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Old 09-14-2004   #30
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What's predictable in my opinion is how Chris Palmer gets the heat no matter how the Texans lose. 4 turnovers and hardly any 3rd down stops from the D is the whole freakin story here.

They got 14 points off of those two turnovers. Take 14 points away from the Chargers and it's a 20-13 Texans win. That doesn't even take into account what the Texans might have done with any of those four drives if they hadn't turned it over. Obviously the Texans weren't going to score four TD's on those posessions but if they'd got a FG on one and a TD on another then it's a 30-13 game.

Small things like giving away the football are the difference between

"Chargers over the Texans 27-20, Chris Palmer HAS TO GO!!!!!" and..
"Texans crush Chargers in the opener 30-13, WE'RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!"


And yes, I understand that changing the outcome of particular drives changes the game from that point forward and that this was a gross oversimplification. The point remains the same however.

Execution was the only thing that stood between the Texans and a win last Sunday. It's the only thing that will stand between them and a win next Sunday.
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