Houston Texans can thank Lamar Jackson for blueprint to beat Colts

Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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It sure took a long time on Monday Night, but Lamar Jackson just showed the Houston Texans how to beat the Colts.

The latest installment of Monday Night Football looked to be completely under the control of the Indianapolis Colts. However, that was until Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense finally clicked. It also took a blocked field goal and a questionable overturned call on a lateral, but the end result is what matters for Jackson and the Ravens.

So how can the Houston Texans learn from this epic comeback? It’s simple: just keep throwing the ball. That’s what got the Ravens back into the game. Usually, that’s a saying that’s related to running the football- “keep pounding the rock”.  There were tons of injuries to Indianapolis’ secondary and the Ravens took advantage of that misfortune for their opponent.

This couldn’t come at a better time for the Texans, who trail in the all-time series, 30-9. To have the performance that Davis Mills had on Sunday against the Patriots has shown how far Mills has come since taking over for Tyrod Taylor.

Houston Texans must abandon run game against Indianapolis Colts

The whole five running backs on the roster thing is getting old. It hasn’t yielded any results outside of the Jacksonville game. Texans fans were begging Offensive Coordinator Tim Kelly to throw the ball against the Carolina Panthers a few weeks ago, and they were rewarded with a 300-yard performance in this week’s loss to the Patriots.

Brandin Cooks (a potential trade target for some teams) and his crew have begun to gel with Mills. If it wasn’t for a defensive collapse, then the Texans would have easily won against the Patriots.

Just let Mills throw the ball. He may just repeat another performance from last week.

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