There is no letting up for the Houston Texans who are now being led (and quite successfully) by former Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden. Weeden, who could not win a quarter while serving his term with “da boys” has now led the Texans to two straight victories including running for a touchdown and throwing for two more in a 34-6 romping of the Tennessee Titans.
“We needed this one,” Weeden said. “As a team, we needed this one. It feels good personally, I’m more excited for this team.”
Now the Texans hold their fate in their hands as they face the Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10) this weekend and a victory is a must.
“We have to play to win,” Houston coach Bill O’Brien said of his approach against Jacksonville. “I think the bottom line is we need to win. I don’t think we can look at any scenario, this scenario, that scenario, I believe that we need to play to win.”
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Wade Phillips loses first game as Interim Head Coach
For the second straight week, the Houston Texans struggled to play disciplined football totaling 114 yards in penalties for the second week in a row. Those negative yards were key in adding to the franchises 12 straight loss.
“That’s very disheartening,” Phillips said of the penalties. “Ten of them were in the first half which really hurt our defense. I don’t know what pass interference is anymore. I thought the guy made a heck of a play to get the ball on the one-yard line. At the end of the game, we jumped offsides. When you know its third-and-one, those kind of penalties, there’s no excuse for those.”
The game was viewed as the first of three for former Cowboys Head Coach Wade Phillips in which to impress team owners enough to keep him on as the head coach for next season. There are already rumors that put Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien in the running.
Things can go from bad to worse next weekend as the Texans face Peyton Manning and the #1 Team in the AFC, the Denver Broncos.
“They’re the number one offense in the league. Not just him (Manning), but their whole offense, their offensive line, their running backs. They move the ball better than anybody in the league. I think we’re fourth now in people moving the ball on us. It’s a big challenge.”
Tickets and great seats are still available for this AFC match up.