Last night’s Texans game felt so familiar for a reason. It’s happened before this season four times.
According to manager of NFL Network research Matt Pomeroy, the 2010 Texans are the first team in NFL history to comeback from 14+ points down to lead or tie only to lose the game four times.
Here’s another: Three of the last four Texans’ losses have come with 10 seconds or less left or in OT. It says a lot that coach Gary Kubiak wouldn’t call last night’s game the toughest loss of the year.
“Tonight is a low point because it’s tonight,” Kubiak said via the Houston Chronicle.
This is a heartbreaking season for the Texans, and Monday night’s game was typical. Their comeback was unbelievably inspired, but they were terrible in the first half of the game, as usual.
For once, their defense played well — especially in the second half. But their special teams let them down. We continue to believe that Kubiak isn’t a goner for sure because Houston’s excellent offense deserves continuity.
There are no easy solutions in Houston for owner Bob McNair. (Although Florio will float one idea shortly.)