Texans offense, defense both take first half off, trail 28-0 vs. Falcons


The Houston Texans looked to have left their fight in Houston as they are being picked apart in Atlanta today. The Falcons take a 28-0 lead into the break in what has been a terrible showing in all three phases of the game.

The defense has allowed quarterback Matt Ryan to complete 16 of 24 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown. Running back Devonta Freeman has 53 yards and two touchdowns on just ten carries.

The return of Arian Foster at running back has not helped the Texans either, as he has only three yards on six carries with a fumble. Quarterback Ryan Mallett is a sad 10 for 21 with 117 yards and an interception.

He is forcing the ball to receivers like Keith Mumphery (who isn’t that good despite the Texans apparent fondness of him). Mallett also seems to throw the ball downward as many have skipped five yards short of their intended target.

At one point a completed pass saw Foster fall to the ground to catch the quickly darting pass and Foster signaled to Mallett to get his passes up.

The Texans added a third turnover when tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz fumbling after a catch. They also showed their kicking game took the half off as well as newly signed Nick Novak attempted a 53-yard field goal that fell about 10 yards short and was wide as well.

Things couldn’t look much worse for the Texans and they will need to come out in the second half a completely different team to make this a game.