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Houston Texans Final Score/Post-Game Recap: Browns 10, Texans 7

Keep running, running.

NFL: Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t think many people could have predicted this game being such a low scoring effort from both sides. Arguably, the most excitement from this game came from Mother Nature and a friendly neighborhood pigeon.

The Texans offensive slumber persisted as the running game seemed to be stagnant, and Deshaun Watson was having some trouble connecting on more than a few passes. It certainly didn’t help that the offensive line crumbled like a Chips Ahoy cookie on a QB Draw on 4th down. Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a kick. Duke Johnson performed as well as he could against the Browns staunch front seven. Myles Garrett, for as big and strong as he is, can keep pace with Deshaun Watson. What a freak. Pharaoh Brown had a nice TD grab in the 4th quarter to pull the game within a score.

Houston’s defense was rough. For some reason, the Browns just didn’t pound the rock as often as they should have. They must have taken a page out of the Jaguars “let’s not take advantage of our opponent’s weakness” playbook. With a one-two punch of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, Cleveland could have been even more effective. They only realized what they needed to do in the 4th quarter. Cory Liuget got a sack; that’s about it. Vernon Hargreaves III is as bad as ever.

Injury-wise, it seemed to be a relatively clean game, so at least that was going for us?

All in all, this wasn’t fun. When both teams are this incompetent, how could it be? Next week we’ll be looking at a matchup against the Patriots. Even with a weaker team, good ol’ Emperor Palpatine should have a few tricks up his sleeve for us. Never forget the pigeon.