Thread: Defensive hole!
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Old 10-11-2004   #6
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Default question about the lack of offense in the first half, but allowing
500 plus yards and 5 touch downs is not going to win many games...

another thought about the lack of offensive plays in the first half...
This is a direct result of 'playing not to lose.' If the offense had opened
up and used all their weapons, it is probable that the Texans would have
gained some first downs, which would translate into more offensive plays.
However, the inability of the defense to stop the Vikings in the first half
sure did not help, which is reflected in the time of possession disparity.

Finally, look at the 3rd dwn conversion stat--- 9/17 for the Vikings, 5/15 for
the Texans.
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