Texans look for improvement before trip to Denver


Brock Osweiler is a marked man. He also had a receiving touchdown on a ten-yard catch-and-run late in the fourth quarter.

Osweiler heard all of this.

"Since I've been here, we've been winning", running back C.J. Anderson said.

Numerous fans missed the heroics. And in the area of pas rush, the Colts managed just one sack (hello, Robert Mathis) and five quarterback hits.

They had seen enough and left the place, another type of statement in itself. Then in overtime, they lost 26-23.

In fact, his career high rushing game of 73 rushing yards and his only rushing touchdown actually came against the Colts in last year's season finale.

Unless he somehow mounts a ridiculous turnaround, Osweiler will go down as one of the biggest free agent busts in National Football League history.

In London against the Jaguars, the Colts' penultimate drive was short-circuited when a pass from Andrew Luck to tight end Dwayne Allen was broken up on fourth-and-1 near midfield. Osweiler and Houston's offense struggled to get going and early and Osweiler had negative-9 yards passing in the first quarter. My beef with Houston fans is when things look good, it's "we're going all the way" or when the team whoever it is has one bad night it is "get rid of this guy, fire the coach, fire the waterboy".

"For all of the negativity, the booing, I understand it". We corrected ourselves. Defensively played well in the second half. "He kept doing his job, and I'm so proud of his effort". "They ignored the outside noise, ignored the boos". It is time for this group to put things together, we are nearly at the half way point in the season yes the AFC South is the Texans to lose. But he did know head coach Gary Kubiak's system well enough to manage games for the Broncos past year. I'll raise my hand but was I ever wrong, after what looked like another National TV flop the Houston Texans kicked it into another gear.

Osweiler defended those absences saying he had needed to attend the Texans voluntary organized team activities, which occurred during the White House trip.

In addition, BRONCOS offense back under the command of QB Trevor Siemian was hardly worthy of prime time, gaining only 304 total yards. A lot of good football there.

That might also be interpreted to project that a pick is coming. He's thrown at least one interception in every game this season.

It may sound a little exhausted to call this a measuring stick game for the Texans quarterback after he already faced the Minnesota Vikings' defense and lost 31-13, though Denver's defense provides some unique challenges of its own. "We need to do it for four quarters and not wait until the end, but it shows you that he has the ability and the mind-set and determination and confidence to lead the team back from just a very deep hole that we were in". "We've got to play better".

BRONCOS head coach Gary Kubiak, who will be returning from a medically mandated one-game hiatus, previously had a mini-stroke in 2013 while coaching Texans that sidelined him for 10 days. Nearly as hastily as observers acknowledged the Broncos' power following their 27-7 win over the Buccaneers on October 2, the tables have turned to point out their chinks in the armor.