Houston Texans Fall To Jacksonville In Season Opener
Sunday was not how the Texans wanted to open up the season with a loss. Jacksonville left NRG Stadium with a 29-7 win over Houston on Sunday afternoon and the Texans have a lot to work on. After the game Texans coach Bill O'Brian said "“Just wasn’t a good day. (We) have to do a better job coaching. Have to figure it out. It was a bad day. Starts with me. Players played hard. There were glimpses of some decent plays, but clearly, it was a bad day. So, a long way to go.” A long way to go is right with the O-line giving up 10 sacks, which is two shy of the NFL record, in the first week of action.
Superstar J.J. Watt played in his first game since Week 3 at New England last season (9/22/16). Watt look rusty in his first game back in nearly a year with only one tackle and one QB hit.
Some positives to look at from this game are some rookies really stood out for the Texans on Sunday. Of course, starting with rookie QB Deshaun Watson entered the game to start the second half and completed 12-of-23 passes (52.2%) for 102 yards, one touchdown, one interception and a 60.4 passer rating in his NFL debut. Rookie ILB Zach Cunningham had four total tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle in his NFL debut. “Not good. I give a lot of credit to Jacksonville, they played a very good football game. Obviously, we didn’t do nearly enough to win and I’m very excited that it’s a short week so, we can get out there on Thursday and try and prove ourselves.” Watt said when asked about how he would describe the Texans play today.
The Texans will play Thursday, September 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals.