From the Armchair: Houston Texans, Week 2

9/16/13 in NFL   |   HouTxFan   |   5193 respect

DeAndre HopkinsOne thing is for certain, Texans fans do not need to worry about their team peaking too early in the season this year.  In fact, they were lucky as heck their team managed to once again eke out a victory, topping the Tennessee Titans 30-24 in overtime.
 
The Good
  • DeAndre Hopkins – Andre Johnson, one of the most revered figures in Houston sports history, made a great catch to set up the Arian Foster touchdown and 2-point conversion that tied the game at 24.  The comeback wouldn’t have been possible, though, without the play of Matt Schaub’s shiny new toy, rookie WR DeAndre Hopkins.  Hopkins, or “Baby Dre” as I was affectionately calling him by game’s end, finished with 7 catches for 117 yards – one being for the winning touchdown.  A star just may have been born today, and I doubt anybody’s happier about that than the original Dre, Andre Johnson.  Batman finally has his Robin!  [It’s corny, I know, but humor me here...I had a heart-stopping, gut-wrenching afternoon.]
  • Shane Lechler – Who knew punters were lovable?  Lechler is a weapon, and I think I’m already…at least really, really fond of him and his booming foot.
  • Gary Kubiak conquers the Play Challenge Monster – Kubiak, who doesn’t have much luck with challenging plays calls, actually won two challenges today.  An overturned call resulted in the Texans being awarded a pivotal safety in the 4th quarter, and Andre Johnson wasn’t credited with his catch that set up Arian Foster’s late game heroics until it was reviewed.  Way to go Gary! 
The Bad
  • Matt Schaub and the O-line – Schaub threw a pick-six with about 5 minutes left in the game to put the Texans behind 24-16.  His O-line did him no favors today.  He was under fire during much of the game, but he really put his team in a hole with little time left to overcome it.  Fortunately, Schaub got into a rhythm and was able to come through in the clutch with the help of Andre, DeAndre and Arian.
  • Andre Johnson’s Early Exit – Johnson left the game late in the 4th quarter after a big hit by Titans safety Bernard Pollard.  He is being evaluated for a possible concussion.  Get well soon Dre!
The Ugly
  • Randy Bullock – The kicker the Texans drafted in the 5th round in 2012 spent last season on injured reserve.  A less than stellar start to the 2013 season may make him, and the team, wish he was on IR again this year.  His game-winning FG in week 1 bailed him out of a 1 for 2 performance.  No such luck this week, when going 0 for 3 left the Texans needing a two-point conversion to tie the game.  The Texans are supportive of their young kicker now, but they may not be for much longer.
The Best
  • Thanks to Edge-of-Your-Seat Comebacks the last 2 weeks, the Texans are sporting a 2-0 record, and fans know we have a resilient team, but bless my heart our hearts…I’m just not sure how much more of this I can we can take. Go Texans!
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9/17/13   |   Jess   |   34902 respect

I was happy to see they came through with a win. A lot of last-minute heart attack games this week!

9/16/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect


Maybe they just wanted to get their fans juices flowing with some early season dramatics ! Mission accomplished  enlightened

2-0 anyway ya can get it  yes

9/16/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61976 respect

YAY Texans...and phew!

He's missed 4 FG's in 2 games?! It may be time to go. Ugh. You have one job...

9/16/13   |   JenX63   |   32817 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
I swear they're trying to kill me.

lol..naw, just trying to keep it exciting!

9/15/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5193 respect

JenX63 wrote:
I watched this game, holding my breath. WTG Texans!

I swear they're trying to kill me.

9/15/13   |   JenX63   |   32817 respect

I watched this game, holding my breath. WTG Texans!