March 22, 2018

The Good, The Bad, and The Exposed: Colts Edition 2

It seems nothing has been going right for the Houston Texans, and to make matters worse the playoffs start on Saturday. The Texans have had ample opportunities to right the ship, but due to lack of focus, discipline, and bad execution the Texans have been their own worst enemy. Gary Kubiak has his hands full going into the postseason, and the Bengals who are hot are coming back to Reliant for revenge of last year’s defeat at the hands of the Texans.


FINAL SCORE: Texans 16 Colts 28










Texans Total Yards: 352

Colts Total Yards: 265


Texans Passing Yards: 250

Colts Passing Yards: 184


Texans Rushing Yards: 102

Colts Rushing Yards: 81


Texans TOP: 28:51

Colts TOP: 31:09







Andre Johnson has been the lone bright star on the team. He has turned it up a notch getting ready for the playoffs, but it’s becoming apparent that he needs help especially as he gets closer to the end of his career. By no means am I saying he’s over the hill, but to maximize this offense it would help for Johnson to have an equal or at least a suitable number two receiver.



There was nothing special about the Texans special teams unit other than they need to be riding the short bus. How can an entire unit leave a lane the size of Katy freeway in the middle of the field to usher the returner to a touchdown untouched. There is no way that special teams coordinator Joe Marciano can keep his job after this year due to the subpar performance of his group.



Once again Matt Schaub was unable to lead his team to a victory. Greg Cosell and Michael Lombardi mentioned that the way to beat the Texans is by making Schaub a pocket passer. The reason they say that is because he hasn’t proven consistently he can do it. Maybe this is why we bang our heads against the wall when Kubiak continues to rush the ball when it clearly isn’t effective. So many times I have seen Schaub throw the ball off of his back foot taking the velocity and accuracy off of his passes. When he doesn’t step into his throws its always a ball that his receivers have to pick off the ground or come back to catch. One thing about this loss was there were huge implications on this game in terms of their playoff seating. The Texans no longer have the number one seat in the playoffs and will have to go through both New England and Denver to get to the Super Bowl. Schaub threw two crucial interceptions in the game against the Indianapolis Colts. The thing that stings is that the Colts didn’t put up an insurmountable deficit to knock the Texans out; the Texans did all the damage to themselves. They didn’t convert in the red zone, underthrew receivers, blew coverage downfield, and getting penalized time after time. I have no confidence in the Texans currently; I don’t even believe they can beat the Bengals. If the Texans are to beat the Bengals they will have to miraculously return to the form they had at the beginning of the season. Will they?

*Injury Note: Darryl Sharpton had a hip injury, and Tim Dobbins had left the game with an undisclosed injury.

See more analysis and highlights of the game here.

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