I get nervous whenever anyone says a team has no chance. Not only on the Boston stations, but nationally, Houston is given no chance. Aieeee!
Ben points out that Arian Foster has dropped from 4.9 to 4.4 to 4.1 yards per carry, and I add that he has 370 carries this season, plus another 40 tackles from receptions. It adds up. That is a big negative for Houston.
But the Patriots caught some enormous breaks in their last meeting with the Texans. Schaub was not as bad, nor Brady as good, as the current mythology makes it. Turnovers or dropped passes are not impossible for New England. They are uneven, ranging from Pretty Good to Insanely Good. If the former shows up, Houston can beat them.
Somebody wins 27-24. I keep going back and forth on who.