Originally Posted by GRONKED
Great game guys.
Easy on the doom n gloom..you have a great team that has been making huge strides...I expect you in the afc elite for years to come as long as andrew luck doesn't start owning the division.
Question..do you think the pats could just be an awful matchup?
Ie, the ravens could never do anything about Peytons colts. Even when they were similar quality and similar record teams..Peyton blew them out and made them look bad, consistently.
Likewise..those colts regularly choked vs chargers.
Just looking at some of the matchups..you love to run the ball up the middle and really establish your offense around foster. Well foster, meet wilfork.
On d...jj watt is phenomenal, one of a kind. But brady was gettin it out ridiculously fast most of the time.
Jjo, an exceptional talent. .is on the outside covering. ...Lloyd?
Your injured lb core is Bradys favorite to pick on (wes, Hernandez and rb mismatch).
You guys blew out the ravens. ..and, ray Lewis or not, imo you woulda beat them again if you had advanced.
Fyi, not suggesting that Texans aren't flawed or that there isn't opportunity to improve. Just that youre a lot better than you look in Foxboro.
Yes, I think it's a bad match-up for the Texans. Houston plays a man-coverage style defense. Elite QB's who can fit the ball into tight coverage can destroy it. Tom Brady is an elite QB that has eaten this defense up.
Now I don't quite understand why Schaub hasn't been effective against the Patriots defense but for whatever reason, he hasn't. For the most part the Texans offense hasn't been as effective since the first game in Foxboro, though. It could actually have nothing to do with the match-up, but it could just be the Texans offense in general.