Some bullet-point thoughts on the Texans’ 38-20 loss at New Orleans Saturday night.
The Texans showed a serious lack of defensive intensity and said the effort looked like what they produced in their very poor three-game start in 2009. Bad tackling was an issue.
Reggie Bush gashed them for a 9-yard touchdown run up the middle as if he was a power back. On seven carries he averaged seven yards.
Arian Foster lost a fumble. We say it over and over because it’s such an issue – the Texans have to get creative and find ways to get their backs to hold on to the ball.
The Texans allowed the Saints two 11-play drives and a late 18-play drive. They resulted in 17 points.
Trindon Holliday hurt his campaign to win the return job with a fumbled punt.
Houston converted just 1-of-13 third downs and held the ball for only 20 minutes.