Bill Cowher said last week that he thought the Texans were the most complete team in the NFL, and no one on the pregame show argued. At first, I was like "Calm down, Coach." But then I started thinking about it, and it's not that far out of line.
Name another team that is top 10 in both offense and defense. The Steelers, right? Give me the Texans running and passing combo over the pass-first gamble on every play that the Steelers run. Who has a better defense? Most will argue the Ravens, but again I will take this defense and offense over a formidable defense and placing my playoff hopes on Joe Flacco.
It's up in the air, and a lot of it can be watered down by looking at stats only. But the Texans pass rush, offensive line, running back tandem and a soon to be reunited Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels receiving duo, is tough to top. And remember, Mario Williams isn't even playing.
Then we move to the one that could be argued and that is coaching. Gary Kubiak is always going to draw the dagger from my eyes, but even I will admit that he seems to have really arrived this season. He's not making knucklehead calls, and he is even winning some challenges. By now we all know what Wade Phillips has done for this defense, and his staff on the defensive side of the ball is superb thus far.
So you can argue for other coaching staffs and that's understandable. But I'm still sticking with this team as the most complete and well-rounded football team in the NFL.
Food for thought: Their average margin of victory during this winning streak is 23 points.