Houston Texans defense gives up Jonathan Taylor 83-yard run
The second half hasn’t went well for the Houston Texans as they continue to allow big plays for touchdowns in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts. This time it was Colts running back Jonathan Taylor showcasing his skills against a defense that failed to make a tackle on a rushing play.
Earlier in the game the Colts had a 51-yard touchdown catch by Paris Campbell, plus later T.Y. Hilton had a 50-plus yard reception. In the third quarter it was a 83-yard run close to the end zone by Taylor that eventually helped put the Colts ahead 24-3 in the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The drive was ended with Taylor reaching the end zone on a 4-yard rush for six points.
This wasn’t the type of defensive play expected by the Houston Texans in this game, but it is what it is, and it isn’t very good. The defense has regressed the past few games, and to be honest is it going to get any better this season?
In the first half the defense held the Colts to just 10 points, but now with 14 points allowed in the third quarter, including a second touchdown pass by Wentz, the Colts are starting to run away with this AFC South victory.
Before we forget, here is the 83-yard run by Taylor against the Texans defense in the third quarter:
Only one Houston Texans defender attempted a tackle during the run, until the final touchdown saving play was finally made by Terrence Mitchell. It didn’t matter because Taylor eventually scored the touchdown by breaking through the goal line defense of the Texans.
Houston’s defense had a worse performance than expected in the Week 6 game, but it isn’t a total surprise because the Texans are an inconsistent team. Being in a rebuild season, who knows what type of Texans team any of us will see on a week-to-week basis.
There is a lot of work ahead for the Texans as the season continues, but in Week 6 it was big plays that has led to the Texans trailing in this game.