When Bill O'Brien sat in his office, damp, a white towel wrapped around his neck and his chin crumpled while watching game film during training camp, this was the team he envisioned: an offensive line that controls the line of scrimmage, a pass rush that leaves offenses in tatters, a game plan that lets you win with Brian Hoyer but not because of him, tight ends that attack the middle of the field, and cornerbacks that play tight coverage and make plays on the ball.
It took until Week Twelve, but the Houston Texans finally played their type of game. It wasn't aesthetically pleasing. It wasn't the time of anyone's life. But it was ruthless and efficient. Houston is 3-0 in the toughest part of their schedule and is currently in the second tier below Denver, New England, and Cincinnati in the AFC. But this is based off the entire season, and like the old adage, how you play in December is the only thing that matters, the Texans are setting themselves up for a memorable one.