Because it's what fans do.
I've been here for a good while now, & I've read many, many posts on this board to know that some of you just don't know how to do it. That's nothing to be ashamed of. I'm here to help.
is rationalizing by a real pro. Keep in mind, your team really has to suck before you can perfect these techniques, but practice makes perfect.
The Cowboys had played a lot of good teams to start the year. They drew the Jets in an unwinnable 9/11 anniversary in which they somehow didn't commit a single penalty to start the season, then got better-than-expected San Francisco on the road, then-undefeated Washington, then-undefeated Detroit and the great Patriots. Finally, things are letting up.
For your homework, I want you to imagine you are on the dole & write up a similar paragraph for your Houston Texans.