The Texans have 2 wins so far this year though six games. My call was 1-5 and through six games and to finish 5-11 for 2006. So, I got to thinking... Could the Texans win 7 or maybe even 8 games this year? Then, I really started to think about the Texans recipe for victory. One thing that seems very consistent on both victories this year is that the defense played very good by only allowing 3 and 7 points thru 3 quarters of play at home on both victories. Whereas, in the same time periods, the offense has only scored 6 and 10 points thru 3 quarters of play for the same games. I don't think the Texans have even scored a point yet in the 3rd quarter this year. Then, in the fourth quarter (or late in the 3rd for the Miami game), the offense shows some offensive spark and scores some TDs. A few TDs are the result of long drives, but there are some that are the result of a short field provided by the defense. This offense has a lot of 3 and outs in a game, not sure what the league average is though. Having said that, the offense has been relatively consistent all year, particularly Carr and his stats (take out the those INTs at Dallas and he is very consistent). But, I don't see how the offense is playing to a level to carry a game or pull the team out of jam because they are not scoring points consistently during the entire game. Essentially, the offense finally came around in the 4th quarter for the Fins and the Jags. Which brings me to the conclusion that the biggest reason for the Texans 2 victories is that the defense was playing all 4 quarters and keeping the game close. I still haven't seen this offense run the 2 minute drill and make a critical drive in the clutch. I think the jury is still out if this offense can score when it has to, not to mention under time constraints. We should not get too excited about the Texans at this point, the offense still has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to running the football, sustaining long drives at any time during the game, and scoring points through out the game. Meanwhile, the defense has a lot to work on too. In both victories, the QB of the opposing team was hobbled and not 100%, so they had a big advantage there. The Texans have 2 wins, but they could be very misleading. We'll find out on the road against the Titans, Giants, and Jags if they are beginning to become legit.