Houston we have a problem. The Texans began the season on a high note, knocking off the Redskins, Raiders and the Buffalo Bills with only one loss to the Giants in between. Then they went into Dallas and lost a 17-20 heart breaker and last night followed up with a crushing 33-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The Texans fell behind very early and had to fight back from a 24-0 first quarter blitz. The defense came alive and held the Colts to three points in the 2nd quarter while the Texans ripped off two touchdowns in under two minutes cutting the score 28-14 by halftime.
“You’re going up and down on the sideline screaming at everybody: ‘Don’t take your foot off the gas,'” Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano said. “Next thing you know, just like that (it’s close). It’s never over in this league.”
The Texans scored 14 more points in the second half to Indie’s six and had an opportunity to win the game but Fitzpatrick had the ball stripped from him with under two minutes to play by Berjeron Werner.
“I was trying to make a play … just poor ball security,” Fitzpatrick said.
The Number One pick in the 2014 draft, Jadeveon Clowney, will be for the foreseeable future after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
The Texans jumped out to a 14-6 halftime lead before closing the game out with a 17-6 victory at home. This week figures to be a bit more difficult a task as they face the team their former starting quarterback now plays for. Matt Schaub was traded to the Raiders earlier this year.
The Texans have signed veteran free agent quarterback , who will compete with T.J. Yates and undrafted rookie Case Keenum for the backup role to .
Beck (6-2, 215), a second-round draft pick out of Brigham Young in 2007, spent the last three seasons with the Washington Redskins. The Redskins run a very similar offensive system to the Texans’ under Mike and Kyle Shanahan.
Schaub is recovering from a Lisfranc injury and will not participate in the team portions of organized team activities (OTAs), which begin May 21. That will give Yates, Keenum and Beck plenty of reps leading up to training camp. Yates has a leg up in the competition after starting seven games for the Texans, including two in the playoffs, as a rookie last season.
Beck, 30, has started seven games in his career — four with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie in 2007 and three with the Redskins in 2011. He has thrown for 1,417 yards with a 58.6 completion percentage, three touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 67.6 passer rating.