HOUSTON -- Andre Johnson was wrong, or at least he was hyperbolic, when he described the magnitude of Texans-Patriots on Monday.
"Biggest game in the history of this franchise," he said.
By any objective analysis, that's just not true. The Texans were in the playoffs last year, and this is not a playoff game. Relative to that, the stakes are low.
But it is significant that it was Johnson who said this, because Johnson is not prone to hyperbole. He is one of the most understated stars in professional sports. You're lucky to get inflection out of him, much less inflammation.
So it makes you wonder. If Johnson felt that way, then maybe in the realm of the subjective this is as big as it has ever gotten for the Texans, who have been around 11 years, 10 of them with Johnson as their star. The Texans (11-1) have a better record than the Patriots (9-3), and a lot of people think they're the better team. And yet these are the Patriots, monarchs of the AFC, led by Prince Brady. You ha...