Originally Posted by tedr
Teams don't have to take risks against our defense because, right now, they should know our offense will give them a few gifts each game. That shouldn't take anything away from how the defense has performed.
When it comes down to it, if you take away the gift points the Texans have given up by turnovers deep in our territory, pick 6's, and the punt return against Baltimore, the defense is only giving up 16 points a game. That's really good. The offense and special teams is essentially giving up 12 points a game. That's horrible.
That's all true and I agree that the defense is playing well, but you can't say "let's take out these circumstances within each game and look at how things have gone." Everything that happens is part of the game and influences the way teams play against you.