The Texans head into the bye week on a high note after beating the Lions 20-13 in a rather uneventful game.
The Texans’ offense started the game promisingly. Early completions to C.J. Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin fueling the offense’s movement down the field. The Texans leaned more and more on their TEs with Griffin converting on a 3rd down to keep the drive going. That drive would eventually go on to end with a 6 yard touchdown pass to Fiedorowicz that pushed the Texans ahead. The Texans followed this up on their next offensive possession with another scoring drive. This one was by Lamar Miller after a one-handed DeAndre Hopkins grab pushed the Texans right down to the Lions’ 1 yard line. The Texans’ offense did eventually stall towards the end of 1st half after Johnson Bademosi picked off Brock Osweiler. The Lions then proceeded to march down the field in the dying seconds of the half and put their first points on the board, thanks to a Matt Prater field goal.
The Lions’ offense began to gain more consistent yardage after the break, utilising RB Theo Riddick and TE Eric Ebron in various passing situations to find gaps in the Texans’ coverage. It was Riddick who eventually found the end zone after a miscommunication amongst the Texans’ linebackers left Riddick wide open for the easy catch. The Texans’ offense kept the ball moving through the run game with Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue having big runs, which led to a Texans field goal that kept the Texans at a comfortable distance from the Lions. The Texans’ defense held the Lions at bay long enough for the Texans to close out the game and head into the bye 5-3.
If I’m honest, this was kinda boring, but it’s a win against a team which I don’t think many of us would have seen coming, so hey, it’s a good thing! Plus Brock had two drives where he didn’t look like garbage and the offense moved along nicely. That’s progress, I think. Regardless, I’m off to enjoy my victory scone, so I will turn to y’all in the comments. What did you think of today’s game? What stood out for you? Let us know in the comments below.