Originally Posted by djohn2oo8
Injuries cannot be used as an excuse. The Texans were down 17-13 at the half at New England, had Schaub just nutted up the Texans could have gone deeper .
PATS: First possession of 3rd Quarter, Brady goes 4-5 for 56 yards, Pats go 69 total for a rushing TD. Texans D forces only ONE third down.
TEXANS DOWN 10
TEXANS: First possession of 3rd Quarter, 3-and-Out with Schaub 1-2 on two short passes to OD
PATS: Second possession of 3rd Quarter, 3-and-Out with Brady going 1-3 for 5 yards
TEXANS: Second possession of 3rd Quarter, Schaub goes 4-5 for 56 yards, including two 20+ yard passes. Fumbles but recovers it. Throws INT.
TEXANS STILL DOWN 10
PATS: Third possession of 3rd Quarter, Brady goes 3-3 for 26 yards and TD, Ridley rushes three times for 37 yards. Texans D forces NO third downs.
TEXANS DOWN 17
TEXANS: Third possession of 3rd Quarter/Start of 4th, Schaub goes 2-4 for 16 yards, Foster rushes three times for 2 yards. Went for it on 4th down, incomplete.
PATS: First possession of 4th Quarter, Brady one play for TD.
TEXANS DOWN 24
In these series, Schaub was 7-11 for 73 yards and an INT. Not a good quarter, but not an "OMG this was the worst quarter of football ever played!" thing either.
Brady on the other hand, along with the entire NE offense, pretty much made the Texans D toss his salad. They racked up 170 yards and 21 points on 19 total plays from scrimmage. Through FOUR possessions they only had TWO third downs.
Sorry, but one INT by Schaub doesn't come near the lack of nut-up that the defense had in that quarter.