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Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy ripped the Texans as frauds. He went on to cite JJ Watt’s zero sacks during their week 14 match up against New England (Credit: AP Photo)
With the Houston Texans win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, the team will now play the New England Patriots this weekend. This weekend’s game between the Texans and Patriots is a re-match from week 14 of this season. During the week 14 match up, the Patriots blew out the Texans 42-14.
In a weird twist, instead of the players talking trash, a Boston Globe columnist has started the trash talking.
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy ripped apart the Houston Texans. Here are some excerpts from the article:
“The 2012-13 Texans? Pure frauds. The worst 11-1 team in the history of the NFL. These Texans have absolutely zero chance of beating New England here next week.”
“The Texans lost three of their final four games during the regular season. In the last seven weeks of the season, they had the 27th-ranked defense in the NFL. They had to go into overtime to beat the horrible Jaguars and Lions.”
“Could this get any easier? I mean, seriously?” Shaughnessy wrote. “The planets are aligned and the tomato cans are in place. The fraudulent Houston Texans are the only team standing between the New England Patriots and a trip to the AFC Championship game.”
I wonder if Shaughnessy remembers that the Patriots are not an amazing team this year either. If he wants to bring up the struggles the Texans had with certain opponents this season, he should do the same for New England.
The Patriots struggled, at home, with the Buffalo Bills. New England also needed to go to overtime to beat the Jets, struggled against the Jaguars, lost to the Cardinals and didn’t play their best game against the Dolphins either.
It is easy to point out which games a team struggled in, but that seems to be all Shaughnessy has against the Texans.
He claims that the Texans struggled against the Bengals.
I saw a team that was dominant on both sides of the ball, but could not score once in the redzone.
In the end, the Texans won and I thought that is all that matters in the NFL. Now, the Texans get to travel to Foxboro, looking to revenge their week 14 loss, move on to the AFC Championship game and shut up Dan Shaughnessy.
If the Texans win, I wonder if he will apologize?
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