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VanderBlog: Ready or Not, Here Come the Playoffs

Posted by voiceofthetexans on December 30, 2012 – 5:14 pm

The Texans took the field in Indianapolis with a chance to clinch the top seed in the AFC, exorcise a decade of losses and correct some of the mistakes that have been plaguing them lately.

They didn’t do it.

Instead, the Texans go into the playoffs with the best record in franchise history but a lot of doubts about how long they can stick around.

After the game, Gary Kubiak quickly tried to turn the page. He clearly acknowledged that his team has issues but he realizes that there’s no time to wallow. Fans can, media can. But the players and coaches have to get ready for Cincinnati next weekend and attempt to regain the magic that got them to an 11-1 start.

The problems are an inconsistent running game, too many penalties and a passing game that has produced more turnovers than touchdowns in the last four weeks.

Let’s throw special teams in the mix as well. Shayne Graham has been mostly solid lately, almost singlehandedly keeping his team alive Sunday, but allowing a kickoff return for a touchdown after grabbing the lead was a near lethal blow.

The failed 53-yard field goal followed, a few plays later, by Andrew Luck’s 70 yard strike to T.Y. Hilton on 3rd and 23 gave the Colts’ all the momentum. After Matt Schaub was picked for the second time by Vontae Davis, the Colts killed the final 9:46 of the fourth quarter, sending the Texans to 0-11 at Indy.

They are where they are and must now embrace the playoffs. The Texans have to hit the mental delete button, make corrections and start over.


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2 Responses to “VanderBlog: Ready or Not, Here Come the Playoffs”

  1. By Jack on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Simply put – Schaub cannot extend plays and is an entirely one dimensional quarterback. No significant playoff run, much less a Super Bowl, with Schaub at the helm!

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