Houston Texans already trailing against Dolphins
Once again it is a slow start for the Houston Texans, this time it is against the one-win Miami Dolphins in Week 9.
Following an interception in the end zone by Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the Dolphins put together a 12-play drive that went 80 yards, resulting in the first touchdown of the game. This means the Texans still are struggling to find a lead in a game, and playing with no urgency.
The Miami touchdown was a Wildcat play as Miles Gaskins received a direct snap, and running six yards to the end zone on first-and-goal. The Dolphins during the drive had three plays go for at least 10 yards, with the plays being gains of 10 yards, 17 yards and 18 yards.
Oh, by the way, the Dolphins are playing without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who has a broken finger. Starting against the Texans in Week 9 is Jacoby Brissett, who is an old rival of the Texans as he used to play for the Indianapolis Colts.
Below is a tweet from @NFL Twitter of the touchdown by the Dolphins:
Since Miami’s 12-play touchdown drive the Texans have been forced to punt, so thus far in the first half the Texans are still struggling on defense, and the offense failed to gain momentum following the Taylor interception.
Maybe the further along this Week 9 game goes for the Texans the better they can play, because even without their starting QB the Dolphins have come ready to play, and being that both teams are 1-7 it is kind of touch to see.
Time will tell what happens for the Texans the rest of the game, though they have gained some momentum back with an interception of their own.