The Houston Texans have struggled with health in their victory against the Cleveland Browns.
The Houston Texans have been struggling with injuries throughout the nine-game win streak and Week 13 was not any different as the Texans lost players on both sides of the ball. On offense, both the starting tackles were injured in the game and put the offense in jeopardy of not having enough eligible offensive lineman.
The Texans left tackle, Julien Davenport, was injured in the first half but he returned to the game in the second half. Meanwhile, the Texans right tackle Kendall Lamm was ruled out in the second half after suffering a concussion. An interesting note when Davenport was hurt that Lamm was moved as the left tackle, right guard Zach Fulton was moved to right tackle meanwhile the Texans inserted reserve interior lineman Greg Mancz to right guard.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Texans keep that lineup if Lamm isn’t able to suit up or if they rely on rookie offensive tackle Martinas Rankin to play at right tackle in his absence. Fulton will have to overcome an injury of his own as he suffered a hand injury late in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns.
On defense, the Texans lost starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph after suffering a neck injury and rotational outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett to a leg injury. There wasn’t information disclosed on the severity of these injuries, but the Texans offensive line’s health will go a long way in helping the offense continue to move the chains. The Texans offensive line improved once they found and stuck to the most recent starting lineup.