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Old 11-23-2012   #14
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Default Re: This kinda sucks

By any objective standard that turn of events on the Forsett TD was extremely fortuitous for Texans fans, but the claim that it cost the Lions the game is B.S. hyperbole.

That occurred in the middle of the third quarter with a lot of football yet to be played. The Lions defense could not stop the Texans when it counted, VandenBag dropped an easy game-ending pick six, and their kicker failed to convert the game-winning 47 yd FG. Again, that 81 yd "TD" was a very lucky play on the HOU side of the boxscore, but it was not determinative of the outcome of the game.

There will be much yammering about the NFL rule, Suh's dirty play, and Jim Schwartz's boneheaded coaching, but (to use a terrible sports broadcasting cliche) at the end of the day the Texans continue to win in every way imaginable. Say what you may about the defense stumbling lately, the plain truth is this team BELIEVES. They have a swagger and a confidence about them they lacked in years past, the knowledge that they can play their C game but still emerge winners. This is a familiar script to us all, except the roles have changed and we Texans fans aren't reading the lines written for the moral victors. Good teams can lose games they should have won; championship caliber teams win games they should have lost.
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