Matt Verderame says Texans looked lost vs. Ravens


The Houston Texans looked pitiful last week vs. the Baltimore Ravens. FanSided’s Matt Verderame says Bill O’Brien’s team looked lost vs. Lamar Jackson.

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The Houston Texans have a huge division rivalry game on Thursday Night Football in Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season. They will host the Indianapolis Colts in primetime for the right to be in first place in the AFC South. With a win, Houston could improve to 7-4, but a loss would drop them back to 6-5. Are the Texans still reeling after getting smoked by the Baltimore Ravens last week?

On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Mark Carman, along with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, look at the big primetime matchup between the Colts and Texans this week. Verderame doesn’t trust the Texans and says that they looked completely lost last Sunday after getting routed by the Ravens (9:25).

“You saw every reason in that game why I don’t believe in the Texans,” said Verderame. “They’re off the bye, as Geoff mentioned. They come out. Deshaun Watson looked like he had no idea that the Ravens blitz. How do you go into that game with two weeks of preparation? Anybody who watches football knows that Baltimore is a blitz-heavy defense.”

Verderame pointed out that Watson had two awful turnovers in the ball game, as the Texans lost in brutal fashion at Baltimore, 41-7. Fortunately for the Texans, they have to put that burn-the-tape game firmly in the rearview mirror, as they have to host the Colts and hopefully end this three-game slide vs. Indianapolis.

Getting blown out is never good, but getting crushed on the road by a team the caliber of Baltimore isn’t the end of the world. Seemingly every team lays a dud once during the NFL season. If you want proof, just look at the New Orleans Saints who got crushed two weeks ago by the Atlanta Falcons. New Orleans bounced back in Week 11 and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Overall, there aren’t a lot of positive takeaways from last week’s loss to the Ravens other than it’s over. Houston needs to let the lingering effects from that game go and move on because this Thursday night game vs. Indianapolis could very well end up deciding the AFC South. If you want to host a home playoff game, beat the Colts at NRG on Thursday night.

Here are a few other topics discussed on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:

  • Who wins the AFC Wild Card spots? (10:31)
  • Is the NFC playoff picture already set? (13:28)
  • Texans-Colts odds (18:01)
  • Will a team sign Colin Kaepernick after workout? (46:56)

All this and more!

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