Your Houston Texans are now 1-0
Aug 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Your Houston Texans are now 1-0, a win almost entirely on the outstanding play of the defense and special teams. Yes Texans fans, you heard that right. Special Teams helped win a game. Ain’t it great? The Texans put on a show today. Romeo Crennel’s bend but don’t break was on full display as the Texans allowed yards, but only one score. J. J. Watt has said he wants people to say he’s underpaid by his play, today’s performance include the following: 1 sack, 1 pass swatted down, 1 fumble recovered, 1 extra point kick denied and a couple of tackles for a loss. It was a show worth every penny the 100 million the Texans gave him.
Offensively for the Texans it was a pedestrian performance in the first quarter. One third down conversion followed by 3 consecutive 3 and out yawners. No one on the offense really seemed to be playing well. The only real bright spots were the kicking ability of Shane Lechler who averaged 53.25 yards through four attempts. Not too shabby. The punt coverage held the Redskins to just an average 9 yards with two touch backs.
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Defensively the Redskins were just as incapable of getting anything going. 3 and out their first three drives. Of course, the defense was extremely disruptive denying the Redskins any chance to get anything going. D. J. Swearinger caught RGIII in the backfield for an 8 yard sack. The Redskins offense looked over matched as the front line looked unsure who to block or where to be.