Rapid Reaction: Houston Texans fall in 11th consecutive game


Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Chase Keenum (7) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and head coach Gary Kubiak … they have pretty much secured the No. 1 overall draft pick for the Texans in May, as Texans fans everywhere thank them for an 11th consecutive loss.

The 11th loss of the season comes against the Jacksonville Jaguars by a 27-20 score in what was one of the worst NFL games of the season.

The Texans (2-11) played like they didn’t want to be there for nearly three quarters, they used two quarterbacks and wasted another 100-plus yard receiving day from Andre Johnson.

Honestly, I’m tired of being negative about this team, but really, how can’t I? This team benched Case Keenum for the second time this season, and yes, his play wasn’t very good, but why bring back in a QB that won’t be on the roster next season?

Yes, I know Schaub (beard and all) rallied the Texans and made it a game, but he showed in his final pass of the game why he was benched mid-way through this season in the first place with yet another interception.

Schaub finished the game 17-of-29 for 198 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Keenum was 16-of-29 for 159 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Neither QB played that well, but neither QB had much of a pass protection, either, so that really has to be looked at this offseason as well.

Ben Tate finished with 53 yards on 14 carries, and leading the Texans in receiving was Andre Johnson with 13 receptions for 154 yards.

The team showed zero discipline all game, having very untimely penalties. The two-win Texans had 14 penalties for 177 yards in Thursday’s loss. That goes back to the coaching staff as much as the players. This is the NFL, not the NCAA, and there is no reason for a team with the talent of the Texans to have that many penalties and penalty yards in a single game.

Wanna know how bad it was for the Texans defense? Ace Sanders, a Jaguars wide receiver, threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Toddman, a play in the third quarter that basically won the game for the home team.

Oh … in all of this mess, the Texans have lost to the Jaguars (4-9) for the second time this season, in an 11-day span.

This season can’t get over with quick enough for the Texans. Now the two biggest questions are: who do they draft in the first round, and will Kubiak be a part of the decision?