If you hear the Houston Texans players talk about their Sunday rematch with the New England Patriots, they seem none too worried about what the Pats did to them in their previous matchup; a rout of epic proportions, 42-14.
In fact, they're savoring the role of being heavy underdogs on Sunday, reports Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
“I love being an underdog,” Andre Johnson said.
“I love it when somebody tells me I can’t do something,” J.J. Watt said.
“I’ve been an underdog all my life,” Antonio Smith said. “I’ve grown to love it. (It) feels good.”
Something tells us they wish they could be in a better position, having limped into the playoffs with their subpar play.
They squandered their opportunities for a bye week, plumetting down to the number 3 seed when they were riding high with confidence only a few weeks before. They lost out on hosting the Patriots and the opportunity to write a big payback story; a "you killed us in Foxboro, now welcome to Hous