Houston Texans nearly put Cleveland Browns fans into panic mode

Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans gave everything they had in their first loss of the season against the Cleveland Browns.

Matching punch for punch in the first half, the Houston Texans entered halftime tied with the Cleveland Browns, one of the best teams in the entire league. Even Baker Mayfield got hurt after an interception by Houston Texans safety Justin Reid. There was also Jarvis Landry leaving the game after he hurt his knee after a routine catch.

The Texans would also get hurt with Tyrod Taylor leaving the field, a very unfortunate blow for the Texans and Taylor himself- as it seems that injuries just don’t leave Taylor alone in his career. Earlier this week there were reasons I believed that the Texans could win this game. Did anyone expect them to hang around this long?

Absolutely not. This just goes to show how important quarterback depth is for any NFL team. As good as Davis Mills was in scoring his first professional touchdown, now we have to entertain the thoughts of Deshaun Watson actually playing.

Houston Texans just can’t get it done against the Browns

To quote JuJu Smith-Schuster, “The Browns is the Browns”. Today was basically more of the same. The Browns won this game because of their coaching and depth. And Cleveland also got lucky with Baker Mayfield somehow returning in the game.

Going forward, there should be zero expectations of tanking for the Texans. When you can take the Browns to the limit and almost make them panic in a close game, there should be expectations to upset some teams down the road.

The biggest question is will the NFL world get to see Deshaun Watson before a decision is reached in his legal matters? Will he get traded? All eyes in the NFL world may just be on Houston.

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