3 takeaways from Texans loss to Titans

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

There isn’t much else the Houston Texans can do right now, their season is over.

You certainly can’t say that the Houston Texans don’t play their hardest, despite the fact that half of their team is injured. They even almost squeaked out a win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, but ended up falling 24-13.

Here are three takeaways from the Texans’ week 13 loss:

Staying healthy is all about luck

Another game for the Texans meant more injuries. By the end of the game, Houston only had two healthy wide receivers left on their roster with Braxton Miller (concussion) and Bruce Ellington (hamstring) knocked out of the game.

Running back Andre Ellington actually had to come in and play receiver.

It also looks like tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz’s season will be over after suffering his third concussion of the season.

In the NFL, staying healthy is all about luck and the Texans have been unlucky in 2017.

Tom Savage actually showed something for once

It was only one game, but Texans’ quarterback Tom Savage looked very good for once.

Savage ended up finishing the game by completing 62 percent of his passes for 365 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The 4th and 19 conversion below was impressive to say the least.

It was a breathe of fresh air to see that Savage has the ability to stay composed in the pocket while under pressure.  He did throw an interception to end the game, but that’s not why the Texans lost the game. We’ll get to that in a minute.

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Hopefully Savage can build off of this game and get better, because he needs to prepare for free agency.

Ka’imi Fairbairn costs the Texans a chance at a win

It’s safe to say that second-year kicker Ka’imi Faribairn lost Sunday’s game against the Titans. If he had connected on the two field goals that he missed, they would have only been within a field goal on their final drive, instead of needing to score a touchdown.

I don’t expect the Texans to move on from Faribairn now, but with him only connecting on 81 percent of his field goal attempts this season, they may want to bring in someone else during the offseason.