So, the "Boys" failed to make the playoffs, and per the usual outtakes, Jerry Jones is manifesting a witch hunt to demonize those he feels most responsible for a lackluster 2012 campaign.

Yesterday, he fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, while he was sipping umbrella drinks on a beach in the Caicos Islands.  Nothing new here.  Personally, I would like to see the team operate without Jones in any capacity for just one season.

This Sunday, our hopes of keeping Texas football alive in the third week of January hinge on our other team playing downwind of U.S. Highway 59 South.

If you look closely at the Texans, the 12 win and 4 loss season was not that impressive when you consider Houston couldn't beat New England the first time around, and had losses to a semi-rookie Quarterback of Minnesota, and a "fresh from college" signal caller of Indianapolis; all playoff contenders, mind you.

Houston will need to rise above mediocrity to beat a squad that is consistently GOOD each year, but in the end, I'm thinking the Texans only keep this game closer than the 4 touchdown blowout they endured two weeks before Christmas last year, meaning defeat is likely.

The line favors the Pats by 9, and I'm no handicapper, but because it's "round two" in only three weeks, I do like our guys to cover the spread.  But, it's not enticing enough for me to hop a plane to Vegas.

By the way, our very own Gary Ivins is recovering from a serious bout with the flu, and we are anxiously awaiting his return on Q107.  The "Big Nasty" can be heard weekday afternoons between Noon and 2 p.m. on The Classic Rock Station.