When the Houston Texans were sitting at 11-1 and looking ready to smash every expectation set for them before the season, I pictured that this season review would end up a lot differently than it will now. With the way the last six weeks of the 2012 campaign went, it was like a tale of two teams. But in being the same roster and the same team, Houston fizzled the last quarter of the season.
As the Ravens showed, every team has that lull sometime during the season. The key is to get over the slump before the postseason starts and Houston was unable to get out of their funk in a season that now stands as them spinning their wheels. Let’s take a look at their final grades now.
As a whole, it’s pretty difficult to not like what the Texans were able to do with the ball in 2012. An offense that finishes seventh in the league in yards and eighth in total points appears to be the thing a championship offense entails. And this is with key players having an otherwise down season.