Originally Posted by thunderkyss
How many 3 & outs did they pitch after half-time? They allowed 13 points after half time. That was not good enough to win the game.
The offense stunk it up. Didn't score a point in the second half.... I'm not denying that. But the offense didn't win any games this year. The defense didn't win any games this year.
It's a team sport & they've got to work hand in hand. If the defense gives up 28 points in the first three qtrs, the offense has to score 28+ in the forth to win the game.
If the offense had packed it in & said, "Well, the defense gave up 28 points in the first three qtrs.... let's call it a day." Are we going to blame the offense for only scoring 7 points?
If they scored 21 points would we say, "The offense did their job, the defense gave up 28."
The defense played well enough to win in the first half. Can't say the same about the second half.
The Ravens scored 30 points... Out of those thirty points Schaub and our STs gift wrapped 14 points for them.. So the defense only gave up 16 points on the road.
Sorry, but regardless of what happened in the second half.. I'll take that all day long and with the talent we have on offense, we should be able to win every game if our defense only gives up 16 points.
And if our offense could've pulled their head out of their ass and took advantage of the field position supplied by our defense we could've jumped on the Ravens early and built a big lead.. thus taking the Ravens out of their game plan, thus making it even easier on our defense in the second half.
Like what has already been mentioned multiple times in this thread. The defense could've pitched a shut out and Houston still would've lost this game. The defense was not to blame for the loss on Sunday.. The offense sucked and the defense was the only reason why the Ravens didn't hang a 50 burger on us after all the gifts and points our STs and offense kept handing them.