Jadeveon Clowney Is the Texans’ Only Hope to Upset the New England Patriots

January 10, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney didn’t show his true form for just the first time against the Oakland Raiders during the Houston Texans' Wild Card Weekend win. No, that strutting in the spotlight had been brewing for a while now throughout his comeback season.
What he did do for the first time is fuel something that felt absent for the Texans because of their quarterback quandary. He gave them hope, even against seemingly insurmountable odds as they pack up and head for New England to take on the Patriots. The Patriots have lost only four regular-season home games over the past three years, and they’re 15-3 in the playoffs at Gillette Stadium during the Bill Belichick era.
Clinging to hope and building momentum must feel right for the Texans while facing long odds in the divisional round. That feeling will always percolate throughout a locker room after one defender took over a game like Clowney did against the Raiders, highlighted by the interception he ...

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