Here’s some of what we’ve learned since Sunday, in no particular order: Linebacker Pat Angerer was a healthy scratch for the Texans game. If you throw a bad pass anywhere near Darius Butler, he’s going to get a hand on it. Griff Whalen can return punts (he had a 51-yard return against Houston). And Robert Mathis, with 16.5 sacks on the season at nearly 33, is still a game-changer who can ignite the rest of the defense.
Mathis brought down Case Keenum in the endzone for his 108th career sack (and a safety), passing Dwight Freeney for most in franchise history, and it was a strip sack, which extended his NFL record to 42 sack/forced fumbles.
The defense held Houston’s struggling offense in check all afternoon and never let them close the gap after their lone first quarter field goal. A significant part of that was the play of the defensive backs, particularly Vontae Davis, who kept Texans WR Andre Johnson out of the endzone, and Darius Butler, who picked Keenum off twice and nearly came up with a third.no comments
With the AFC South title already clinched, the Colts still had plenty to play for. A first round bye in the playoffs or a better spot in the AFC was still possible, although they needed some help from those facing the Bengals and the Patriots.
After their previous stinkers over the past month, the Colts felt the need to light a match. After taking it one day at a time and throwing out the records, they did just that Sunday against the Texans. A few body blows later, and the Colts had imposed their will and set fire on the dumpster that is the Houston Texans with a 25-3 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium. The win ran the Colts record vs. the Texans in Indianapolis to a reasonable 1,959,072 - 0 (approximately).
Hello, friends, and welcome to Augusta National for this 193rd Annual Masters Tournament, I'm your host, Greg Cowan. Let's start off with the important stuff: a win is a win and no win is bad so a win over the hapless Texans, by all definitions was good, so if a win is good then there is no bad, so let's not spend too much time being negative about it, okay?no comments