I'm looking through the numbers, and saw some similarities between the first six games and next six games. Discounting the awful game against Dallas, the Texans are 4-1 against teams that are a collective 20-13, with only Oakland having a losing record at 3-4. Add in Dallas, and they are 4-2 against a collective 21-18. Over the next 6 games (IND, SD, JAX, NYJ, TEN, PHI) the opponents are a collective 23-17, not that different from the collective of the first 6 opponents. In fact, it includes two teams (SD and JAX) that have losing records similar to DAL and OAK. So considering that it is the general concensus that the defense cannot play any worse than they have been playing (in other words, they can only get better because they can't get worse), why do you guys think that the wheels are going to fall off over the next 6 games? I realize that they have to play the games, and each opponent is different, yada, yada, yada. I just keep hearing about how much more difficult the season will be from this point forward, but I'm not seeing it from an opponent record point of view. Nor do I see it from having to be on the road for four of those games, because the team has clearly played better on the road this year than at home. Nor am I seeing it from an opposing QB perspective, because the team already faced the Mannings, Romo and McNabb. Outside of Manning and Rivers, is there a QB in the next six games that really worries you? So help me out. What makes the next 6 so much harder than the last 6? Not saying the team couldn't go 0-6. Just wondering why this is considered the 'tough' part of the schedule.