Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Graham has been cleared to play. You may not know his name, but he's really important to what we want to do. We're a three TE offense & we've only got three TEs.
We're healthier than we've been since week 9. Your boys are in big trouble.
I heard about Graham. This could be a factor, the Texans sound like us last year when we were a 2 TE O for our base with only 2TE's on the roster, when Gronk was hurt it was a killer. Will be interested to see how this affects the running game.
IMO BB wants to take away Foster and Johnson, so the TE's could hurt us. Daniels will need to have a BIG day if the Texans want to win IMO.
As you saw the Pats from 7 is good against the run they work hard to set the edge and funnel things back inside to V Wilfork and Spikes. When in the base Spikes who is great against the run can be exploited by a TE with ball skills like Daniels.
I am anxious to see if Dennard and Talib are healthy, if so it makes things a lot better for the Pats D.
Generally opposing fans have been underestimating the Pats D (don't know that this applies to the fans here) IIRC they were 4th in the NFL for pts allowed, they gave up 1 more point than the Bengals over the course of the season.