We're headed down the home stretch boys & girls. Four games to go, what are your expectations? I say that, but let's be honest. These Texans (I honestly don't know who they are anymore) have exceeded our expectations haven't they? I know they've blown mine out of the water. Not that I expected them to only win 10 games, but I never in my wildest dreams expected them to only have 1 loss after 13 weeks. They appear to be a mature club. Not allowing bad plays, bad calls, bad starts, or anything negative to affect their resolve to win games. I bleed battle red koolade, I'm a card carrying member of the Sunshine Club, & still I'm amazed & awed every single week. Why? Because they aren't playing their best football. Every week it's been one thing or another. Our passing game hasn't been consistent. One week it's OD, one week it's Graham, the next week it's Walter(s), & for the month of November it was Andre Johnson. Our run game hasn't been consistent. Arian hasn't looked to be our best RB for a couple of weeks. Tate has been absent for quite some time. & who the Heck is that Forsett dude? Our pass defense started out red hot, now it's barely tepid. We've stymied some of the best rushers in the league then allow 28 yard TD runs by nobodies. We abused the 2nd best team in the AFC then allow the worst team in the AFC to take us 12 rounds. The only thing that's been consistent this season is #99. I don't think we've played our best football yet. I think we're going to be shocked & awed for the next 9 weeks. Four games to go, then the real season starts. We're not supposed to beat New England. You know it. You know all the reasons, you've heard them the last two weeks. Bill Belichick is God, Brady is baby Jesus, The Patriots hadn't lost at home since 2005 in December, yada, yada, yada. You're already bracing yourselves for a loss. But this is a new day. This ain't your Daddy's NFL & it sure ain't the Houston Oilers. We're going to win out. I don't know how, I don't know why. I just know. Our starters aren't going to be unnecessarily exposed to danger of injury. They won't be playing in the last minutes of meaningless games...... but we're going to win those games too. This ain't the koolade talking. This isn't about fate. This isn't about our time. This is a different team. You remember that Monday night when you thought Kubiak just didn't understand how important a win over Tennessee was to us? Remember when you thought, "They just didn't want it bad enough"? Remember when you thought they were mentally soft? That's a thing of the past. These guys care. These guys are mentally tough. Every game is important. They don't like to lose. Thoughts?