From Paul Gallant of Houston’s SportsRadio 610 to CBS Sports.com’s Mike Freeman (who calls the team “frauds”), many are taking shots at the Houston Texans following Sunday’s 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the 2013 NFL playoffs.
It was a disappointing end to what was seen as a Super Bowl-or-bust year before the season. And for at least two-thirds of the regular season, it looked as if the Texans were one of, if not the top team in the league, as they entered Dec. 10 in Week 14 with a record of 11-1.
Then, in New England, much like the 42-24 loss on Sunday Night Football in Week 6 to the Green Bay Packers, the Texans were slaughtered by the Brady Bunch in a 42-14 beatdown on Dec. 10 on Monday Night Football in a playoff-like atmosphere.
Houston bounced back the next weekend with a 29-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts, analogous to the way the team rebounded from the loss to Green Bay — by beating the Baltimore Ravens 43-13 in Week 7.
However, the T...