To the surprise of no one, Kyle Allen was not the answer to the Houston Texans’ offense woes. To the surprise of at least some though, the team’s offense actually seemed to get worse in certain aspects. The defense too, took several steps back on Sunday and the level to which both units have regressed in the last few weeks should cause some concern.
The Houston Texans probably weren’t going to upset the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Most fans know this simply isn’t a team that is geared toward inexplicable wins. The flip side of that is that that Lovie Smith’s squad didn’t need to look so overmatched so quickly.
The Kyle Allen-led offense looked out of sync from the get-go. The defense, on the other never really had a shot to get going. When you consider that the Texans had 32 yards (no that’s not a typo) in the first half, it’s easy to understand just how long the “D” had to be on the field.
Having said that, even if they were tired, allowing Tua to throw for 278 yards in one half is simply not acceptable. There was absolutely nothing acceptable in Sunday’s contest.
Perhaps it’s what’s happening with Dameon Pierce that should be most concerning. One week after rushing for just eight yards on 10 carries, the running back who looked like a Rookie of the Year contender until earlier this month had just ___ carries for ___ yards.
Much like the Washington Commanders, the lack of any offense at all is most concerning because while the Miami Dolphins are a good team, their defense is not something that is going to remind anyone of the Steel Curtain. And yet, it took until there was just over three minutes left in the 3rd quarter before the Houston Texans got on the board.