It isn’t a real Patriots win without some controversy, and that is exactly what Texans defensive end Antonio Smith provided us with, in his post game remarks.
According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Smith said it was “very suspicious” that the Pats were ready for some new defensive calls Houston had prepared for this matchup. He also mentioned that it “could have been film study, but very suspicious.” Smith continued, saying “Second half, we just went on and decided to line it up. They kinda went away from it.”
I don’t think that we have another ‘spygate’ situation developing with these comments. I think it is far more likely that Smith is just a little frustrated with his team losing for the 10th straight time. It is also easy to accuse New England of things like this, because of the history that the franchise has had with the whole “cheating” concept.
The Pats racked up 453 yards of offense today, 365 through the air, and 88 on the ground. New England averaged gaining 8.9 yards per pass attempt, and they allowed Smith’s defense to sack Brady only once. Houston obviously didn’t do a very good job of stopping Tom Brady’s bunch, making Smith’s comments a little comical.