Originally Posted by Goatcheese
Schaub didn't need the defense to cover up anything. He needed them to not embarrass themselves. The offense put up 28 points which was all the Ravens needed to put the Pats away. Why? Because the Ravens' defense showed up and held Tom Lady to 13.
The vaunted Texans D got rolled over, punked and shamed by the same team twice in one season. They are 100% to blame for that loss.
I agree with you, but then there are still people who blame Moon for 35-3. Personally, I'm of the opinion that the defense should have held a 35-3 lead even if Moon had been sent home after the 5th TD, but you'll never convince some people.