Marco79 Posted December 25, 2022 Share Posted December 25, 2022 3 hours ago, Pastor Dillon said: what’s crazy is that with as bad as our offense has been this year and as bad as our roster talent is, we’ve been really close to being a 6 or 7 win team, which would still be alive for the division. It’s wild, the Texans have lost/tied 5 games where they were leading in the 4th quarter. 3 hours ago, ET80 said: What honestly bothers me? Most of our losses are in the 2nd half or 4th quarter. When you have a defensive HC, repeated late game meltdowns shouldn’t be happening. Somewhere in there, Lovie needed to find out why his defense buckles late in the game. I think it’s more on the offense. Lovie’s defense has had some let downs and isn’t blameless, but more often than not the offense couldn’t move the ball in the 4th quarter and gave the ball away which left the defense in tough spots. If we look at the 5 games they were leading in the fourth: Colts - Texans give up 17 points in the fourth, but the offense couldn’t move the ball and the strip sack of Mills gave the Colts the ball on the Texans own 25 which allowed them to get back in the game. Then in OT, the defense did their job and didn’t allow the Colts to score but the Texans offense couldn’t produce anything themselves despite having the chance too. Broncos - Defense gave up 10 points in the fourth, but the offense couldn’t counter despite having the chance to. You can blame the defense for giving up 10 points in the fourth, but also you can’t expect to win a game when your offense scores 9 points. Bears - Mills throws an interception with a minute and half left in his and the Bears don’t have to move the ball to be able to hit the game winning field goal. Raiders - Texans are up 20-17 in the 4th and then everything unravels when Mills throws a pick six and then the defense can’t stop Josh Jacobs. Cowboys - Defense gifts the offense the ball on the Cowboys 5 yard line after an interception with 7 minutes left, but the offense can’t do anything with it. You can’t give good teams multiple chances to make comebacks, because they will take advantage of them and that’s what the Cowboys did with their second chance due to the ineptitude of the offense. Chiefs - Defense holds the Chiefs offense in OT to force a punt only for Mills to fumble the game away. Except for the Raiders game, the defense held up and gave the offense a chance to win the game, but the offense could never capitalize. The Texans defense is average and can come up with a stop, but you can’t expect them to be perfect and make stop after stop when the offense can’t do anything on their end. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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