March 22, 2018

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Oakland Edition

The Texans blew another halftime lead this week in losing to the Oakland Raiders 28-23. They have now lost eight games in a row after starting the season 2-0. This season is officially a lost cause.


The Good:

Keshawn Martin may have had his best game as a Texan. He returned a punt for a touchdown and also contributed in the receiving game. Randy Bullock also had a good game, making all three of his field goals, including one from over fifty yards out.


The Bad:

The defense didn’t play very well. They let a rookie undrafted free agent quarterback, Matt McGloin, throw for three touchdowns and zero interceptions against them. They also did not force a turnover the entire game and add D.J. Swearinger failing to build on his good game from last week. He was absolutely “trucked” on Rashad Jennings’ 80 yard touchdown run which he could have made the tackle about 15 yards down field.


The Ugly:

Case Keenum was ineffective and benched for Matt Schaub. This led to boos from the crowd which forced the Texans to use a silent snap count. Schaub was not very effective either, completing less than 50% of his passes. The game ended with a Schaub incompletion intended for Andre Johnson. After the play, the two exchanged words and Johnson walked off the field before the clock hit zero. That is just the kind of year it is for the Texans.

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