So it is no secret that Texans fans are a little frustrated with our current record. All 3 of our losses were very winnable games. I also think it is no secret that our defense has the ability to play well, but still doesnt know how to shut the door on some teams and limit scoring. In our 3 wins we have given up an average of 10 points per game. In our 3 losses we have given up an average of 31.3 points per game. With or without AJ it is tough to score over 30 points per game in the NFL. Unless your name is Rodgers, Brees, Manning, or Brady its just not that common week in and week out. Even with the ridiculous amounts of passing going on all over the league, defenses still have to figure out a way to limit other teams scoring opportunities or keep them to field goals. Take the 49ers for example. They have limited teams to scoring on average 14 points in their 5 wins. In their lone loss they gave up 27. Their story isnt Alex Smith. Its their no name defense. The Lions have given up 17.8 PPG in their 5 wins. 25 points in their lone loss. The Texans have respectable numbers as far as yards given up through the air(221 ypg) and on the ground (107 ypg). They have 6 interceptions which ties us for 10th in the league. As the head coach, this all falls under Gary's umbrella so he is the one held responsible for the performance of the entire team. The question is, how do we bend but not break? We have the players on the defensive side of the ball to be a standout defense. Wade Phillips knows the X's and O's and where to put the players. Why are we giving up over 31 PPG in our 3 losses? 7 Passing TD's (Tied for 17th with 7 clubs) 5 Rushing TD's (Tied for 17th with 7 clubs) 13 Field Goals Made (30th) Is it our offense giving their team good field position? The punting team has punted 29 times (rank 21st) and pinned them inside the 20 yard line 9 times (ranked 8th). Matt Schaub has thrown 5 interceptions (ranked 12th with 6 clubs) This Texans defense plays well at times each game which is shown by more 3 and outs than I can remember. But unless the Texans defense plays up to their talent level and potential the Texans are going nowhere fast. The stats wont show it JUST YET due to our games against the inept Dolphins, and Colts, but this defense is new, but not so improved.