Win Streak Continues: 9 Wins in A Row

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

Win Streak Continues:

On Sunday at NRG Stadium, The Texans took their 9th consecutive win over the Cleveland Browns. As usual, the Texans go strong in the first half, and seem to fizzle out in the second. But we will talk about that a little later.

Watson threw 22/31 for a total of 224yards and Lamar Miller rushed for 108yrds in yesterdays game. The Houston Texans defense gave rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield hell yesterday. Despite the Houston defense being unable to sack Mayfield, they pressured him to throw 3 interceptions all in the second quarter. Andre Hal, Zach Cunningham, and Jonathon Joseph snatched the 3 attempted passes from Mayfield. Those strong defensive plays combined with some offensive aggression gave the Texans the locomotive traction to gain FULL momentum to give them a  23-0 pt lead at the end of the first half. Fairbairn was a perfect 5-of-5 on field goals, which is a new career high, with the longest being from 53 yards out.

As the second half got under way, it seemed the Browns were gonna make a push for a comeback but bad luck stuck to Mayfield late in the third quarter. Wideout Antonio Callaway was set to score a FOR sure touchdown when Justin Reid punched the ball out of Callaway’s arms at the 2-yard line as Aaron Colvin recovered and giving the Texans possession. THIS play right here, showed the aggressive, “Dont give up” attitude that takes a rookie player to becoming a great player for the ability to make major key plays. 

Now earlier on in the season, I said that, performance will keep the Texans in the running for the BIG GAME. Yes, despite the 9 game win streak, the Texans have to improve on game play CONSISTENTLY throughout all four quarters. In the first half, they were super aggressive and when they returned to the third and fourth quarters, the steam seemed to have fizzled. If they dont consistently play aggressively they will lose against the Colts. With teams like the Saints, Chiefs, and Rams on the horizon for the Super Bowl spot, the Texans have to make sure they keep the scoreboard train rolling throughout all 4 quarters if they plan on not ONLY making an appearance, but potentially bringing the trophy home to Houston. 

However, they RESPECTFULLY won 9 games in a row, coming from an 0-3 record and they RIGHTFULLY deserve the league’s respect. 

So, Hey Dawg Pound  fans we left the kennels outside for ya! 

Final score, Texans 29, Browns 13.

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