Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) speaks with nose tackle Earl Mitchell (92) and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
With seven consecutive losses, a new franchise losing-streak mark for the Houston Texans, the question that remains is, now what?
Besides using the final seven games as a way to evaluate second-year quarterback Case Keenum and company, what else can the Houston Texans do to salvage any part of this season?
The playoffs are out of the question. Yes, mathematically they still have a chance, but you’ve seen this team play this season, a seven-game winning streak to close the regular season isn’t happening, especially without any semblance of a running game.
Anyway, we’ll try to solve the Texans’ problems in a later post. Looking at the coverage from various media outlets, the Texans do have a lot of work ahead of them for the remaining seven games.
Here are a few links from other Texans sites.
Injuries have hit the breaking points following the 27-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10, as Drew Daugherty of houstontexans.com wrote:
"“The Texans headed back to Houston with several injury concerns.”"
Also from the official Texans site, Deepi Sidhu wrote:
"“For the second-straight week, the Texans lost a lead at half-time and were unable to move the ball in the second half.”"
John Solomon of the Houston Chronicle wrote in “Five things we learned in the Texans’ loss to the Cardinals” that Wade Phillips is a better coach than Gary Kubiak. Solomon said:
"“Kubiak has been a .500 coach for most of his tenure as Texans head coach and, while he looked like more than that a year ago, the Texans slide this year puts him back into that win-some-lose-some territory.”"