It took four weeks for it to happen, but it finally happened. The Houston Texans won a football game. After losing to Kansas City, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Minnesota, after a goal line failure decapitated Bill O’Brien’s time in Houston, Romeo Crennel, vaunted leader of men, led the Houston Texans to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
So many of the things we have been clamoring for, that we’ve been wanting to see, were on display in this win over the Jaguars. Deshaun Watson threw the ball down field against the league’s worst pass defense, beginning with Houston’s first offensive play of the game, Crennel didn’t take the coward’s path; he went for it on 4th and 4, leading to a Houston touchdown, and they used more spread and empty passing formations. Voila! The Texans had their biggest offensive output of the you g season with 30 points.
Defensively, the 14 points allowed is a little misleading. Jacksonville missed two field goals. Doug Marrone beer-bonged a high gravity at halftime and okayed a 4th and 2 half back pass attempt that failed miserably. Houston’s defense played alright, considering everything. They worked hard and tackled better. Their sacks were the result of playing to the whistle and lassoing Gardner Minshew II when he moved around the pocket. With a lead, they didn’t have to worry about their run defense getting chewed up.
None of this really matters, though. Analysis is empty and meaningless. The only thing that matters is that we have our football team back. Bill O’Brien is gone. The sun is bright and full. This is what the future looks like. And dammit, isn’t it beautiful?