Greetings Texans Fans!
For those of you that stayed up for the entire game, what an end to the first week of NFL football!
That was a Hollywood-like ending, fortunately it was one where the “good guys” won. The first half, no one would be blamed going to bed early in this game, down 14 points and the defense looking amateur hour in getting burned, we’re talking about you Mr. Brice McCain. Mental lapses with at least two first downs reversed by holding calls against Mr. LeStar Jean.
It was to say the least, quite painful.
Most teams would have folded, but Houston isn’t most teams.
A magical run that included the defense stopping the San Diego Chargers from gaining even a single first down the last five drives capped by the miracle leap of Brian Cushing to snag a ball from the air and run it in for a “Pick 6.”
Oh, some guy by the name of “SWATT,” got a batted pass in there, which was a thing of beauty. But the most amazing play was the one that really didn’t mean too much, and lead to a new series and a three and out. I’m talking about Shilo Keo getting the call to fake a punt. Houston? Faked a punt??
More of that aggressiveness please.
Back to the first 15 seconds of the game, Matt Schaub had a pass tipped for an interception. One cannot really blame him, it was a great defensive play, Period.
Things of concern was the over reliance of Schaub on Andre Johnson. Were the Chargers that effective or was it Schaub falling back on bad habits? One can hope that moving forward more balls find their way into the hands of our other receivers. Otherwise, he performed admirably finishing with 346 yards on 34-45 passing.
Overall, it was an agonizingly amazing win that felt like two games were played.
The first half San Diego lit up Houston exposing all the flaws and put Houston into a hole few considered possible to recover from. The second half … I personally attribute to J.J. Watt brooding in front of the defense, walking back and forth giving the Chargers the evil eye. Did he intimidate them with just his stare? The argument could be made he did because after that San Diego didn’t manage much of anything.
Owen Daniels was amazing in the end zone, hauling in a couple of touchdowns, and the running backs did a nice one-two punch chewing up yards. Ben Tate had better yardage but was the victim of previously mentioned holding penalties costing him twenty or so yards gained.
A win is a win, a comeback win helps the stock of many an antacid company but for all the emotional high it means the Texans have some work to do before hosting the artist formerly known as the Houston Oilers … now the Tennessee Titans.
Few games get me more fired up then watching Bud Adams’ team lose to the Texans. Here’s hoping the first half of tonight’s game was just the team being out of synch and not signs of problems to come.
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