1. The offense needs work
There is no excuse for the Houston Texans to have just one touchdown in a game with players like Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins, to name just two. Add in the likes of Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson and even Keke Coutee, and for that unit to have a total of six points of offense is concerning.
If not for the Texans’ special teams — they scored seven of the 13 points on Sunday in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars — the Texans would be 0-2, and that is not only concerning as previously stated, but bothersome too.
The play from Week 1 to Week 2 by the Texans’ offense dropped off, and it isn’t just because of the low-scoring effort, but because of the fact they just didn’t look crisp, and the play-calling was reverted back to the 2018 season. The Texans need to improving on their play-calling, as it wasn’t that bad in Week 1, but for Week 2 it started to be predictable and even stale once again.
There needs to be more than just six targets combined to the tight ends, and when Hopkins has five receptions for just 40 yards, that won’t cut it either, even if he’s being defended by one of the top corner backs in the league (Jalen Ramsey).
Again, winning is the end game and the Texans did that on Sunday, but there is much to be worked on by this team between now and next Sunday when they travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers.