Well, what do you know. Your Houston Texans is through to the Divisional game on Sunday. I admit that I have never foreseen any such thing at all this season. Sure, maybe getting into the playoff. But winning the AFC South, losing two quarterbacks and still held on, or the Texans actually getting past the first playoff game? I never thought we'd have it that way. But what past is past. Texans at Ravens is set for Sunday.
As many of you may have known, the Texans is projected to lose this game. ESPN, FoxSports, Sports Illustrated, whatever. Now, I know the Ravens is 8-0 at home and have Ray Rice running the ground. Flacco and the Ravens defense is solid as ever, well maybe not Flacco that much. However, we have a good tandem of RBs in our team as well. Andre Johnson is back, though I think putting so heavy an expectation on Andre is overstated right now.
I like our defense this year. The Ravens and Texans defenses should be a tense thing to watch. Someone will have to give, hopefully not our side.
Then we have TJ Yates. I know he is a rookie 3rd round draftee, but you never know. People thought he was going undrafted, but he's here. When Schaub and Leinart went down, the NFL community thought our season was over. TJ Yates, who the heck is he? Everybody, even devout Texans fans, thought he'll do badly. Who ever heard of a 3rd round pick being heroic before?
Well, people...he got us this far. He got us past the Bengals. He is going to lead us this Sunday. I have faith he will do well. All those predictors saying we'd lose...well, anything can happen in a football season. Winning without Andre? It happened. Still holding on to the division title without Schaub and Leinart? We still did it. Winning the first playoff game by 21 points? That also happened. Analysts said the Texans are screwed after those events happened. Well, we're still rolling.
Like I said, anything can happen. A rookie 3rd round QB can get us past the Ravens. He can, by all accounts, get us a Super Bowl ring. Is it extremely likely? Not really, but have faith. If this year have not told you much, start knowing that even a bad situation can be spun into a great one.
Good luck Texans, I hopes to see you playing for the AFC Championship !