"Sometimes when you're playing a good offense, man, you've just gotta be able to survive it. We understand this team's gonna move the ball up and down the field some. They're gonna have some success because they're good. But you want to win on third down when you can, and when you're in the red zone we've got to get some field goals. And we won the plays that we needed to." -Harper LINK
Fact is Houston is one of the best overall teams and we still won. Our offense started to click (once we pulled Eric Olsen) and our defense came up with the stops when they needed to.
Everyone talks about how good Houston is in their zone block running game and it's no surprise Foster and Tate(especially when Foster went down) have both done very well. It's no surprise to see them do well against us with it. Even still, we were able to get some stops and a couple of stuffs.
Johnson is one of the best WRs in the league so it's no surprise to see him do well. I will say I had my concerns with Lewis before with some plays in the previous games and this only upped those concerns a little but it isn't like this was against a scrub receiver. I have hopes he can be a decent cover guy but he may need safety help from time to time against the better receivers.
Outside of those 2 spots(and thankfully we won't play against teams that run zone blocking nearly to that level) the overall defense was pretty good. 5-12 on 3rd down and 0-2 on 4th down with 2-5 red zone is a pretty good defensive day.
We already know we don't have the best D in the league but we don't need the best D to win games. All we need is stops.
We score TDs, they score FGs, we win.
This post was edited on 8/26 at 12:27 am