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Were The Texans Really Elite After Week 3?

We have a quick chat with our friend Steph Stradley at the Houston Chronicle about the Texans defense after Bernard Pollard showed up, and whether they were really a very good defense after that happened.

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10 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2010, 5:17pm

4 Re: Were The Texans Really Elite After Week 3?

The numbers say Top 12 (weighted DVOA) and marginally better than 0% . Since there are 12 play-off teams in the SB tournament, one could say Play-Off Caliber Defense. But if a play-off team is an elite team...

8 Re: Were The Texans Really Elite After Week 3?

I think you read that wrong, TNT.

Actually, the defense wasn't what let the Texans down in either game against the Colts. The first game was lost on a missed field goal (the colts scored only 7 points in the final quarter), while the second was because of an offensive collapse (a pick six and a strip sack deep in Texans territory). All in all, the defense was the reason the Texans even had a shot of winning in the first game, and played pretty well in the second game as well.