Originally Posted by speedfreek
When you play high scoring teams, you have to put up points
to match. Your offense has to step it up to keep you in the game,
and let your defense get a breather.
That's basically it. Your offense has to control the tempo and put up TDs. Not FGs. And you can't give QBs like Brees short fields. A Texans offense playing well is perfect to go against a team like the Saints. A Texans offense struggling? Not so much.
Originally Posted by Texans_Chick
Statistically they were worse than Richard Smith/Frank Bush land.
To be fair, Smith/Bush had more talent to work with than the Saints had. How many defenders do the Saints have that could start for the Texans? 2 or 3? Not saying they were coached well, but even Wade would have had difficulties putting a decent defense on the field in New Orleans.