Rapid Reaction: Houston Texans sleep against Seattle Seahawks; lose in OT


Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) reacts after throwing an interception during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Well that was a bit embarrassing wasn’t it? What is up with the Houston Texans being unable to put away teams in the second half in 2013?

After their best half of football this season in the first two quarters against the Seattle Seahawks, the Texans completely went to sleep in the second half and overtime for a 23-20 OT loss in Houston, Sunday.

The Texans were just minutes away from winning their third game of the season, but a ill-advised pass by quarterback Matt Schaub went for a Seahawks touchdown, with Richard Sherman tying the game at 20-20 late in overtime.

Then in OT, the Texans’ offense looked like they’d rather be anywhere but on the field playing some of their worst football and the defense was unable to hold off the final surge of the Seahawks. Don’t forget a 15-yard personal foul penalty in OT didn’t help matters much either for their second consecutive loss.

Now the Texans are 2-2 overall.

Again, I can’t fault the overall effort of the Texans’ defense (it was high quality), and in the first half the offense played well, but they just didn’t play well enough overall as a until in the second half, being held scoreless in the final two quarters and in overtime.

Schaub had a good first half, but he make inexcusable passes in the second half that a 10-year starting quarterback doesn’t or shouldn’t make. Just take the sack when under pressure, but I believe the offensive line has some fault to be taken as well.

Looking at the stat line Schaub was productive compared to a lot of quarterbacks: 31-of-49, 355 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Most teams would take that, but when those interceptions came, one resulting in the aforementioned six points it just can’t happen and teams won’t win like that.

The Texans gave this game away, gift-wrapped with a bow. Putting away teams is something that needs to be looked at with this group of players.

How bad do the Texans want to be champions? If they can’t put teams away, they can’t be mentioned in championship talk. Bottom line.

Check back later on the Toro Times for more on the loss.

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