There’s a faint glow on the eastern horizon. Pitch black is orchestrated to the tunes of early and light blues and oranges. A red nipple is beginning to protrude out from nothingness. Our personal nightmare is close to coming to an end. The 2020 Houston Texans season has almost run its course.
There’s just one game left. What was hoped to be a Week 17 AFC South Championship Game, the type of game we’ve always dreamed of, is instead a meaningless game for the Texans. Houston can only turn champagne into piss by beating the Tennessee Titans. Mike Vrabel’s team needs a win to clinch the AFC South over the Indianapolis Colts (unless the Colts lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars today, which could mean Indy would miss the postseason entirely, making this game effectively meaningless for everyone). Derrick Henry is 223 yards from 2,000 rushing yards on the season. He’s going to break that mark as Zach Cunningham falls forward and Tyrell Adams slings him across the universe.
All Houston has left is Deshaun Watson. He’ll try to stretch the franchise passing touchdown record against a porous Tennessee defense in what would need to be a shootout for Houston to have a chance to do the unthinkable. We also get Charlie Heck pass sets in his first career start, Roderick Johnson down and reach blocks, and Houston’s interior getting mangled by Jeffery Simmons. We’ll witness David Johnson showing what he can do with the ball in his hands, Kahale Warring’s stunning biceps, and Brandin Cooks running crossing routes against Adoree Jackson and Malcolm Butler. What a beautiful day for a football game. What a wonderful set of events that are about to transpire.
This is your spot to hang out until kickoff. The first quarter thread will be posted at 3:15 p.m. CST. Until then, happy holidays and enjoy your morning.