When Tyrod Taylor and the Houston Texans are near the goal line, chances are this season it won’t turn out well. In Week 11, during the second quarter on the road against the Tennessee Titans, the Texans and Taylor had success.
That success saw an outstanding play by the Texans quarterback as Taylor jumped over Titan defenders to the end zone with 7:43 left on the second quarter clock for six points on a 7-yard rush. The touchdown put the Texans ahead 12-0 at the time of the score, which was the first touchdown of the game.
Taylor’s score completed a nine-play, 73-yard drive which took 4:39 of time in the second quarter. Also at the time of the score by Tyrod Taylor he was the leading passer for the Texans and the leading rusher.
When Taylor returned from injury against the Miami Dolphins in Week 9, the Texans quarterback didn’t have his best outing. That game caused many to want Taylor benched after his third interception in Week 9 for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, who was winless as a starting quarterback when Taylor was injured.
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Also for the Texans and their quarterback situation, third string quarterback Jeff Driskel switched positions this week, moving to tight end as Houston hasn’t had the best production from that spot either this season.
Taylor should stay the starting quarterback for the Texans the remainder of the 2021 season, and he’s one of 35 Houston players on an expiring contract. It will be interesting to see if the Texans bring back Taylor for another season in 2022.
At least for Week 11 of the ’21 season, Taylor had a highlight reel touchdown, which is pretty awesome to see happen for this offense that’s been struggling. Now as for how the remainder of this game will go in Nashville against the Titans, it is far from over, and there is still a lot of football to play for both AFC South rivals.