Houston Texans: 3 Takeaways from loss to New York Giants
The Houston Texans continued to disappoint on Sunday after suffering a loss to the New York Giants and falling to 0-3 on the season.
This season is starting to go into a complete tailspin for the Houston Texans, and just three weeks ago, the expectations were at a very high level. Since then, that hasn’t been the case, as those expectations are long gone and now many are just hoping for a win before September is over.
Houston has been disappointing, to say the least, and after letting two very winnable games get away from them, where do they go from here? In the 27-22 loss to the New York Giants in their Week 3 game, the Texans continued to have miscue after miscue on offense, whether it be the offensive line having false starts or members of the offense having turnovers off interceptions or fumbles.
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The defense isn’t off the hook either, as they did allow 27 points in the loss, and though there was the bright spot with the three-sack game and one forced fumble outing by J.J. Watt, that obviously wasn’t enough to help the Texans to gain their first win of the season.
The Texans allowed Eli Manning to pass for 297 yards (25-of-29) with two touchdowns and no interceptions. As an entire offense, the Giants totaled 379 yards of net offense, and they were 7-for-13 for a 53-percent conversion rate.
A look at the other side of that, and the Texans were 5-of-12 on third down efficiency for 41-percent.
This game had some pluses, a lot of negatives and many questions left unanswered for a team in Houston that should never have dropped this far in the standings so early in the season. Here are 3 takeaways from the Week 3 loss to the Giants.