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Post Game Re-Cap: Texans 23, Jaguars 17; Houston Falls Short of Playoffs

Your Houston Texans squeak out a win, but the Browns didn't do their job to get us into the post-season. Talk about it on Battle Red Blog.

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Seeing as this is the last game of our 2014 season, let's firstly focus on the positives.

Andre Johnson finishes off the season with his best game of 2014, hauling in 10 receptions for 134 yards and a TD.  All those steps Andre's lost this year?  They were back today as he easily separated from the hapless Glitter Kittie defensive backs.  His touchdown gave me the chills.

There aren't enough superlatives for J.J. Watt.  First of all, this "National Football League" clearly isn't competitive enough for a man of Watt's skills.  Watt collected three (3) sacks, one of which resulted in a safety, to give him 20.5 sacks for the season.  Watt is the first player in NFL history to eclipse 20 sacks in two different seasons, a feat he also accomplished in 2012.

Let's look at the ways in which J.J. Watt scored points for your Houston Texans this year:

  • Three touchdown receptions
  • Fumble recovered and returned for a touchdown
  • Interception returned for a touchdown
  • Safety

A defensive end created 32 points in a truly remarkable season.  Have no doubt how I stand on the matter: J.J. Watt is your 2014 NFL MVP.  He is the best player in the league, and I think he was the most valuable this year.

Oh, and the Texans just happened to beat the Glitter Kitties today, 23-17.

Now, for the bad news: eff the Browns and eff the Ravens.  Yes, it's unfair for me to curse the Browns anymore than they already are, but we needed them to beat the Ravens so we could get into the playoffs.  The Baltimore Ravens continue to be the bane of the Texans' existence, and their QB, "Elite as Kitten," managed to not embarrass himself all game today.

The Texans end the season with a 9-7 record going through four different QBs in the process.  Arian Foster is still elite, if not injury prone.  'Dre is still a top tier WR, all whining aside.  DeAndre Hopkins is moving into elite territory.  J.J. Watt is the best player in the NFL today.

Let the draft talk begin in earnest.

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