Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub signals his offensive line against the Indianapolis Colts during the third quarter of their NFL football game in Indianapolis November 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Brent Smith)
The Houston Texans haven’t been given much hope, not by the odds makers, not by the media and probably not even by their own fans.
If they have a glimmer of hope on Sunday when they take on Tom Brady and company they will require a major step up from quarterback Matt Schaub and another step forward from their great running back Arian Foster.
They also, of course, require a Herculean effort on the defensive side of the ball as the last thing the Texans want is to get into another track meet with the Patriots.
That didn’t work back on Dec. 10 when New England flattened them 42-14.