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Open Game Day Thread Pt. II: Texans v. Rams

Follow the Texans as they seek to right the ship that is their 2013 season against the Rams in Battle Red Blog's second live open game thread.

A man and his football.
A man and his football.
Bob Levey

Your staring quarterback Matt Schaub is 11-of-14 for 153 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. Meanwhile, Arian Foster has 98 yards on 10 carries with 46 receiving yards to boot.

Still, your Houston Texans trail the St. Louis Rams 17-6 at halftime. 

The reasons why are a DeAndre Hopkins fumble and a bad Shane Lechler punt that set up St. Louis with short fields to traverse. Additionally, on all three Rams scoring drives, penalties helped St. Louis keep drives alive. Houston has been penalized seven times for 95 yards. Finally, the Texans continue to struggle in the red zone as Randy Bullock has made field goals of 20- and 35-yards, but he's making kicks, right?!

It's not to knock St. Louis, as they are capitalizing on Houston's numerous mistakes, but make no mistake: The Texans are playing a terribly undisciplined brand of football and it is frustrating. I'll take this moment to specifically point out Derek Newton's horrid play today.

Houston, for the first time all season, will get the ball first coming out of halftime. It's a key drive for Schaub and the offense as Houston needs points to begin trimming this 11-point lead. 

The comments are all yours, BRBers. Be prolific in your brilliance.

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