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**Official Divisional Round Playoff Game-Day Thread** Texans at Patriots, Saturday Jan 14, 2017!!


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On the plus side, J.J. Watt will be back for 2017.
We may have a special defensive unit. Our front seven will be dominating!
Think 2000 Baltimore Ravens and 1986 Chicago Bears.
The 2017 Houston Texans defense has a chance to be on that elite level.

Hell, we held a solid Pats offense to 10 points in the first half last night.
We trailed 17-13 at halftime because that 98-yard kickoff return.

I think they had like 9 rushes for 19 pathetic rushing yards at the half as well.
Down 24-16 early in the 4th quarter our defense just ran out of gas.
They played one hell of a game up until that point.
Our offense did jack **** and our defense ran out of morale and energy.

And all of that was without 3-time defensive player of the year, J.J. Watt.

We'll still need to find decent quarterback play if we want to win a Super Bowl though.
But overall, I like what we have going into next season. We just have to hope J.J. Watt is back to All Pro form.
JJ might not ever be the same. If Bill O'Brien bounces, I'm pretty sure Crennel and crew will follow suit. Big Vince will be gone, probally Cush, JoJo and Bouye (seeking big pay day).

But hey love your optimism.


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Don't remember which thread, but in a previous post I said my first impression was that our OL run blocked very well.

I just now see in the Chronicle that we averaged 4.5 yds/carry.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the Pats have the #1 run defense?

(Edit) No, not #1, but top 10.