The entirety of the Texans nation wanted to see Brock Osweiler this past weekend but with the majority of the Texans’ offensive line missing, Coach Bill O’Brien wisely pulled him after three series’. Osweiler went 4-7 for 27 yards in the 24-13 victory. Osweiler is still learning the playbook in place and pulling him early was a smart move as was running the ball, which they did effectively.
“Like he (Osweiler) said after the game, we kept it pretty close to the vest,” O’Brien said. “We ran the ball quite a bit. We threw some quick game. He had one fade ball to DeAndre that was close. The DB made a really good play on it.
“We came out with a fairly basic scheme, but you know what?” Osweiler said. “No matter what the scheme is, it is our job as players to go out there and execute that scheme and make plays. I’m not going to get into what we did call, what we didn’t call. Bottom line is coach puts in a game plan and it is our job as players to execute that to the best of our abilities.”
The Houston Texans look to continue their winning ways as they travel East to visit the Buffalo Bills this Sunday for a noon match up. The Texans are coming off a 24-6 win over the New Orleans Saints and have won five out of their last six games. The match against the Bills should prove interesting as they too have playoff aspirations. For you Texans fans in New York, get your tickets here!
The Houston Texans first team has been sharp coming into week three of the NFL Preseason. With 23 and 27 points scored over Minnesota and Miami, more of the same was expected against the New Orleans Saints and while they did manage to score 23 points, the Saints second team managed two scores to win the game 31-23.
Veteran receiver Andre Johnson looked great in his third preseason game and caught seven of eight passes thrown his way for 131 yards.
”When we sit down and game plan I try to figure out ways to get Andre the ball,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. ”It’s a compliment to the other guys that Andre’s able to get the ball so much.”