Texans morning huddle: Tough road loss


The Houston Texans lost their first game in their last five contests, here we have all the news you need following the tough loss

It was a tough loss for the Houston Texans, but the good news is they still share a first place lead with the Indianapolis Colts, who they face in two weeks. Here is the news you need to know following the teams first defeat in five games;

Early mistakes contribute to Texans’ first loss in five games – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"The Texans’ run defense has been a big reason why they’ve been so successful recently.But on Sunday, it didn’t meet its recent standards, and the result was a 30-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills.At halftime, Houston had allowed 134 rushing yards. None of the teams they played in their previous four games (the Titans, Bengals, Jets and Saints) even reached 100 yards total."

Vandermeer’s View: The streak ends in Buffalo – by Marc Vandermeer, HoustonTexans.com

"The Texans never fell behind by more than one score until a late Bills field goal, after Houston turned it over on downs, essentially put the game out of reach. They fought hard and stayed in it despite springing some big first half leaks in their run defense and committing too many penalties.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie Smith"

Texans’ Brandon Brooks taken to hospital with stomach pains – Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"After the game, Brooks was still in the emergency room, according to the Erie County Medical Center. He did not make the trip back with the team.Broooks came to the stadium on the team bus Sunday morning in hopes he could overcome his illness. He was sweating and throwing up. The Texans tried to administer fluids at the stadium but he wasn’t improving."