In this week’s Top Plays of the Game we get to see a few videos of some of my favorite plays from this match-up between the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints. While the Texans did not come away with the W, they proved (to me at least) that they can hold their own against some of the best teams in the league. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
In this first video we get to see the great play-making ability of DE Antonio Smith. Smith blasts through the left side of the Saints offensive line, comes off a missed block, and tears Saints QB Drew Brees a new one. He then assumes his role as the “Ninja Assassin”.
As I posted yesterday, this is one of my favorite plays of all time for the Texans. To watch the ball bounce off of three different players before being magically plucked out of the air by Kevin Walter was amazing to watch. For Walter then to take that deflected ball and turn what should have been an interception into a touchdown…priceless!
Texans FB James Casey shows why Vonta Leach will not be so missed after all. Game planning for a fullback that can run is one thing, planning for one that can get down field and go all Superman on you, that is another thing all together. This play was absolutely amazing and will be sure to be on my Texans top plays of all time right now.
These videos, in all of their splendor, only cover about half of the top plays from this week’s game. Not included are the interceptions by CB Johnathan Joseph and FS Danieal Manning. Before this game Brees had not been intercepted at all. The Texans pass defense looked better but obviously still has some room for improvement.
My last play of the game is J.J. Watt’s sack on Drew Brees. Watt is quickly becoming one of the most feared rookie defensive-ends in the league. His high motor and tenacity means that he is in the face of the QB more often than not.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this week’s top plays of the week. Join me next Tuesday for the top plays of the game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.