Houston Texans: Watch Phillip Lindsay’s TD run with help from the ‘Wildcat’

Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans offense went to their bag of tricks as they used a ‘Wildcat’ play score a Phillip Lindsay touchdown.

At least for one week football for the Houston Texans is fun and exciting because head coach David Culley and offensive coordinator Tim Kelly brought out the “Wildcat Offense” late in the third quarter in a goal line situation.

The play had veteran running back Mark Ingram II receiving the snap from the center in shotgun wildcat formation. Ingram received the snap, but instead of running the football, Ingram handed the ball off to fellow running back Phillip Lindsay who raced to the end zone for a 5-yard score with 3:24 left in the third quarter.

Both Ingram and Lindsay are making their Houston Texans regular season debuts as both joined the team this offseason on short-term contracts. Ingram played last season for the Baltimore Ravens, and Lindsay was a member of the Denver Broncos for the past three seasons.

Now for the big moment as here is the touchdown run by Lindsay via highlights provided by @NFL Twitter:


This is such a fun play because it is exciting to see some creativity from the Texans offense, and not only that, but how exciting is it for the Houston Texans offense to have success considering all that happened with them this offseason?

The Texans have surprised many with how their offense has played in this Week 1 game, and even though it is against the Jaguars this is still a huge accomplishment. Remember many believe the Texans are the worst team in the NFL, but that is now debatable.

At least for one week the Texans aren’t playing like they are the worst team, and for Texans fans it is well-deserved for them to see a team capable of scoring a lot of points against a team they should beat.

Next. Watch Tyrod Taylor pass to Brandin Cooks set up TD. dark

This Lindsay touchdown by the Texans shows they are going to play hard each week, and in Week 1 they are showcasing their talent and creativity in the Red Zone.