back in an era when defenders could prison shank wide receivers.
And he ruined Washington's season in the process. The Redskins were 4-0-2 entering that game against the Giants. They ended the year 5-7-2.
One can only wonder if Rodgers' effort will have the same effect on the Texans. Like the 1962 Redskins, they were undefeated at the time of their meltdown. Houston, 5-0 entering the game, went from dominant to helpless in the face of the Packers offensive onslaught.
In fact, given the quality of the defenses each QB faced, Rodgers' effort may be the best of the bunch in the 300-6-0 club.
He statistically skewered the stout defense for a previously undefeated team and cooked it over an open fire of red-hot passing excellence.
The Texans are a shadow of their statistical self today, in the wake of that one game.
Here's where Houston ranked in key defensive indicators before facing Rodgers and the Packers -- and here's where they rank today, licking their statistical and physical wounds in the process.
Before Green Bay After Green Bay
Defensive Passing YPA 3rd (5.15) 9th (5.72)
Defensive Real QB Rating 2nd (55.7) 7th (70.0)
Defensive Passer Rating 2nd (65.3) 14th (80.3)
Passer Rating Differential 2nd (+33.9) 11th (+8.2)
Negative Pass Play % 3rd (12.5%) 5th (11.2%)
Third-Down Defense 1st (25.8%) 2nd (27.6)
Pass defense 4th (189.6 YPG) 7th (213.2 YPG)
Total defense 3rd (275.6 YPG) 6th (300.8 PPG)
Scoring defense 4th (14.6 PPG) 8th (19.2 PPG)
Houston dropped an incredible 12 spots in the space of this one game in Defensive Passer Rating.
It's a huge and sobering note for the Texans. Teams rarely compete for championships with a DPR outside the top 10 league-wide. And only five teams in history have won a championship with a DPR worse than 80.0.
The Texans defense looked extraordinary Sunday morning. It looks merely ordinary today.
Conversely, the Packers offense suddenly looks back in 2011 form. Rodgers & Co. topped the NFL last year in almost all of the indicators we use to measure passing efficiency at Cold, Hard Football Facts.
This year was a different story.
The Packers were 11th in Real Quarterback Rating (85.3) and 6th in Offensive Passer Rating (99.3) when they stepped onto the field in Houston Sunday night.
They are No. 4 (93.4) in Real Quarterback Rating and No. 1 (107.3) in Offensive Passer Rating today.
The rest of the article presents some additional interesting information: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz29VtKGJin