Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wrap-up: Jets 30, Texans 27
By Paul Kuharsky
Some thoughts on the Houston Texans' 30-27 loss to the New York Jets.
What it means: The Texans fell to 4-6 with another terrible loss and are in last place in the AFC South.
What I didn’t like: Shockingly, the Texans gave up big pass plays at crucial moments, with a big gainer to Braylon Edwards and a last-second touchdown to Santonio Holmes. It’s hard to match the devastation that came with last week’s Hail Mary loss in Jacksonville, but Houston actually managed to do it. Mark Sanchez seemed able to complete slant passes at will, and the Texans struggling pass defense never seemed to find an answer for it.
What I liked: A 20-point fourth-quarter that brought them back from a big deficit and put them in front. But see “What I didn’t like” for what became of that. Arian Foster had a bad fumble, but his 28 touches turned into 143 yards and two touchdowns. Joel Dreessen did well with a 43-yard catch and run in wide open spaces that got the Texans within six midway through the fourth quarter.
Hot topic: What sort of resolve and mental toughness do this team have and how does Gary Kubiak factor in to it? We’ve had that discussion time and time again. It’s not losing any of its volume with this loss compounding last week’s.
What’s next: The Texans host the Titans for the first of the two meetings between the division rivals.