The two best 4-0 teams in the National Football League are the Houston Texans and the Atlanta Falcons. After a quarter season of dominant play, both teams have what seems to be a cakewalk for a schedule for their final 12-game stretch with the rest of the NFC and AFC South playing at a pretty poor level. That all being said, it would not be too much of a surprise seeing these two teams with their respective No. 1 seeds come playoff time.
The prospective match-up would give both teams a shot at their first ever title (Atlanta’s first shot since their 1998 loss to Elway’s Broncos and Houston’s first shot in their ten-year history). So which undefeated team would come out on top in this imaginary Super Bowl? Let’s take a look.
Through the first four games, quarterback Matt Schaub has almost a thousand passing yards and seven touchdowns for one of the most complete offenses in the league. When you factor in the fact that their defense scored two touchdowns of their own this past Sunday, it’s no wonder that three out of their four games so far have been blowouts. And just speaking of that defense, the Texans have allowed the second least amount of passing yards this season of any team.
They can throw, they can run, they can catch, and they can win football games. It was scary against the Panthers this weekend, but Matt Ryan was able to lead the Falcons and their aerial attack to another W. Behind him, as well behind solid performances from Roddy White and Michael Turner, this offense could be the most prolific in the league right now.
Right off the bat, it may seem like a match-up of staunch defense versus flashy offense. Unfortunately for the Falcons, Houston has been scoring pretty darn easily, and Atlanta has been giving up a lot of yards. If they can somehow stop Arian Foster, then Matt Schaub will find a way to pick them apart. If they can shut down the passing game, then you better believe the Texans will run it down their throat. If this Super Bowl match-up was played tomorrow, we would be entertained with a back and forth game for two quarters followed by a second half field day for Houston. Texans 34-14