There have been nice road wins before. Miami in '03, Tennessee, Chicago and Jacksonville in '04 come to mind. But there's never been a feeling like this. How many times have we seen the Texans fall behind 14-0 on the road and storm back the way they did against Carolina? None.
This is clearly a new era. There is a nastiness in the defense and a 'can-do' spirit in the offense that we have never experienced with the Texans. In the booth, we were not discouraged, but there was a dash of doubt after the first 10 minutes of the game. But Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson and friends brought the team back within a score so fast you didn't have time to wallow in it. The team is confident. Perhaps it is time we all joined them in their resolve.
The fact that Week 3 presents a matchup of the Texans and Colts for sole possession of first place in the AFC South is about as good as we could have asked for. Indianapolis gutted out a win at Tennessee to remain unbeaten Sunday.
The organization is starting to really hit on its roster moves. Cedric Killings was resigned this week and he was a factor. Will Demps played. Michael Boulware even had his first big hit on special teams. To see Mario Williams get two sacks against Kansas City and Amobi Okoye get his first two against the Panthers was sheer bliss. But the best part was Schaub carving up a pretty good defense. The early reviews of the trade with Atlanta are four stars across the board.
It wasn't all perfect against Carolina. There are still some occasional leaks in the secondary. Andre Johnson had to leave the game with a banged up knee. But you get the feeling that if the most important characters stay healthy, the script will be even better.
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