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VanderBlog: Bearing Down in the Big Apple

Posted by voiceofthetexans on October 8, 2012 – 11:49 pm

 by Marc Vandermeer

Thank goodness that there is not an NFL BCS rating system. Monday’s 23-17 win over the Jets might knock the Texans down a peg.

But it shouldn’t.

This league is all about surviving and advancing. Each week brings a new challenge, sometimes against teams that are flat out desperate. That’s what the Jets were as the Texans edged out a gritty win in Gotham.

There were plenty of highlights like Arian Foster having his best game, J.J. Watt continuing his unbelievable play and Kareem Jackson coming up with a would-be game clincher. But there was a lot for the coaches to sink their teeth into as well.

The Texans weren’t able to maintain possession in the 4th quarter when Gary Kubiak wanted to run it down the Jets’ throats. They also lost Brian Cushing to a knee injury and gave up a special teams touchdown.

The Texans are not flawless but their record is.

Tim Dobbins, Bradie James and Mister Alexander will have to pick up the slack for Cushing (and please get well soon, Daryl Sharpton) as Texans fans are having a virtual vigil for a fast recovery. Trindon Holliday and the return teams will have to find a way to do a better job. And the running attack still has a few issues despite a fruitful evening.

As Gary Kubiak said last week, it’s a lot more fun to fix your problems when you’re winning. And there is certainly some sprucing up to do before an angry Green Bay team invades Reliant Stadium on Sunday night.


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2 Responses to “VanderBlog: Bearing Down in the Big Apple”

  1. By stevenest on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    That’s the part of competition some one loose and some one win that’s the part of game.

  2. By stevenest on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    That’s the part of game!

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