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Falling Back to Earth, A Bright Future Remains…

Many Texans fans had high hopes for the Texans as they woke up on Sunday morning, riding high from the momentum of the first ever postseason win in as many appearances. How fitting it was to face the Ravens in our second postseason match up, the same Ravens that beat us in a heartbreaking loss at home in a Monday Night Football classic, the same Ravens that defeated us in the previous meeting in the regular season; many Texans fans saw it as a chance for revenge, and revenge is what they wanted.

Filled with excitement and exhilaration, the Texans went into Baltimore looking for their first AFC Championship appearance, a team that could essentially win almost any game set in front of them. Only defeated by themselves. making mistakes in late, critical game clutch situations. As was the case in the game with Baltimore; miscues, and errors simply became the downfall of the Texans. Read more…

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Another Rematch…

Fresh off a stellar win against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Texans will advance to the AFC Divisional round to face the Baltimore Ravens, a team whom they played during the regular season, but was blown out by. Despite that loss, this Texans team is far different from the Texans of Week 6 of the NFL Regular Season, a team that Baltimore had beat without their star, clutch wide receiver Andre Johnson.

A deflated Texans team went into the Baltimore with Matt Schaub who was still healthy, as this game was prior to his injury from the game against Tampa Bay, a sluggish offense who only managed to put up 14 points and accumulate 293 total yards of offense. A struggling Arian Foster was just beginning to work out the kinks still in his return to the team after returning to action in Week 4, in his return he ran for 155 yards against the Steelers’ stingy defense, but struggled against the Raiders, only getting 68 yards rushing, and only ran for 48 against the Revans. Foster is at full capacity and with Ben Tate behind him to relieve him of the primary pressures, he can expose the Ravens weaknesses and play better than his less than stellar performance against the Ravens in their previous match up. Read more…

Always Remeber Your First…

The Texans’ 2011 regular season campaign was certainly extraordinary, to say the least, punching their ticket to the franchise’s first ever postseason bid. Never a slacking on a play, never a nap game, and never giving up, playing whistle to whistle, smash-mouth football; providing their hometown fans with something they had not seeing in a long while, great, entertaining football.

Not to knock the Texans’ previous seasons in recent years, but the Texans of this year brings tears of joy and memories of yesteryear, as they’d shout “Luv ya, Blue” in the Astrodome, and their hearts out when the theme song came on. And who better to accompany the Texans to the playoffs than the son of the most beloved Houstonian, former Oilers’ head coach Bum Philips, and arguably one of the best defensive minds in the game, Wade Philips. Read more…

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