Originally Posted by HoustonLionsFan
Lions only scored on one of the fumbles, and won by 2 TD's. You would be 1 - 1 without the fumbles. Lions beat you, quit making excuses. The better team won.
The Lions only scored on one of the fumbles but the Texans did not score on either posession that ended in a fumble. A turnover has three aspects that should be clear to anyone who studies the game.
1. When you turn the ball over the opposition can and often does score and so points off of turnovers are important.
2. When you turn the ball over you have denied yourself a drive in which you might have scored. Drives that end in fumbles and interceptions are lost opportunities. Not all of them may have ended in 7 (or even 3) points but some of them may have.
3. When you turn the ball over momentum is almost always affected. Momentum is an enormous factor in who wins and who loses a football game. If you give your opponent momentum (or in the Texans case if you keep giving your opponent momentum over and over again like they have the past two weeks) it's going to turn the tide of the game.
The better team won Sunday. Of that I have no doubt. The Texans are not a very good football team right now and whether the Lions are a little bit better or are a whole lot better doesn't really matter. They were (and are until the Texans can prove otherwise) a better team. Trying to work out what's wrong with your team however isn't "making excuses". It's Texans fans on (you may have failed to notice it on your way in) the Texans board talking about why their team lost. Nothing more.