Okay, so to switch things up from these MVP threads, does anyone remember what kind of defense HOU ran in the first game. From the little tidbits I remember from the last matchup and what I've seen from HOU:
1. Joseph will be covering Welker. Correct me if I'm wrong. If that's the case, I'll assume Kareem Jackson will be on Lloyd. This is where I see HOU may have a problem.
HOU will probably rush its 3 down lineman, and probably a 4th guy, lets say Barwin. With Gronkowski back, I really doubt that they'll leave Bradie James or Barrett Ruud 1 on 1 against him. You have to figure they'll send Manning down to help cover him. That leaves the other inside linebacker on the rb and Brooks Reed on Hern.
This would leave Quin in Cover 1.
Considering Wade Phillip's history, he'll probably blitz someone else often. I would guess Reed and have Quin go 1 on 1 with Hern.
Just looking at it that way...there is no way Phillips can call the D like that. Am I right? They've already shown they struggle in man coverage.
I'm honestly really interested to see how Wade calls this defense. I'm just going to assume the Pats do a better job on Watt this time because he was getting QB hits on Brady often. If Watt isn't getting pressure, this could be a long day for the Texans.
On another thing, does anybody remember what HOU did after the Pats went up 21-0? I just remember a long stretch where the offense could get nothing going outside of a deep bomb to Stallworth.