Originally Posted by GP
People let wins go to their head, hell all of us let wins go to our head until the Patriots smacked our asses on MNF.
Then, SOME of us figured "Uh oh. Something doesn't compute here...hmmm...maybe just an off game?"
Then we completely blew two straight chances at HFA...and some MORE of us thought, "Eek. OK, this team has gone stagnant."
Now we get a win in a WILD CARD round, vs a team who (drum roll, please...) crumbled under the pressure, and our QB managed fairly well--since that's what he is, a manager--and our ground game and defense did well for a change.
All that does NOT instill newfound confidence in me, not with who we're playing next. We have to hope N.E. snoozes on us (something I said prior to our MNF game vs them, I might add).
And even then, Tom will roar back and probably beat us still.
We're just not there yet.
This is completely fair.
Schaub didn't play lights out, I don't think anyone will claim that. Claiming the Texans won DESPITE Schaub because our run game was rolling and our defense was playing well is ludicrous; you're penalizing someone for something because other aspects made it unnecessary.
Schaub will need to play better to beat the Patriots. We know he is CAPABLE of that play, but he needs to find that play again, because he has not shown it as of late.
The TEAM itself also needs to elevate its play. This cannot be a repeat of 21-0 after three possessions.
Tom Brady and the Patriots are monsters in the playoffs and the Texans are severe underdogs; we CAN win, likely WON'T win.