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State of the Texans:
New England Patriots
New York Jets
This weekend’s playoff matchup features a re-match of the December 10th Patriots blowout of the Texans. It was a game we all remember but one we wish to forget. The biggest key to this game is did the Texans, including the coaches, learn anything from the December 10th matchup? For example, will Wade Phillips change his high risk, high reward man to man coverage scheme and try to blitz Tom Brady again? And, did Kubiak’s offensive line learn how to block Patriots’ Vince Wilfork?
In the NFL, teams are relatively balanced in terms of talent and parity, hence the phrase any given Sunday. Teams that play consistently well and achieve success develop a higher level of concentration week in and week out. What drives that higher level of focus can be attributed to many things such as revenge from a previous loss, anger from losing the week before, disrespect, and just about anything that provides a team with a collective “chip on their shoulder.” Although the Texans are heavy underdog...
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Denver, New England and Green Bay each have a future Hall of Fame Quarterback on their roster. This weekend is going to have some great QB play.
The Wildcard round brought us some pretty bad games. The marque quarterbacks were on a bye so this week should be a lot better.
Here are the quarterbacks and how they stack-up
1) Manning - Peyton Manning is the MVP...
The Texans were embarrassed by the Patriots on MNF, will the same this happen this weekend?
The Wildcard games disappointed for one reason, quarterback play. That will not be a problem this weekend. The marquee quarterbacks are off their bye weeks and are ready to lead their teams onto the field.
Here is a look at the games and my selection of the winners.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Each week The Kommish will look at the various matchups across the league and come up with a recommendation for “Start of the Week”. Since The Kommish is a fantasy genius (not really) you should take this as the surest thing possible in a given week. I don’t think “surest” is a word, but this Start of the [...]The post Divisional Round Start of the Week – Tom Brady...
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Expect Houston Texan's defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to get creative with blitzes against Tom Brady on Sunday. Phillips is known for being an aggressive defensive mind who likes to get pressure on the opposition's quarterback. Logan Mankins knows more than anyone that the offensive line needs to stay sharp in order to protect Brady.“He’s an aggressive coach, he...
Two years ago, this was the scene in Foxboro after a Patriots playoff loss at home
The New England Patriots seem to be in the driver seat entering their first game of the 2013 NFL playoffs. Just over a month ago, the New England Patriots played a regular season game against their opponent, the Houston Texans and won the game 42-14. In that game, the Texans were exposed against the...
Here are the fantasy football quarterback rankings for the divisional round of the 2013 NFL playoffs.
1. Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
Andy Dalton was kept in check against the Texans in wildcard weekend, but Brady is a different animal. Though Tom Brady and company won’t be as deadly as the 42-14 blowout in Week 14 where Tom Terrific tossed four touchdowns with 296 yards...
If we’ve learned anything about Richard Sherman this year, it’s that he likes to run his mouth a lot. Whether he’s chirping at Tom Brady or Calvin Johnson, he’s always talking. This was even more evident when he was mic’d up for their playoff game against the Redskins. I wonder what it was that set Redskins LT Trent Williams off, because it’s not like Sherman said...
And away we go! The weekend we all have waited for has finally arrived and now it’s time to put all the cards on the table as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, not only go ‘all in’ but also raise the stakes in the upcoming losers walk playoff battle with the Matt Schaub led Houston Texans.
With the upcoming Texans-Patriots game, people have wondered whether the Patriots...
Gronkowski & Hernandez need to have big games on Sunday
Three more days. Three more days until we get a taste of what the 2012 New England Patriots will accomplish in the 2013 postseason. While the first-round bye has provided the Pats some much needed rest, it’s time to get back on the field and crush some skulls at 4:30 on CBS. Belichick was quoted Wednesday stating; “You...
With a win today, Tom Brady passes Joe Montana for most playoff wins by a quarterback
Houston Texans at New England Patriots
How things can change after one game. The Ravens double over time win against Peyton Manning and the Broncos makes the winner of this game the top seed in the AFC. Either way the AFC championship should be a solid game, even though it will not have the...
Wes Welker was held to just three receptions and 52 yards on nine targets against the Texans earlier this season, in one of his least-productive games of the year.
Although the Pats easily won that game 42-14, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips wasn’t very impressed with No. 83.
“Ah, Welker’s not [A.J.] Green,” Phillips told ESPN.com. “He’s a good player, but...
Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs. The Houston Texans head back to Foxboro, MA for the second meeting versus the New England Patriots in 5 weeks after the initial 2012 meeting in week 14. What have the Texans learned, what new wrinkles will we see from Belichick, Brady and crew, and who will show up who may not have been so influential in the game’s outcome in December.