Houston Texans vs Los Angeles Chargers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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THE BAD: Passing defense

Yes, the Texans defense forced two interceptions, and yes, one of those was a pick-six in the fourth to all but seal the game. Still, the lack of ability to control the passing game is something this defense needs to improve in the coming weeks and indeed address in the upcoming offseason.

Quarterback Justin Herbert without his top targets was still able to toss the ball for 300 plus yards on Sunday. While the defense only surrendered one touchdown, the statistic that makes things problematic on that side of the ball is his 9.6 yards per completion.

While this may have been a one-off for the week and possibly part of the game plan to keep things in front of the defense, it surely cannot be a trend to allow to continue for the remainder of the season and beyond. If this defense wants to help this team win more games, they surely will have to limit the yards per completion against better the quarterbacks in the NFL.