The Houston Texans had a nice try, but this loss was inevitable.
After a uncharacteristic start for rookie quarterback Davis Mills who led the team to 16-13 halftime deficit on an incredible first half, it wasn’t enough for rookie to outplay the veteran Russell Wilson.
Mills actually hit on his first 14 passes. But for whatever reason, the 16/21/175/1 halftime stat line was going to be the best it was going to be all day. Mills would finish the game 11/27, and the Texans lost 33-13.
On top of that, this offense failed to get a touchdown in the second quarter when Seattle lined up over Texans long snapper Jon Weeks on a field goal attempt. That put the ball inside the 2 yard line, and Houston couldn’t punch it in. They ended up taking the field goal.
That would be their last score of the game, as the Seahawks defense clamped down and the Texans defense got burned like the Alamo. Embarrassingly enough to Rashaad Penny who has had struggled mightily in his career with injuries.
Davis Mills is still not the answer for the Houston Texans
As good as his start was to the game, it showed that Mills was not capable of overcoming second-half adjustments or the offensive line playing at an eighth-grade level. This also comes after David Culley said Mills was the team’s best chance to win.
And that bold statement looked to be true for the first thirty minutes. It’s clear that this team needs to select a quarterback in the first round next April. As unfortunate as it is, both Kayvon Thibodeuax and Aidan Hutchinson could both be off the board.
That would be the perfect storm for those who are on board to improve the most important position on the field. The Detroit Lions are also hanging with the Denver Broncos as of this writing, so there could be movement in where Houston picks.
Houston has a long way to go.