Rapid Reaction: The Houston Texans are on the clock!


Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) rushes against Tennessee Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan (91) and Tennessee outside linebacker Zach Brown (55) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The only positive from the Houston Texans losing their past 14 games to end the 2013 season is they earned the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft in May.

Hurray for losing?

Either way, this dreadful season is over, done win and buried with a 16-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday, leaving the Texans at a stunning 2-14 overall and the Titans at 7-9 on the season.

Only one team in the AFC South actually had a winning record, but that is for another day.

For this Week 17 game, the Texans had just 288 total yards of offense and thanks to Matt Schaub he ended the season for the Texans the same way he began the year … with an interception.

How fitting, huh?

With Case Keenum on the bench with an injury that kept him inactive, Schaub finished the day 22-of-34 for 229 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions.

On the other side of the field, Ryan Fitzpatrick was just as bland finishing 15-of-24 for 166 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception.

Jonathan Grimes had 50 yards rushing in his first NFL start for the Texans, scoring the lone Texans touchdown. The Titans were led by Chris Johnson with 127 yards on 27 carries and one TD.

Again I’m just glad we can put this season to rest. Now it is time for the Texans to sign themselves a head coach and figure out what to do with the No. 1 overall draft choice.

The Texans are officially on the clock.