Posted: 12/11/2012 8:39:11 PM
Big impressive win by the Pats,
The one concern I had coming into the game was will the Texans match the Pats focus and intensity.
The Texans are sitting fat and sassy at 11-1, don't really need this game anywhere-near as much as the Pats who clearly would like a bye and the week off.
Looking back at history shows many times teams playing to clinch the no.1 seeds losing and then winning to gain the number 1 seed, this is nothing new.
Clearly from watching the game the Texans did not match the focus and intensity of the Pats.
The Pats did recieve a good deal of lucky breaks in the game that contributed to the lopsided score.
The 1st fumble which easily could have been recovered by the Texans, the fumble which bounced into the endzone and recovered for a TD by THE Pats
The bogus pass interference call against the Texans on a 3rd down which Gruden repeated said was uncatchable.
That was 3 scores that very well could not have happened on another day.
The Texans had dropped passes for 1st downs.
According to my meteric that looks at how much a team out-plays it's opponent on the field in the "key stat battles" which have a high correlation to winning football games and converts that to a margin of victory, the Pats should of won this game by 15.5 PTS only, not hardly the big blow-out game it appeared to be.
There was alot of luck in that 42-14 score, and I believe this luck will become evident in the weeks ahead as many here are now way, way, way over-reacting to this lopsided score.
When a team scores this far above their actual play they are fade material the follow week.
And by the way, this method has never produce a losing spread record over the entire season and is 22-13 ATS with fades this season.
Let the over-reactions begin...............................................................