It is now 4 weeks in a row that the Texans' offense has let teams stick around, instead of putting them away. Over that period they are 2-2. This offense needs to learn how to put teams away. There is no reason the Texans should have only been up by 2 at halftime. The defense played too well for that. All offseason we heard that all we need is for the defense to be average and this team would make the playoffs. Well, they're playing better than average and the offense isn't holding up it's end of the deal. If this supposed great offense could consistently score like a great offense would, these games would turn into blowouts. A large lead would force the opposing team's offense to become a one dimensional passing attack, which makes the defense's job much easier. That is how a large lead begets a rout. One need look no further than the Peyton Manning-led Colts method of winning football to see how this works. Once those Colts teams got up on other teams those games were over. Their defense would pin their ears back and pressure the QB while their offense would steadily increase the score until victory was out of reach for their opponents.