Are you really comfortable going to New England next weekend? Or are you getting out your “we really tried hard, but we’re just not good enough to play with the Big Boys” signs for the return from the airport?
Judging on today’s performance against the Bengals, I’d warm up the signs. Houston defeated Cincinnati, 19-13 but there’s nothing inspiring about today’s win. Cincinnati made a number of mistakes, including a game-killing pick by Andy Dalton. Frankly, the Texans should be glad they escaped this game. Matt Schaub appears to be a bus driver type QB, with the disturbing trait of making big mistakes at the worst possible time. Did any of you see the Leon Hall pick for a TD? If that happens against New England, it’s followed by an avalanche of points by Tom Brady.
Good luck, Texans, but you’ll need more than luck to prevail at New England next weekend.