Date: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT
TV Channel: KSAT (ABC) in San Antonio; KVUE (ABC) in Austin
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Live Stream: NFL.com Preseason Live
Let’s all hope the second round of the preseason is much better for the Houston Texans than it was in their 32-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason debut of the ’14 team, because they looked awful in all aspects of the game.
In week two of the preseason the Texans will host the Atlanta Falcons.
Except for a couple plays by J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney (that is a fun duo to write) the first preseason game was pretty forgettable, except for how badly the Texans played.
For the offense, all of us will get to see if the Ryan Fitzpatrick project at QB for the Texans will improve, because I don’t think it can get any worse. In one half against the Cardinals, Fitzpatrick was 6-of-14 for 55 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. Case Keenum followed at 3-for-5 for 29 yards.
The leading rusher in the first preseason game for the Texans was Jonathan Grimes with 10 carries for 39 yards.
It is still uncertain if Arian Foster will be able to play in this game, as he’s the No. 1 running back on the roster with a undisclosed injury. The same goes for starting wide receiver Andre Johnson as he has a hamstring issue.
One thing I would like to see in this game besides points by the Texans’ offense, is DeAndre Hopkins make more plays than he did in the first week of the preseason. Though to do that he’s going to have to have much better play from the Texans’ QBs.
In their first preseason game, the Falcons defeated the Miami Dolphins, 16-10. One player to watch in this preseason game is former Texans QB T.J. Yates who was the starting QB in the first Texans’ playoff win in 2011. Currently he is a Falcons’ backup, but we’ll see him in action against his former team.
Yates’ Falcons’ debut saw him go 7-of-16 for 127 yards and no touchdowns.