Originally Posted by hollywood_texan
If the offense maintains long sustaining drives and scores touchdowns, that makes the job of the defense easier.
The NFL has organized its rules to bring about high scoring games and protecting the QB, that is a fact. Therefore, any offense better perform well in order to limit the opportunities that an opposing marquee QB has in any game.
The main issue I saw regarding the games against the Patriots and the Packers was a poorly designed and conservative offensive game plan that relied on the defense to keep those games low scoring.
In my opinion, the Texans would get more wins with Kubiak being more creative and utilizing the pieces he has more effectively than expecting the defense to keep the scoring of games in the low teens.
Kubiak wore out the defense by calling conservative plays that led to consistent 3 and outs.