Found December 22, 2011 on Fox Sports Houston:
In the aftermath of their surprising loss to the Panthers, the Texans offered the strongest indication on how far they've come defensively. There was disappointment over a performance that was more pedestrian than poor, talk of returning to form and maintaining standards previously set. Carolina amassed only 168 yards heading into the fourth quarter, but the Texans had been so dominant defensively during their seven-game winning streak that the late Cam Newton-led touchdown drive represented something unfamiliar and unacceptable. "There were a few plays in there that just got out on us," Texans inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans said. "It wasn't a terrible defensive effort, it was just a few plays where we weren't where we should be, we weren't correct on our assignments. And those few plays cost us. "You want a high standard, and that's what we have here now. We have a high standard defensively. Watch the way we practice and guys are catching ...
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