Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
I don't even understand what game some of you guys were watching.
Was that a 12-4 team out there? No. That was a 13-4 team out there. That was a team that dominated time of possession. That was a team that took risks when it had to and got the job done.
I'd hate to see this place if we were a wildcard team.
This is ridiculous.
And you're letting one win alter the month-long perception this team has earned itself.
I keep posing this question: We have to bring our A+ game (something I haven't seen since the Ravens game, btw) and we have to have the Patriots make timely mistakes that we also must capitalize on by scoring points off those errors.
One of those things is in our control, and I doubt we get it done. Gary and his players have been bringing a B- level of play. I would call the wildcard win a B+ effort.
The other thing (Pats' errors) is not in our control. There will be wide open receivers for Brady, will he miss them? Will they drop passes? Will they get careless with the ball? Will they be undisciplined and commit dumb penalties that kill their drives?
I'm tired of all the chest beating. Someone tell me how the Texans are going to pull this thing off in New England, please. Give me adequate reasons, and not just the token "Any given Sunday" cliche.