Houston Texans: 5 Takeaways from Week 7 loss to Colts
1. Don’t panic just yet
Though after seven games the Houston Texans are 4-3 overall and have a division loss to the Indianapolis Colts, this isn’t the time to worry just yet. Yes, the Texans need to play a more consistent style of football, and yes, they have given a win or two away, but for the most part they have been competitive this season.
In all three losses this season, they haven’t been routs with the losses all coming by seven points or fewer, including a two-point loss to the New Orleans Saints, a six-point loss to the Carolina Panthers and this seven-point loss to the Colts. If there is one thing all Texans fans know, it is most of the final outcomes will be close scores in single digits, and there is more than likely a fourth-quarter comeback on the horizon too.
As frustrating as this team can be to watch, the players on this team play hard, but there also needs to be some sort of upgrade in the secondary. If the Texans don’t improve somehow in the next week or so in the secondary, then we can start to panic a bit.
The secondary was off their game against the Colts, and it resulted in the third loss of the Texans this season. Being it isn’t the halfway point of the season just yet, the Texans have two very winnable games in the next two weeks on their schedule with the Texans hosting the Oakland Raiders next Sunday, followed by a trip to London, England to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
If the Texans were to lose those two games, it would be OK to really panic, but until then, this team just needs to regroup, be humbled by the loss, learn from it and move on to the Raiders, because even with it being a winnable game, the Raiders aren’t a pushover anymore.