After a frantic comeback attempt against the Tennessee Titans, the Houston Texans’ season is finally over.
It took until the third quarter, but the Houston Texans finally woke up and started playing like the team that upset Tennessee weeks ago. It’s not often a team that only has four wins gets to upset the same team twice in a season.
Houston started the scoring with a flea-flicker touchdown to Chris Moore for 28 yards, and a fourth-down strike to Danny Amendola inspired a two-point conversion that made the deficit just a mere three points.
Houston had Ryan Tannehill locked up, but somehow he escaped a Jacob Martin sack and found a wide-open receiver to break Houston’s back midway through the fourth. Tannehill should’ve been stopped, but Houston can’t leave people that open and expect to win.
Davis Mills played well; however, the Houston Texans repeat the same old song and dance.
Two touchdowns and a handful of drives to put the Texans back into a one-score game is everything that you can ask for. But football is a team game, and if the defense had brought down Tannehill, it’s likely a different outcome that we’re talking about.
A pass rusher like Kayvon Thibodeaux or Aidan Hutchinson would help, but the run defense might be even more of an issue. After another touchdown from Mills to Danny Amendola, the Texans faced a third and two but let Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard get the first down- even after challenging it.
If there’s anything clear, it’s that Houston needs offensive line help and a ton of defensive support. So maybe a Deshaun Watson trade would bring the picks to make the change to help spark this rebuilding process.
It’s now the time to look towards the draft, but with the promise of Mills’ development, something to build on.