The Houston Texans loss to the Saints showed us a lot. For one, it showed to us that the Texans can still clinch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Texans HAD this game and they let it slip out of their hands. When the pressure mounted, our defense collapsed.
BUT, what else did we learn from this game? We learned that the Texans defense is (slowly) improving. Now many naysayers were saying that the Texans only displayed a good defense because they played a Colts team led by Kerry Collins and Chad Henne, but this was a real test. No one would say that the Saints and Drew Brees are push overs, and we legitimately held them down for the first half…it was the second half that was the problem.
The Texans need to learn how to finish. They need to stop trying to win from behind every time. At the same time, lets give the Texans some credit. They played PHENOMENALLY, not just at any away game, but in New Orleans, one of the harder places to play away in. Now, the Texans may have lost, but its not like they lost to Jacksonville or some other second-tier team.
The real test will come when the Texans play Pittsburgh in Houston next week, until then, I am reserving judgment on this years team.