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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Andre Johnson: 'We suck'

By Tania Ganguli

HOUSTON -- Andre Johnson has a succinct way with words. He was asked for his assessment of today's 13-6 loss to the once-bottom feeding Jacksonville Jaguars.

"We suck," he said, then continued after a pause. "As an offense. That's pretty much it."

Johnson entered the game with 890 catches. He finished it with 892. A week after visible frustration on the sideline and audible frustration in the Texans' locker room after the game, he caught two passes for 36 yards. Quarterback Case Keenum targeted Johnson six times, once on a pass so high that a powerful hit by a Jaguars defensive back knocked the ball from Johnson's hands.

Asked if this was the toughest time for the franchise, something he's answered before, Johnson said it was. This is a team whose offense hasn't always been great, but neither has it often been as inept as it was on Sunday, when Keenum threw for 169 yards and the Texans rushed for 77 yards -- 74 from rookie Dennis Johnson.

"You’re not going to play perfect every single game, but I mean, it’s been bad, you know?" Johnson said. "They were booing us last week. They booed us before. I said it before, if we’re not putting good stuff on the field, we ain’t giving them nothing to cheer about. They booed. They should boo."

Johnson was asked if this is the worst team in the NFL.

"I think our record shows it," he said. "Yeah, if you look at our record, yeah, we’re the worst team."