Hot Streak: 7 Straight Wins

Written by: Keith "Grizz" Crear | SFL Photographer/Sports Blogger 

After taking home the "W" against the Redskins, 23-21 on Sunday, the Texans have won seven straight games. Houston has the lead in the AFC South after the Titans lost to the Colts on Sunday, and  are in a position where they could make a solid run at the Play-offs. O'Brien commented on the win from yesterday.

“[It] wasn’t clean, but we know there is something about this team right now,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “They have a strong belief in each other and came up big in the end. The defense did a good job and the offense did just enough.”

The Texans defense held its own on Sunday. They brought the pressure as usual and kept the Redskins on their toes. The BIG defensive play of the game was the 101 yard interception Pick 6 return by rookie Justin Reid. Without the pressured play of the defense, the Texans could of possibly lost that game. But let's celebrate 7 straight right now.

Houston became only the second team in NFL history to win seven straight games after an 0-3 start since the 1925 Giants. BOOM!

There are still things Houston needs to fix to make a deep playoff run. Watson needs to get back to protecting the football and avoid getting hit.  He threw 2 interceptions on Sunday while completing 16 of 24 passes totaling 208 yards with a touchdown. The Texans only converted one touchdown on offense, which was in the first quarter to wide receiver D.Hop who finished the game with five catches for about 56 yards.

I have said this in conversation with other sports enthusiast, the Texans HAVE to keep and maintain the momentum to win games other than by field goals. When it comes to the playoffs and the intensity increases, you have to be able to put points up on the board. Even though they are in a good position for a solid playoff run,  Jadeveon Clowney was clear he’s not trying to look ahead that far just yet.

“For us, it’s just one game at a time. And right now, it’s get ready for Tennessee and try to win our eighth straight,” Clowney said. “We’re not looking ahead right now. We’re just trying to look for the next game on the schedule and just try to win them all one game at a time.”


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