Originally Posted by speedfreek
The biggest problems the Texans have with teams like the Saints
(Patriots or Packers) isn't the defense.
While it's true the defense has given up a ton of points to these
teams, it's not completely on them.
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.
If you can keep yourself in the game, the defense has a chance
to make a play (at some point) that can turn the tide.
That can never happen if your team goes 3-and-out 5 times in
a row in the first half and your down by 3 scores. (as an example)
As great as our defense is, it can't carry the team against teams that can score. Miami, Minnesota, Baltimore...... sure. But teams like Denver (now with Peyton), the Bradies, the Packers.... if we don't score early & often (ala Denver) our defense can't carry us.
Our offense has to get us a lead on those teams, they can "run the ball" enough to keep us off balance.
The offensively challenged teams, we can get them off the field on third down.