The Houston Texans took a 37-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In that stunning performance, there had to be a good, bad, and the ugly. It’s hard to talk about anything negative after a win that is as refreshing as this one.
With the Houston Texans sitting atop the AFC South (even if only lasts a week). Let’s talk about the good, bad, and the ugly that we saw in the Texans first game of the season.
The Good: Tim Kelly’s offense
Tim Kelly must have changed up something after the first drive resulted in a three-and-out for the Houston Texans. After that, Tyrod Taylor led the offense to a 14-0 first quarter lead. Seeing Taylor drive the ball into Jaguars territory and throwing touchdown passes to David Johnson and Texas native Danny Amendola was a confidence builder for the quiet leader of the Texans offense.
The Bad: David Culley’s penalty decision
David Culley has spent over 27 years coaching in the NFL, and with this being his first as a head coach, mistakes were bound to happen. Early in the second quarter, Culley accepted a penalty that Jacksonville committed while Trevor Lawrence’s pass fell incomplete. It would have made it 4th down.
By accepting the penalty, it moved Jacksonville back into a third and long, which they converted into points later on in the drive after a brutal roughing the passer call against the Texans. While that touchdown would ultimately end up being a whisper on a scream, at the time it made the game as close as it had been for the entire afternoon.
The Ugly: Fill in the blank
When the Texans score almost 40 points in a blowout fashion, there’s little to really get on the Texans about from what was put on film. So this is like a free bingo square, fill it in if you’d like. But it was a very positive day for the Texans on the field.