Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals: Halftime Report (offense)


Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) and the Texans offense line up against the Arizona Cardinals defense during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The second quarter for the Houston Texans offense was a little better for the Texans, but still resulted in zero touchdowns and no points.

For one … the Texans’ offensive line wasn’t that great, and it showed at the end of the second quarter with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing what was his second interception as he was drilled with pressure up the middle in the red zone.

The Texans trailed 20-0 at halftime.

A couple good moments for the Texans’ QB came when Fitzpatrick ran the ball in the open field for 23 yards for a first down with 29 seconds left on the clock. Before that run, Fitzpatrick threw a nice bullet to Mike Thomas for a first down.

That was about all the good the Texans’ offense had in the second quarter and in the first half.

Fitzpatrick was the QB for the Texans in the entire first half, finishing 6-of-14 for 55 yards and two interceptions.

Catching his passes in the first half was Thomas, who had four receptions for 40 yards, with his longest reception coming in the second quarter for 24 yards. Also with one reception was Posey for nine yards in the first quarter and Keshawn Martin with a six-yard catch.

The Texans finished with eight first downs in the first half and 132 total yards. They had possession for 12:15.

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Again, it was just the first preseason half for the Texans under head coach Bill O’Brien.

The first half wasn’t at all pretty for the Texans, but we also have to remember Andre Johnson and Arian Foster weren’t on the field, either.

One thing I like seeing was Alfred Blue on the field for the Texans. I believe Blue can end up being a productive member of the offense for the Texans. In the second quarter Blue had two carries for 15 yards.

Now we just have to wait and see what type of depth the Texans have in the second half on the offensive side of the football.