With a 16-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday afternoon, the Houston Texans have moved into first place in the AFC South with the Colts third loss in a row. The caveat being, that former discarded Cowboy Quarterback Brandon Weeden led the Texans to the win after quarterback T.J. Yates went down with a knee injury.
“He’s (Weeden) a pro, he acts like a pro, he carries himself like a pro, he is a pro,” coach Bill O’Brien said. “Look, I’m not sure he has the whole offense down pat, but I think he has enough that he can go in there and function.
Weeden, the third string QB was inserted after starter Brian Hoyer was ineligible due to concussion protocols and after backup T.J. Yates went down with a minute and change left in the first half. The win in Indy was the teams first in 14 tries.
“I’ve only been here a month, but I found out early in the week that we had never won here and I think guys were hungry,” Weeden said. “I think guys kind of knew what we were playing for and all that was at stake.”
The Texans will hit the road after Christmas to take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday and with a win over the Titans move a step closer to securing their third Division Title in five years. For Titan fans hitting the road, plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today and help cheer on your Texans on the road!
Arian Foster on offense and J.J. Watt on defense. If only the Jacksonville Jaguars had that to deal with, but the Houston Texans brought all guns blazing. Foster ran for 149 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown and Ryan Fitzpatrick was a smoking 13-19 for 135 yards and a rushing touchdown.
“We are in a must-win situation now,” star defensive end J.J. Watt said. Watt finished the game with 3 sacks and 5 QB hits. “We have strung two together and we need to continue to do it. We need to go on the road (at Indy) and try to do it again this week.”
As Watt said, his Texans are on the road next week facing the hot Indianapolis Colts this week. The Colts have reeled off three wins in a row, defeating the Cleveland Browns yesterday on a last minute drive orchestrated by Andrew Luck.
Tickets for the Texans/Colts game are still available so be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your Houston Texans!
The Houston Texans will walk into Heinz Field trying to stay above the .500 mark. Problem is, so will the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both teams are sitting at 3-3. The Texans are on a two game losing streak while the Steelers have gone 1-2 over their last three games.
The Texans are coming off a 5-point loss to the Indianapolis Colts, while the Steelers were thumped by the Cleveland Browns 10-31.
Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available so be sure to get out and support your Texans on the Road!