It might sound ridiculous since NFL teams only play 16 games, but for some teams that is too many. The Houston Texans are a case in point.
After clinching their first playoff position in a comeback win at Cincinnati they have not been a very good team. They go into the post season next week on a three game losing streak.
Some of it caused no doubt by the relief of having finally gotten into the playoffs. Some of it caused by the large number of injuries to key players including two quarterbacks. Some of it caused by the absence of their defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, after undergoing surgery. And some of it caused by keeping other key, healthy players out of the final game to avoid injury.
No matter the reason, it added up to pretty lousy football for Houston fans down the stretch. Too many games that didn't really matter resulted in ugly play.
There is no point questioning the coaching decisions that might have resulted in this ugly football. Gary Kubiak and his staff...