Originally Posted by Arcade
Houston Texans: Beat a good team, the team that they beat wasn't good in the first place. Lose to a good team, they are frauds and failures.
Why doesn't this apply to other teams?
Edit: Damn I meant to quote HeatWave, but my point still stands.
I agree in essence. The problem is this is week 14. Not Week 4. The Patriots lost to a surprising start up Arizona team, who since has fallen apart. They also lost to Seattle, a team making a surprise run towards the playoffs.
The patriots lost to Baltimore, by 1 point, on a FG "miss" that wasn't reviewed because "all scoring plays MUST be reviewed".
Houston lost to Green Bay-which is a loss that is understandable. But they rolled into NE 11-1 and got destroyed. DESTROYED. Held to 0 points for 40 minutes by a shaky NE defense. And let's face it-the Patriots did leave a TON of points on the board. Some terrible offensive play calling gave Houston the ball way more than they deserved (Time of possession NE 30 minutes, Houston 30 minutes).
There were some bad calls-both ways which even out the game. A missed helmet on helmet hit on Brady, two bad pass interference calls on Houston, and a defensive holding call that cost Houston a 1st down.
Fact remains-in Week 14, when you should be your absolute best-even with injuries (Gronk, Endleman for NE) the patriots deconstructed Houston.