The Houston Texans defense is in a strong battle with the Denver Broncos, and in the third quarter Texans linebacker Christian Kirksey gave his team an extra opportunity in a tied game.
That advantage and extra opportunity was an interception by Kirksey, as he grabbed the ball away from Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton, who took a hard hit from rookie safety Jalen Pitre, as that hit jarred the ball away from the Denver wide receiver.
It was an excellent interception by Kirksey because he was in an awkward rolling position when he gained and kept possession of the football, as it was amazing he kept possession of the ball.
Below is the video of the interception via @NFL Twitter:
Texans: No doubt defense is improved from last season
The defense of the Texans is much better now than they were a year ago, and that’s a positive for this franchise. Kirksey has been one of the best additions to this team in the past couple seasons, and his play has shown since joining the franchise.
With this being his ninth NFL season, the veteran linebacker gained his sixth career interception with this pick off Russell Wilson in the third quarter. Though the above interception didn’t lead to a Texans touchdown, it was a big play for a team looking to gain all of the positives possible as they are in the midst of a rebuild, especially after tying the Colts last week.
What are your thoughts on the Houston defense thus far this season, and how glad are you that Kirksey is still on the Texans for a second consecutive season? What do you believe to be the best defensive addition for the Texans in the past two seasons? Let us know at the Toro Times.