The Dream Is Over: Texans' Stout Defense Can't Overcome Team's Mistakes

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There is sadness in Houston.
Inspiring defense by the Houston Texans, which included a clutch goal-line stand, couldn't overcome the team's mistakes as they fell 20-13 to the Ravens Sunday.

T.J. Yates threw three interceptions on passes that should never have been thrown, and Jacoby Jones disastrously muffed a punt that led to a Ravens TD, but the defense never crumbled.

They held the Ravens when it counted, but the offense just couldn't come up with points despite a solid day from running back Arian Foster, who gathered 132 yards.

The Texans got the ball for one last effort with plenty of time left, down a touchdown with 2:45 left, but after two nice passes, Yates threw yet another inexplicable pass that was picked off by Ed Reed, sealing the deal.

The drive summed up Yates's day: Some great plays, but others that made him look like the rookie he is. The Ravens dropped a couple of sure interceptions along the way.

After the defense held the Ravens yet again, the Texans got the ball back with 45 seconds and no timeouts left at their own 48, but little came of it.

Few outside of Houston gave the Texans a chance today, but the game was there for the taking at several points.

Each time, though, the offense just couldn't get a score.

The team had a great run despite a crushing series of injuries -- a series which led, of course, to having to start a rookie QB in a road playoff game.

Next year will bring plenty of optimism for Texans fans, and barring some big offseason changes, they should be one of the top teams in the AFC next year, with a solid shot at the Super Bowl.

Not this year, though. Maybe next.


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13 comments
Rdrandles
Rdrandles

This time last year we were discussing our futrue draft pics, not how far we were able to go in the playoffs. What a difference a year makes!

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

Disappointing sure. But look at what this team had to deal with this year. Still proud of the guys. Next year, if we can keep our guys healthy and management doesn't do anything stupid and let key players go, we can be in the hunt again. 

sofakingwetodddidjacobyjones
sofakingwetodddidjacobyjones

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Skippy
Skippy

The Texans being losers can change, subject to next season. The fact you're a dick is eternal 

Far too Far
Far too Far

Yea Skippy I think you're right I am a Dick. Why because the Texans are no better than the Oilers, never getting the job done. Also, I'm tired of having huge stadiums Relaint and whatever I guess It's called Minute Maid this week.Shoved down the taxpayers throat or up their ass. For subpar performances making outrageous amounts of money to be shitty. I watched the game, shit I've seen high school teams that wanted to win more. It's not fan support the Texans lack they just can't get the head out of the ass. Don't get me started on the Lastros ....

Rdrandles
Rdrandles

Real mature. The real reason you curse is because you are too ignorant to come up with a better word or argument.

Far too Far
Far too Far

oooo an internet bad ass pretty scary why don't you go outside and practice falling down and bleeding like the little girl you are..  so lets meet I haven't had my ass kicked in awhile maybe you're tough enough maybe your not but i'm willing to go for it

XXX
XXX

if this is your standard, I feel sorry for you. you can't enjoy life this way.

also: come see me, I will kick the shit out of you

Far too Far
Far too Far

Well, the Ravens weren't as shitty as the Texans, because they won. If the Ravens  don't go to the Super Bowl they'll be shitty too. See secound place is the first loser (read shitty).Now go roll me a fatty like a nice troll.

XXX
XXX

so unless a team wins the Super Bowl, in your eyes they're shitty?

are you saying the same about this year's version of the Packers, Saints, Steelers? is that your standard?  are they also shitty teams b/c they're out of the playoffs?

get real dumb ass. 

only ONE team gets to the mountain top per season. but you sound like the type of "fan" that's a front-runner, so I'm not surprised.

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