Joseph and the Texans were outscored by the Patriots 83-42 in two games this season, most recently by a score of 41-28 in the divisional round of the playoffs last Sunday. Still, Joseph believes Houston is, in fact, a better team than what it showed.
“Obviously, we had the right guys in here to win 13 ball games to get up to that point,” Joseph said Monday. “For whatever reason, we didn't advance. ... I think we just didn't make the plays at the right time.”
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"The right time", apparently, was the span of 120 minutes the two teams played. In the two matchups, New England quarterback Tom Brady was unstoppable, throwing for 640 yards and seven touchdowns. So is the gap between the Texans and Patriots really that wide?
“Not at all,” Joseph said. “Just four or five plays. You take a few of those plays that they made and go the other way, it's a different ball game.”
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