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Week 9 G.O.A.T.s: Talking Texan Badgers And The Other Front-Seven Guys

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After Houston's 21-9 victory over the Buffalo Bills, we're having fun, praising the University of Wisconsin football program, and celebrating the active front-seven.

J.J. Watt Is Coming For Your Quarterback. Be very afraid.
J.J. Watt Is Coming For Your Quarterback. Be very afraid.
Bob Levey

Your Houston Texans covered a double-digit spread and moved to an AFC-best 7-1. How fun is it to read that sentence? Your Houston Texans are all-around dominating. This is what a bunch of us have been longing for. Now, there is a week of build-up to a match-up between two 7-1 teams with bruising defenses. Relevancy is fun, folks. Do not forget that and keep it nice and relaxed as we move further into November.

Keeping the fun in mind, I have a very positive Get On/Get Off below. That is what 7-1 will do to a blogger.

Get On The Wisconsin Badger Bandwagon
The Houston Texans might not have won yesterday if it were not for the fine football program in Madison, Wisconsin.

Defensive end, and king of Houston, J.J. Watt had two tackles for a loss, five quarterback hits, and his 10.5 sacks make him the 11th man in NFL history with 10-plus sacks and 10-plus passes defensed with another eight regular season games left. Tight end Owen Daniels had four receptions for 62 yards and his fifth touchdown, tying a career-high. Tight end Garrett Graham had two receptions, including the first touchdown of his NFL career.

That is a lot of contributions from three guys from the same college program - a very fine program, I might add, that is doing a fantastic job of developing NFL talent over the past decade. Join Bucky's 5th Quarter, thank them for our Badgers, and ask about any potential draftees in 2013. As for myself, I will thank them and then taunt about my alma mater's recent weekend sweep over their hockey program. It is all in good fun, Badger fans.

Get Off "The Other Guys"
We all wondered where Whitney Mercilus, Connor Barwin, and everyone else not named J.J. Watt has been at times. Yesterday, they all had moments out of his mighty Wisconsin shadow.

Shaun Cody had a tipped pass, Jared Crick had a tipped pass, Earl Mitchell had an all-around solid effort, Whitney Mercilus had a sack, a quarterback hit, and a forced fumble, Connor Barwin had a sack, a TFL, and four quarterback hits, Brooks Reed had a few pressures, and Tim Dobbins and Bradie James each had a tackle for a loss. Those other front seven guys showed up and showed up big, as we have been clamoring for.

It is that kind of all-around effort from the front seven that is going to limit teams to nine points, lead to more victories, and quiet down critical fans. You really have to tip your hat to the job being done by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, defensive line coach Bill Kollar, and linebackers coach Reggie Herring.

Who are you getting on or getting off, BRBers?

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