Getting a bye does not mean an automatic trip to the Championship game. In fact, not since 2004 have both the NFC and AFC title games had the one and two seeds in them.
You are probably asking “Why should the Pats worry? They dominated the Texans like no other team was dominated this season.” While this is true, we cannot forget about Bellichick’s montra for this month. He will not let any one of the players forget about how they beat the Jets handling during the regular season, but lost in the playoffs. In the end the best teams have to remember to never underestimate the power of revenge.
These are professionals and they do not like to be embarrassed. We are not talking about the Lions or Browns. The Texans are able to run the ball with the best back in the game, Schuab has not played up to par but can sling it around, and Andre Johnson is one of the best WR in the league. If the Texans D can step it up and hit Brady in the mouth, this game can get scary fast.
The games Brady loses are the games that he is put to the turf repeatedly. This, along with Schuab being able to air it out to Andre against the Pats weak secondary, will prove this game to be a close one.
I want to be wrong, but I see Brady going down a lot and the Texans putting up plenty of points. This may be were the Pats season ends. I am going with a Texans upset, final 34-27.
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Written by Adam Sharp
I have always loved The Pats and I have always loved writing.