Originally written November 24, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
The one constant for the Texans in their dominant start to the 2012 season was the stellar and dominant play of their Wade Phillips led defense. Hovering in the top three in the league all season, if you allowed their offense to score more than 20 points, it was a good bet you weren’t going to beat them. But something has changed over the past two weeks. In contests against the Lions and Jaguars, they’ve allowed 983 total yards of offense and 68 points. Prior to those two games, they’d only allowed more than 20 points just twice all season en route to an impressive 8-1 start. So what happened? Well, a couple of things could be counted into effect and I’ll try to give an argument and counter argument for each reason now. First off all, giving up that yardage and points to the Lions shouldn’t really be much of a surprise. The loss of Brian Cushing was already being felt over the past few weeks and with Houston suffering even more nagging injuries to the position, they were down to ju...
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