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    The teams trade 3 and out punts, then the Raiders gets a big return and start at the Texans 38. Oakland finally gets some offense. 5 play drive, four are Murray runs. Murray caps it off with a 2 yard TD run. 10-7, Texans. 1:01 left in the first. We have a game again.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    The Texans three and out, the Raiders four and out (aided by a Crabtree drop). The Texans take over at the 5. They look better and have a 9 play drive. But, while the offense looked good, it stalls. Novak comes in for a 38 yard FG and slides it inside the right upright. 13-7 Texans. 8:43 left in the half.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    The Raiders muff the kickoff in the endzone. It spills into the field, and they pick it up and return it to the 27. They then three and out.

    Quentin Demps of the Texans is questionable to return with a hamstring injury.

    The Texans take over at the 21. The drive in insteresing. It starts with a 1 yard run, then a missed call for holding on the db covering Hopkins. On the next play, they get a makeup holding call and get the first. Following the call, they run 6 plays. Brock had a nice run on the first post penalty 3rd down to pick up a first. The drive ends in a punt. The first punt would have given the Raiders the ball at the 11. However, there were offsetting calls and the play was done over.

    On the second punt, the Raiders get a touchback and start at the 20. They three and out.

    The Texans start at the 40. They have a 12 yard pass before the warning. Brock goes deep to the 4 on the next play. The play was reviewed by the replay official and it was confirmed. Miller goes up the middle for 1 then Brock finds Hopkins on a slant for a TD. 20-7. Texans. 1:20 left in the half.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Rodney Hudson, the Raiders center, us hurt with :50 left in the half.

    The story of the first half is the lack of defense by the Raiders. Brock's done a good job of shredding them. If Oakland can't get better play from the defense, this is over.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    The Raiders get the ball to start the half.

    Hudson is getting X-rays on his ankle. The Raiders start at the 25. They start with a stuffed run and then get bailed out by illegal contact on second down. After the penalty, they miss a deep pass, get called for a false start, Cook gets sacked by Mercilus, check down a pass and punt.

    The Texans start at the 20. Three and out.

    The Raiders start at the Texans 49. Three and out. They had a 3rd and 3, and even down 13 and 0 for 8 on 3rd down, they decide to take a shot, and they can't protect long enough. Mercilus gets a sack. Get the first down! Give your offense confidence.

    The Texans start at the 11. Three and out.

    The Raiders start at the 38. Great special teams play by the Texans. Hudson is back at center. That's good news. Three and out.

    In bad news, Malcolm Smith, the Raiders linebacker, is out with a hamstring injury and is questionable.

    The Texans start at the 22. The drive starts with a holding call on the Raiders. After the call, the Texans have a 6 play drive that ends in a punt.

    The Raiders start at the 11. They three and out. Oakland does not three and out! They have a 5 play drive but net a total gain of -2 yards on the drive. They end up punting from the 9.

    The Texans return the punt for a TD. However, Mercilus is called for running into the kicker. That takes the TD off the board as the Raiders get 5 yards and a new punt.

    The Texans muff the punt, but it's caught by one of the punt team members on a hop. They start at the 47. They run two plays to end the quarter. However, the second play has a flag thrown on it, and ABC goes to commercial rather than let us know the call. Really, it's the playoffs, and you're still making basic broadcast mistakes.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    When we come back, they don't talk about the call at all, they chatter about Clemson Alabama.

    As for the Texans, they put together a 6 play drive. On the 6th play, Oakland is called for DPI in the endzone. I think it should have been OPI on Hopkins. Still, Houston gets 1st and goal and puts in the dagger.

    27-7. This one is over.

    Gratz to the Texans for advancing. Sorry, Oakland, QB injuries killed ya.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    I want to hit Chucky. He has said about 1000 times that Houston is "the #1 defense." Yes, techincally, by yards, they are. But, as anyone with a brain knows, yards given up does not equal wins, which is why the Texans are 9-7 and barely made the playoffs. What matters is points.

    Where are they in points?

    11th.

    Are there playoff teams over better than 11th in scoring defense.

    Why yes, there are!

    Who, you ask, are they?

    Well, let's see. The Steelers are 10th in scoring defenses. The Cowboys are 5th. Seattle is 3rd. The Giants are 2nd.

    And wait.

    Who is that in first.

    Is it the New England Patriots?

    Why, yes, yes it is!

    The Steelers need to kick the snot out of Miami. Let's see how the #1 yardage defense (and the worst playoff offensive team since 1932!) fares against TB12 and the #1 scoring defense.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    OMG Lions! Run the ball on 4th and 1. Don't do a sloooowwww rollout, then pass to someone three yards behind the LOS!

    Lions are playing well, but the short yardage playcalling is like someone is tossing darts at a board will every they have and going 'Yes, that one is the one we'll run.'
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    I haven't seen a Lions game since they last played the Bills. Is that lack of cojones on fourth down a regular thing? It has been in Buffalo for a while now. Hailey and Phillips are the last two I can recall with a little bit of courage in those situations.
    Go, Flaming Thumbtacks!

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    8 minutes gone in the first and the game might be over.

    Steelers are shredding the Miami defense.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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