Why a Wild-Card Win Could Be Long-Term Loss for Houston Texans

January 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ugly wins are still better than pretty losses, but the Houston Texans’ wild-card victory over the Cincinnati Bengals may be a long-term setback for the franchise. The Texans don’t have enough offensive weapons to get to the Super Bowl. They have not had the weapons to do so and the regime that presides over the operation appears to be safe.
Maybe not artful but that was a pressure win for the Texans. It would have been a rough(er) off-season if they had lost this one.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 6, 2013  
Ownership and coaching staffs can overreact (by not reacting) to favorable single-game outcomes as well as taking possibly undue action because of disappointing ones. The Chicago Bears did so by firing Lovie Smith because he didn’t make the playoffs—despite the fact that his Bears did what they had to do in Week 17 by beating the Detroit Lions.
Chicago missed out on the postseason because of tiebreakers.
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