Originally Posted by Dishman
The points put up by the Texans offense last weekend (28) would have not been enough to beat any of the other winning playoff teams. The defense isn't blame-free, but the offense isn't good enough to score on pace with the other playoff teams.
But isn't our defense supposed to be elite? Isn't the main reason we are in the playoffs is because of our defense? 49ers has an elite defense, and they held the elite-offense Packers to 31 (and one of those TDs were in garbage time). The Seahawks has an elite defense, and they held the elite-offense Falcons to 30. The Ravens aren't even an elite defense anymore, but they held the elite-offense Broncos to 35.
If our elite-defense was able to hold the Pats to at least 35... we don't have to try that onside kick. We kick it off and ask our elite-defense to force a punt, and give the offense a chance to comeback.
The offense CAN score on pace with other playoff teams, but the defense can't let other offenses score more than 40. I don't think that's asking for too much from your elite defense.