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Memo To McClain: Texans Not Unlucky

John McClain wrote a column yesterday that essentially admitted the Texans had the worst defense in the NFL. Or at least they did until the Redskins were steamrolled by Michael Vick, which hyper-inflated their yards allowed per game to be higher than the Texans. Because we all know that yards allowed per game is the best way to judge an NFL defense. 

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But this is not the article for that. Instead, lets talk about this paragraph:

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Despite all that, subtract two bad bounces at the end of the last two defeats and the Texans could be 6-3 and tied for first place in the division going into the Jets game. Imagine the national attention this game would have gotten if that were true.

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Okay John, well, how about if we subtract the bad bounces the Redskins had go against them when they were playing the Texans. Like say, the one where Gary Kubiak was able to ice their kicker successfully on a made field goal. Or perhaps since we are actually altering things on the field, we can talk about taking away Austin Collie's fumble in the first Colts game that was the turning point of the entire contest. 

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Football games can turn on a dime, and any team in the league can talk about how unlucky they are if you give them a chance. 

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Would you like to guess what all the national attention would be about if the Texans had won those last two games? Let me give you a hint. "How is this team with such a preposterously terrible defense doing so well?" is the question that gets asked. In fact, that's a fair question even now. 

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