DeAndre Hopkins leads the way as Texans take halftime lead

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The quarterback situation in Houston may be a mess, but a receiver like DeAndre Hopkins can make a bad quarterback look good.

Hopkins made a sensational sideline catch on a deep ball from Brock Osweiler to pick up 38 yards, then caught a touchdown pass in the end zone to give the Texans a 20-7 lead before halftime.

Realistically, it’s hard to see how the Raiders can come back from a deficit like that in the second half. Oakland’ offense just hasn’t been able to get anything going with third-string quarterback Connor Cook at the helm.

Jadeveon Clowney has been nothing short of sensational for the Texans, flying all over the field, harassing cook and hitting Latavius Murray so hard on one play that Murray flew backward out of Clowney’s grasp before Clowney could wrap him up.

The Texans appear poised to advance to the divisional round of the playoffs. The Raiders will need to do something big to change that.

45 responses to “DeAndre Hopkins leads the way as Texans take halftime lead

  1. The Raiders made a lot of mistakes, lots of them, but worst of all was the play calling on both sides of the ball, IMO.

    The defense let them off the hook numerous times with bad play calling.

    On offense, why aren’t the Raiders throwing to their RB’s?

    That’s how they beat the Texans a few weeks ago.

    King’s punting has been a disappointment as well, too many mistakes all around.

  2. If they seriously have no intention of throwing the ball more than 2 yards down the field with Cook, just put McGloin in and throw Hail Mary’s. Can’t be any worse.

  3. I feel bad for Texan fans. Raiders defense makes any qb look good. Meaning the Texans will feel great about osweiller and keep him for next year. Then realize they played a horrible Raider Defense.

  4. The Raiders should just forfeit , and avoid any further embarrassment along with more serious injuries. Either of these teams will not get past The Pats next week.

  5. joetoronto says:
    Jan 7, 2017 6:11 PM
    The Raiders made a lot of mistakes, lots of them, but worst of all was the play calling on both sides of the ball, IMO.

    The defense let them off the hook numerous times with bad play calling.

    On offense, why aren’t the Raiders throwing to their RB’s?

    That’s how they beat the Texans a few weeks ago.

    King’s punting has been a disappointment as well, too many mistakes all around.
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    All that and the fact that Mack is nowhere close to what Von Miller is.

  6. With Carr in its a whole new ball game. It just isnt gonna happen. Coming from a Raiders fan.

  7. Southsander
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    We will save you a seat for next week. You ain’t going anywhere. You don’t even belong in the playoffs.

  8. This was obviously going to be the worst game of the weekend. Osweiler doesnt now how to throw a football and Cook is not anywhere near being an NFL qb. Lions/Hawks cant come soon enough.

  9. yourunclerico says:
    Jan 7, 2017 6:24 PM
    Hey donkeys
    Os sends his regards
    Hope you are enjoying the couch!!!!

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    HOU lucked out big time drawing the Faiders, see me next week when he’s choking the game away 😉

  10. orange and blue own the nfl says:
    Jan 7, 2017 6:35 PM
    yourunclerico says:
    Jan 7, 2017 6:24 PM
    Hey donkeys
    Os sends his regards
    Hope you are enjoying the couch!!!!
    ****
    HOU lucked out big time drawing the Faiders, see me next week when he’s choking the game away
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    Where will you be? Watching on TV from Denver?

  11. The L.a Raiders are horrendous. The worst playoff team I’ve seen in a very long time. The Raiders are embarrassing to watch.

  12. How did the Texans make the playoffs. Oh yeah they play in the AFC South. The worst Division. Second only to the NFC West.

  13. You cannot compete without an NFL qb. Brock is really bad but this poor Cook kid shouldnt even be on an NFL roster.This game is making me sad.

  14. And now, we have 8 months of Nation non-stop babble telling us how great the Raiders will be next season. Oakland Raiders, Commitment to Paper Championships.

  15. Where will you be? Watching on TV from Denver?

    ****

    Same thing I’d be doing either way since, you know, I’m not actually ON the team. Nice burn though.

  16. This is what happens in an NFL game when Laurel is qb’ing one team and Hardy is qb’ing the other. My eyes are bleeding.

  17. The only playoff that is going to be worse than this one is next week when the winner of this game gets throttled by the Chiefs or Patriots. One of them is getting a gift into the conference championship game

  18. OMG, this game is unwatchable. Most embarrassing playoff game in NFL history. The Raiders have no third down conversions. I’m going out for a run.

  19. Although. I do find it extremely humorous that Cook will have more playoff experience than any other Raider qb on the roster.

  20. nflfolly says:
    Jan 7, 2017 6:43 PM
    How did the Raiders ever get in the playoffs. What crappy team.

    how did they get there/ maybe finishing 12-4? and if carr was in, houston would be getting spanked

  21. Raider Nation will believe they lost this game because of Carr’s injury, the refs, Goodell and global warming when the fact of the matter is the Raiders got beat in every phase of the game today, including coaching.

  22. Osweiler is such a dope. I can’t stand listening to Gruden talk about the Texans. Why not mention they play in the worst division in the NFL?

  23. orange and blue own the nfl says:
    Jan 7, 2017 6:35 PM
    yourunclerico says:
    Jan 7, 2017 6:24 PM
    Hey donkeys
    Os sends his regards
    Hope you are enjoying the couch!!!!
    ****
    HOU lucked out big time drawing the Faiders, see me next week when he’s choking the game away
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    Unless they allowed lasers (again) Carr wouldn’t have made much of a difference.

  24. Every NFL team needs 2 good QBs. I hope JDR and Reggie McKenzie get the message. My Raiders have NO backup. Drafting one this year should be a priority.

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