Originally Posted by the wonger need food
I'm not sure that those teams had the holes and lack of depth that this Texans team needs to address. More importantly, those teams all had elite level QB's that made players around them better. We have the opposite with Schaub. He needs playmakers to make up for his lack of skills.
Giants missed the playoffs two years in a row before winning in 2011 with a 9-7 record, and missed the playoffs again this year. Manning has had rather Schaub-like numbers those four years, but did get hot for their one playoff run.
The Ravens on the other hand have been a good team, going to the playoffs each of the last four years, but they kept losing their second game. Until this year when Flacco, who again had Schaub-like numbers in the last four regular seasons, got hot in the playoffs.
Sounds like success is defined as a decent team riding a QB hot streak in the playoffs.