Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The Texans have absolutely dominated action Sunday, but have kept the other team involved because of missed opportunities.
Houston held the ball for over 21 minutes in the first half against Pittsburgh and lead 10-0 at the break. It should be 17-0, but a penalty overturned a blocked field goal touchdown as time was running out in the first half.
Texans safety Danieal Manning was called for a block in the back that killed the touchdown. He was hitting the holder on the punt (Daniel Sepulveda) who was 15 yards behind the play. Oy. It was Houston’s eighth penalty of the half.
On the bright side, Houston has looked like the better team by far despite Andre Johnson’s injury. Then again, the Texans looked like the better team in the first half against New Orleans last week too.
UPDATE: The Texans are calling the injury a hamstring problem. For now.