Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Week 5: Still Perfect: Houston Texans vs. NY Jets

The Houston Texans 23-17 win over the NY Jets on Monday night held a couple of firsts for the Texans. It was the first time that they had beat the Jets in the teams history and the first time that the team is 5-0. Although it looked like the Jets were going to pull off an upset after being killed last week (34-0 against the 49'ers) Texans QB, Matt Schaub, and running back, Arian Foster, pulled off the win to continue their 9 game winning streak, the longest in the NFL.

- After the humiliating loss against the 49'ers last week many Jets fans have been calling screaming for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback. Tebow didn't start last night, but he did have a run for a first down on a fake punt that seemed to get the usually obnoxious vocal Jets fans excited. The jury is still out on whether Mark Sanchez should be replaced at quarterback, but he is not making a great case for himself. "Impress Him" Fact: Mark Sanchez currently has the lowest completion percentage in the NFL at 48.4%. And last night when the Jets had a chance to win, Sanchez was intercepted by Kareem Jackson. The fact is that the Jets are a mess right now, they are not committed to their quarterback, they are missing key parts of their offense and defense due to injury and they are seriously thinking about handing over control to this guy. That's rough.
This can't seriously be the Jets' last hope. Can it? (Photo Source: Obsessedwithsports.com)
- For their part, the Texans refused to go away. Matt Schaub was 14 of 28 for 209 yards and a touchdown; and Arian Foster carried the ball 29 times for 152 yards and a touchdown that seriously looked so easy I felt like I could have done it. The one black mark on the night for the Texans was a knee injury to star linebacker, Brian Cushing. The Texans are holding their breath that it is not a torn ACL. "Impress Him" Fact: On Monday night Arian Foster rang up his 5000th rushing yard from scrimmage in his 40th NFL game. Only 2 other players have reached the same milestone in fewer games.
On second thought, the Jets may be damned if they do, damned if they don't. (Photo Source: gq.com
I have to dedicate this post to one of my husband's best friends and his wife. Not only because they are huge Texans fans but also because they both know more about football and sports in general than anyone I know but still read this little blog and say nice things. I love it when people say nice things. Here's to you Mr. and Mrs. May, and congrats on the Texans (so far) perfect season!

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