Houston Texans: B/R hands out grade from week 13 loss

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No one can say that the Houston Texans aren’t trying to win football games, they’ve just simply run out of talent with all of the injuries they’ve endured this season.

The Houston Texans are giving everything they have on the field, but it’s hard to imagine them winning more than one game the rest of the way with how bad their offense has been since quarterback Deshaun Watson went down.

It’s not even just Watson getting injured that’s hurt them. Not having stars like J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus has crippled their defense.

Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report has given the Texans a D grade for their performance during Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Here’s a portion of what Davenport wrote:

"The Houston Texans have officially hit the “please just let it be over” portion of the 2017 NFL season.OK, so Houston hit that the moment that Deshaun Watson crumpled to a heap on the practice field with a torn ACL. But for once, a loss wasn’t Tom Savage’s fault. At least not completely. Savage threw for 365 yards against the Titans and only turned it over once.He was also only sacked four times, which is progress…I guess?But the Texans managed just a field goal after going up 10-0 early and allowed 198 yards on the ground—including a 75-yarder late by Derrick Henry that salted the game away."

I was honestly shocked to watch the Texans’ defense get gashed on the ground against the Titans, since they’ve been a top-10 unit in that category.

To give the Titans credit, they do have the 7th most rushing yards per game. So their ground game has been on point this season with Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray putting up some impressive numbers.

The good news for the Texans is that they’ll be facing a bad San Francisco 49ers team this Sunday.  It could be their final win of the season with some very tough games down the stretch.

The 49ers have the 25th ranked defense. They’re ranked 19th against the pass and 28th against the run.

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