Texas Defense Case Study

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The Texans were a dumpster fire, in the worst divisi0n in the NFL. Ryan Mallet missed a flight to Miami, where Houston was beaten down. Arian Foster was lost for the season during a meaningless drive. The quarterback situation was bleak, and the defense wasn 't living up to the immense expectations placed on it during the offseason. Many fans were calling for head coach Bill O 'Brian 's head, and there was reported tension between GM Rick Smith and the coaching staff. Nothing was supposed to go right for this Texans team. But oven the past nine weeks, the Texans have changed. A miracle was performed at NRG Stadium. The Texans were back, and they are scary.

Houston has quite a few things going for them in this years playoffs. They play an
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The passing defense has been one of the best in the league as well, ranking third in the NFL. Led by veteran corner Johnathan Joseph, the secondary has been the strength of the defense.

The Texans defense has been the main reason behind the Houston Texans turnaround in the second half of the season, and the defense must keep it up if the Texans want to even sniff the second round. If they can take over games and dominate offenses like they have, the Houston Texans can make some serious noise in the playoffs. This is a weaker playoff field that usual, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Texans defense is more than capable of winning a few games on its own.

If the defense truly is as good as advertised, that alone can win the Texans an game. They also have home field advantage in the first round, and NRG Stadium can get pretty rowdy. Houston has never lost a playoff game at home. The offense is good enough to score a few points, and if the defense plays well enough, that is all they will need to win a game or two. I doubt the Texans will win the Super Bowl, but crazier things have happened. Houston is a good team that should not be overlooked. They may not be world beaters, but this is a scary team with J.J. Watt on the defensive lone. That alone is reason enough to fear the Texans in the
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