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    http://www.battleredblog.com/2013/1...patriots-should-be-so-very-very-afraid-of-the

    Lots of interesting points and film review to back it up. Also a good analysis of the Pats D.
     
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    I'm baffled how the return of the texans #2 blocking tight end is a greater advantage than the return of hands down the best tight end in the league?

    This guy clearly has a Texans bias. If he could pick up on any defensive tendencies I'm sure BB has already found and eliminated them during the bye week self scouting.
     
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    The Texans don't have much room to play worse than they did last month,they HAVE to play better unless they stay home and forfeit the game.

    A 42-14 beating is as bad as it gets to a 13-4 team.
     
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    Maybe. But that was a damn good breakdown of our schemes.
     
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    True, but he's essentially talking about the Texans playing the perfect game...and winning by 3. Of course you can take advantage of the Patriots if you have talent and play really well. The same can be said of any defense. I'd say the odds of them playing at that level are slim. Not impossible, but slim.

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    The breakdown was good but overall it's nothing new. TEs get yardage in the middle of the field against the Patriots? No kidding. Checkdowns to RBs work against NE? They sure do. As always, it starts with the run for the Texans. If they can't run, they won't be able to execute their "impossible to stop offense." All the more reason why Ninkovich and Jones being 100% is important, to set the edge and shut down Foster.
     
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    In watching a Patriots playoff game the only two times I've seen close-to-perfection with the underdog winning is Sb 36 and the jets in 2010.

    Is HOU capable? Sure. Possible? Sure. Likely? No
     
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    The analysis of Talib's strengths and even more glaring weaknesses is pretty disconcerting. I usually figured the reason why receivers were getting open around him was because of bad safety play, but the plays he highlighted left me feeling a little sick to my stomach.
     
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    He does a good job breaking down the Pats, but I have issues with a number of things. A few things (unfortunately, I don't have the time to go in depth and point by point):

    • The title of the article is comical. "very, very afraid" of team who lost three of their last four regular season games and if Andy Dalton didn't overthrow two wide open receivers in the end zone on two different plays, 4 our of 5. The Pats need to take the Texans' seriously, but this article is as comical in their homeristic stance as Shaughney's article was. The only difference is that this author uses some facts to back up his claim.
    • In the article, he refers to the Bengals as "arguably the most lethal defense in the NFL". Almost as laughable as the title. The Bengals have a very good defense, but they are certainly not the most leathal defense in the NFL. There are at least two defenses in the NFC still in the playoffs who are more lethal.
    • His argument about running to edge is a bit flawed. He claims that they were successful the two times they ran it, but one (15 yards) was the first play of the game where the Pats are notoriously known for going vanilla on the first drive and they were clearly out of sorts the first few plays (Belichick had to call a time out on the next play because the Pats couldn't get the right personnel on the field).
    • To that point, he talks about Garrett Graham being out to be the reason why they didn't do the stretch play, but forgets to mention that Chandler Jones only played 8 plays and he is a big factor in setting the edge on run downs.
    • The author talks about using the Pats scheme of not giving up the big play against them, but fails to mention that that strategy exploits one of the Texans' biggest weaknesses. The Pats strategy is one of bend, don't break. The theory of bend don't break, is that you tighten up in the red zone. What the problem for the Texans are, they are a horrible red zone offense. They have scored one passing TD in 5 games. The stretch run is not nearly as effective in the red zone because defenders are playing closer to the line.
    • To Schaub passing for one TD in the last 5 games, the author predicts he doubles that number on Sunday. I highly doubt it.
    • He also has Schaub throwing for 310 yards which Schaub hasn't done since Detriot which was an indoor game that went nearly 5 quarters. The only other time he threw for more than 300 yards this season was 527 yards in another overtime game in Jacksonville. That number seems unlikely.
    • The author seems to ignore many of his own team's weaknesses. As I said, he doesn't explain how the Texans are going to overcome their red zone woes against a pretty good red zone defense. He seems to ignore that Schaub is an one or two read QB and many times he misses open receivers because he doesn't go past his first or second read. The author seems to think he will magically overcome that weakness.
    • He also has Foster having a season high in total yards and receiving yards. He has Foster getting 190 all purpose yards and 60 receiving yards. Foster's season high is 168 all purpose yards (against the Jets in a blowout and mostly on the ground and the Jets have a bad run defense) and 39 receiving yards (against the Pats and some were in garabage time).
    • He also has Owen Daniels having a season high in yards. He has Daniels getting "at least" 8 catches for 100 plus yards. His season high was 8 catches for 87 yards (against the Dolphins).

    The author makes some good and does a very good job breaking down the Pats in that game, but he seems to only look at it from the sunny side of being a Texans' fan. As I stated, he doesn't seem to acknowledge his own team's limitations and are predicting offensive numbers from the Texans that we haven't seen in over a month against two very bad teams. I also have hard time taking an article seriously when the writer has so many players on the team either have a season high game or close to it in a playoff game.
     
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    Do the Bengals really have the best front four in the league?

    Not sure if I agree with that. Good read, though, despite not accounting for what the Patriots can do on offense now that they have Gronk back. I do think the author overestimates Schaub to some extent, and that will come back to bite them on Sunday.
     
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    According to bedard, bengals are a better pass defense than a run defense.
     
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    That is the problem with this whole article. It clearly looks at it as the Texans offense having a season's best game (he literally has several offensive players eclipsing their season best game numbers) without looking at the Texans' offensive weaknesses.

    I agree many of the Pats' weaknesses. Where I disagree is that the Texans have the offense to exploit the weaknesses like he suggest. In fact, if you broke down the Texans' offense like he broke down the Pats' defense, you would say that the Texans don't have the offense to do what he suggests.
     
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    If Talib's only game is press-man, I think that's what he'll play against the Texans.
     
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    My film review: Matt Schaub has thrown 1 TD pass in the last 23 quarters
     
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    Holy Crap!!! Throw it to Foster!!!
     
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    Which is one of the major reasons in our back and forth the other day why I don't think it's in the team's best interest to re-sign Talib to a long term pact which will likely average 7 million+.

    I think it'd be great if he ends up staying for a lesser length or lesser money deal, but I also think there are plenty of possibilities that exist for McCourty to still remain at FS if he leaves too.
     
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    It seems that every week, year after year I read seemingly well-thought analysis about how some other team matches up so well against the Pats at every position, and therefore that opponent will win. How seldom does that turn out to be the case once the game is played?

    Houston is a very good team, don't get me wrong; they definitely have a chance of winning. It's just nowhere near the slam dunk the Texans' blogger attempts to make it out to be - and I'm not sure why the assumption that Houston will play a flawless game.

    No matter how he twists it, the Patriots have a much better chance at winning Sunday than Houston does.
     
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    Anyone forwarding this to BB?
     
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    An interesting read, but the guy fails to explain, after professing that Houston played a "perfect" game last week against the great Cincinatti D, how Houston only scored 19 points. If they want to come here and play their perfect game and score 19 points, I like our chances. He also fails to explain how all this is going to work while the Pats are (hopefully) scoring TDs instead of going 3 and out like Cinci. Things that make you go hmmmm. And like others have pointed out, all of this is stuff we know already.
     
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