Sep 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) is tackled by New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (99) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
The Texans had all the defensive breaks in the first quarter. Fortuitous mistakes by the Giants and some hard play by the defense and the Texans had a chance. Then the Giants started running, and running and running. The run defense, which looked so solid in the preseason is like a free range for the Giants. Rashad Jennings has 18 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown. It’s Watt pulled off an early sack but has been ineffective so far.
Offensively; shades of 2013’s disastrous season as nothing is working. Alfred Blue has 6 carries for 30 yards, which is great production. He should be getting more. However it’s through the air that the problem exists and Fitzpatrick has been quintessential Fiztpatrick. Two interceptions, 4/13 passing for a paltry 39 yards. It’s been an implosion that everyone feared and now has manifested itself against an 0-2 team.
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O’Brien has stated he makes adjustments on the fly, doesn’t really hold to the half time adjustment game. Well coach, I can’t think of a better time to make a change, that change means figuring out why the offensive line is so bad, why Fitzpatrick is still under center. Romeo Crennel needs to make a big change to the defense or the Giants will just run over this team. The game is far from over, but so far we are not impressed.
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