The Texans are trying to become a team where an explosive offense carries an opportunistic defense. The Saints already have the formula mastered.
New Orleans stormed back to beat Houston 40-33 Sunday with 23 fourth quarter points. The home crowd seemed to be a huge factor as the Saints beat a good team for the second straight week in New Orleans.
It may not be fair, but it was largely because Drew Brees outplayed Matt Schaub down the stretch.
Houston’s offense played great for three quarters, but Schaub made a number of bad throws down the stretch. Houston’s four fourth quarter drives:
1. Three and out.
2. Schaub interception.
3. Texans TD on a pass that should have been picked off and was deflected three times. Schaub almost was picked off the play before.
4. Four and out.
The Texans have made great strides, but they blew opportunities in the first half. They just didn’t have enough to beat a very good team on the road.
An optimist would say these Texans look better. I’m in this camp.
A pessimist would say we’ve seen a lot of Texans games like this before.