Houston Texans Links: Monday Roundup


Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, it really happened. The Houston Texans lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars and any hope of where there would be any momentum for next season was erased by the 13-6 score.

What can we say about the 2013 Houston Texans?

The only thing left to say is the final five games really don’t mean anything except the more they lose now, the better the draft pick they receive next season.

Honestly, the loss to the Jaguars is one of the worst losses in franchise history, and if it isn’t, well that’s just sad.

Next up for the Texans are the AFC East first-place New England Patriots who just defeated the Denver Broncos in overtime, 34-31. That should be fun to watch.

Over at the Houston Chronicle, Dale Robertson, in an article wrote:

"“To a man, the Texans insisted after a new low was reached Sunday, a 13-6 loss to Jacksonville, they would hate to see coach Gary Kubiak get fired.”"

They sure aren’t playing like they want their head coach to stick around. Some of this loss does go on quarterback Case Keenum, but not all of this. The offensive line play is mediocre at best, the running game is all beat up and the injures this team has suffered can’t be overlooked. But again, when players were healthy this team still wasn’t any good.

The Texans and the Atlanta Falcons are the two biggest disappointments of the season, no doubt about it.

Also at the Ultimate Texans blog for the Houston Chronicle, Randy Harvey in an article with the headline, “Believe it: Texans are worst in NFL,” wrote:

"“Hard to argue with this one. Jacksonville, considered one of worst teams in NFL history, beat the Texans on Sunday at Reliant Stadium, 13-6.”"

Over at ESPN.com, Tania Ganguli in her “Texans hit a franchise low” article quoted Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown talking about having the worst record in the NFL, saying:

"“‘It’s just unbelievable looking at the team that we have. Just the kind of season we imagined having coming into this year. Sitting here 11 games in, we’re bottom of the list, that’s unbelievable. Just horrible.'”"

House of Houston gives a breakdown of the Texans vs. Jaguars, as Blair Parker wrote:

"“I feel like I keep repeating myself because, once again, one of the only – if not the only – bright spots was J. J. Watt.  Shocking, I know.”"