After nearly upsetting the Raiders on Monday Night, the Houston Texans came out flat and lost their first home game of the season to the San Diego Chargers
The Houston Texans fell to 6-5 on the season after another sad offensive outing. It was their first home loss of the season and their lead in the AFC South is just a half a game now as the Tennessee Titans moved to 6-6 on Sunday with a win over the Chicago Bears.
All of a sudden the team looks like they don’t have such a strangle hold on the South, and on Sunday they looked simply awful.
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Quarterback Brock Osweiler threw for 246 yards and ran a touchdown, but he was a turnover machine. He had three picks on the day, although one was on a Hail Mary pass at the end as Houston tried in desperation to tie the game.
Running back Lamar Miller also added to the poor outing as he managed just 57 yards on 19 carries and fumbled the ball away on a promising drive.
Defensively the team struggled just as bad. Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman got past Texans safety Quintin Demps for a 52-yard touchdown and linebacker Benardrick McKinney was also beat badly on a touchdown pass by rookie tight end Hunter Henry.
The back-to-back losses to AFC West teams by Houston has to start making head coach Bill O’Brien wonder exactly what’s wrong with his team. After consecutive 9-7 seasons, they were supposed to finally break out this season with players like Osweiler and Miller who were brought over in free agency this season.
Instead, their offense has taken a step backwards and they look like a mess. Next wee they head to Green Bay to play the Packers as they hope to maintain their slim lead in the division.