In the span of 4 days, less than 96 hours, the Houston Texans went from a 2-win bottom dweller to a 4-win team. Since the Dolphins own the Texans’ 2021 first and second round picks, we keep an eye on them.
Last Sunday, we were a lock to pick in the Top 3. Now we sit at 11th.
The Texans and Jags were in a tight race for worst team in their division, and now the Texans are suddenly three games ahead of them.
I wouldn’t mind, and I wouldn’t pout like sour grapes, if the Texans put together some outstanding effort and really gelled as a team. I’d acknowledge that and move on. But that is not the case. instead, last Sunday, the “mighty” Patriots went to Houston and laid an egg. They barely tried. New England was a shell of a team that beat us easily in Week One. I understand that their players aren’t as good as years past, but that doesn’t explain the lack of effort.
Then a few days later, Detroit graced our presence with a j.v. team of misfits like I haven’t seen in years, A disgusting showing by their “skills” players. Matthew Stafford threw a pick 6 right to JJ Watt. I’m still shaking my head and wondering how he didn’t see Watt. To top it off, the Lions ran a trick play later and Stafford was the receiver. A gorgeous pass right in his arms…and he dropped it. THAT is the type of opponent the Texans are beating lately, and it’s frustrating.
Picking 11th overall is nothing special, and we have the Pats and Lions to thank. 4 days ago we were sitting THIRD! 🙁
On a side note, I wanted to point something out about the special favors that some of the more popular teams get from the NFL. Baltimore had a few covid-positive tests, and the league moved their game back 5 days. Instead of playing Thursday, the NFL allowed the Ravens to get healthy by moving their game to Tuesday. When the Dolphins had a few positive tests, guess what? The league said to keep playing with your substitutes. Inconsistencies = unfairness.