Originally Posted by Big Lou
The 3 loses were games in which we lost the LOS battle. Especially the game against the Vikes.
Blame Schaub for falling after wiffs, blame Foster for running in to a pile or falling every chance he gets, but they had one thing in common, the OL play.
When we were blowing opponents out, the O-Line was generally mauling the other team.
If the OL doesn't get it together then Foster will get hit behind the LOS every other play, his patience is a virtue with solid OL play, but with out the OL playing well, it results in lost yardage.
In Indy and the playoffs, I think you will be able to tell how the game will go withing a series or two based on two things. How is the O-Line Playing, and are the TE's involved in the game. In our loses and tight games we struggled with one of those two, or both issues, which took away deep drops for the longer throws, play action and the bootleg, and the running game.
The OL kept Schaub clean and played decent in the run game. OD played well as well. The red zone was rough, but TOP was outstanding at almost 39 minutes.
Many are pissed still, but this to me was classic Texans offense. Control the clock, give what the D will give you, exploit what opens up.
Take away the RZ trouble, and Matt's pick which was a bad throw but a better play by the CB and it would be hard to say we didn't outright dominate.
I can understand those that are concerned, hell I am, but I've reset my defcon level to cautiously optimistic,
Come on folks, crack another beer and enjoy at least one more week of the playoffs, and doesn't it feel good to go thru the week as winners?