On Sunday, not only did the Colts lay bare the problems that plagued the Texans during their 0-3 start to the season, but they also drew a pretty perfect blueprint for other teams to beat the Texans in the future. And don’t think the rest of the league won’t be giving that blueprint a close examination.
Obviously, the Texans will take wins any way they can get them, but one should keep in mind how they’re winning these games — especially if Houston is fortunate enough to make the postseason, where Lady Luck will only get you so far.
At best, this is nothing more than a symbolic punishment. At worst, it’s a slap in the face to any team Hightower “won” against while breaking the rules to gain a competitive advantage.
Houston got treated to a nostalgia act that was uniquely its own Thursday night at NRG Stadium in the Texans 42-23 win over Miami, as Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler was largely ineffective with multiple over-thrown passes and a costly turnover.
After an ugly 0-3 start to the regular season, the Houston Texans have turned things around in dramatic fashion, winning their fourth straight game in a dominant 20-7 road victory Sunday over division rival Jacksonville Jaguars.
When it comes down to it, the Boston Red Sox just had that magic in this year’s American League Championship Series that make great teams into champions, and the Houston Astros didn’t have that same spark that drove them to the 2017 World Series title.
Veteran umpire “Cowboy” Joe West lived up to his monicker in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, ignoring Major League Baseball’s stated rule on spectator interference and making his own call to majorly impact the game, in which the Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros, 8-6, at Minute Maid Park.
In last year’s World Series run, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch brilliantly managed around a terrible Astros bullpen, and now that they actually have a good one this postseason, he seems like he doesn’t know what to do with it.
On Sunday, the Texans had to settle for excellent performances from only two of the three to carry them to a 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium. The third straight win for the Texans brings them to 3-3 overall and puts them squarely back in the mix in the AFC South standings after all three of their division foes lost Sunday.
In taking care of business and closing out the Cleveland Indians in their American League Division Series on Monday, the Houston Astros gave their fans just about everything they would’ve liked to have seen.
If nothing else, the Houston Texans are certainly gaining experience coming out on the winning end of tight games, as they won their second straight overtime game, 19-16, in Sunday night’s bout with the Dallas Cowboys.
While the postseason technically began Friday for the Astros in Game 1 of their American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday’s Game 2 at Minute Maid Park was the first of the series with that true playoff feel — with the defending champs showing true championship mettle in a 3-1 victory to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
The Houston Texans on Sunday kept hope of having a good season alive in a game where it looked like they were trying not to win at multiple times.