Houston Texans: 3 Takeaways from Week 2 Preseason

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Houston Texans Defense Can Make Plays

It’s well known that Defensive Coordinator Lovie Smith is good at what he does. What he’s done with the Houston Texans defense in this short period of time may just bring a positive outlook when the regular season begins.

This defense is full of playmakers who are not afraid to take risks and get rewarded for them. In their past two games, the Texans defense has forced seven turnovers from their opponents, 3 for Green Bay and 4 for Dallas.

Their efforts are vital to the reason that the Texans sit at 2-0 in this preseason. A fumble recovery by Charles Omenihu, a pick-six play by Lonnie Johnson Jr., an interception by Terrence Brooks, and another interception by Shyheim Carter were the difference makers to secure the win on the road against the Cowboys.

The Houston Texans defense once again pressured the quarterback throughout the four quarters of football. They found themselves able to secure five sacks on the opposing quarterbacks for a total loss of 34 yards.

As always, causation does not mean correlation for preseason. Success during this time doesn’t always carry (see 2008 Lions and 2017 Browns). However, it’s a good sign to see the Houston Texans defense getting after the opposing quarterback and making game-changing plays all over the field.