The Houston Hook: 3 Houston Texans running backs score touchdowns

The Houston Texans had a trio of running backs reach the end zone in their season opener Sunday.

There is one thing about the Houston Texans in 2021 that is 100-percent FACT … they will not finish 0-17, and more than that, they are a better team than the Jacksonville Jaguars. That second part is at least for Week 1, but the Texans played better than one would expect with all that has surrounded them before the first game took place.

What was exciting for the Houston Texans is they gave the home fans a lot to celebrate at NRG Stadium, played with heart and energy, and they showcased their talent. Again, this was a big win for this team, and even if it was against the Jaguars, it was a win in Week 1 and something positive, which was much-needed.

A favorite moment of this game was seeing most of the Houston Texans running backs reach the end zone. Mark Ingram had a touchdown run, David Johnson caught a touchdown pass, and Phillip Lindsay also had a TD run, with the hand-off from Ingram.

All in all, it was a positive for not only the players and fans of the Houston Texans, but seeing David Culley win in his head coaching debut after 40-plus years as either a college coach or an NFL assistant was special in its own way.

The Texans should be proud of this win, celebrate it on Sunday and Monday, then start preparing for the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2, because they are going to be hungry looking for their first win and will be a tougher challenge than the Jaguars were.

Houston Texans: A tough day for the rest of the AFC South

It wasn’t the best of days for the AFC South as the Houston Texans were the only team to win a game in the division as they sit in first place in the division after one week. Of course there was the Jaguars loss to the Texans by a 37-21 score, but the Tennessee Titans lost to the Arizona Cardinals (38-13), and the Colts lost to the Seattle Seahawks (28-16).

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Here is a look at some AFC South coverage from FanSided:

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Horseshoe Heroes wrote in detail about some plays where it was scary for quarterback Carson Wentz.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Black and Teal has an article about how the criticism for Jags head coach Urban Meyer will only get louder.

TENNESSEE TITANS: Titan Sized gave reasons why things should stay positive “after embarrassing loss” on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.