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Texans Offense Fails Them Again In Loss To Colts


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The question Houston Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly must ask himself is, “Will it get better before it gets worse?”


The Texans lost to the Indianapolis Colts 31-0 on Sunday, their second scoreless outing of the season, and just like the 40-0 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills, Houston’s offense looked lethargic.


“We don’t have the consistency,” Texans head coach David Culley said. “We’re still having some breakdowns. “Basically, those things put us behind the chains.”


One glaring issue for the offense is their inability to put together successful plays to sustain drives. In their last three games, they have averaged less than 200 yards per game, running a total of 184 plays. That equates to a putrid 3.5 yards per play. Houston ranks last in the league in total yards, rushing yards, scoring, and next to last in passing yards.


“It’s not an ideal situation,” offensive coordinator Tim Kelly expressed during his weekly press conference on Thursday. “We get paid to figure it out. We have to do a better job; I have to do a better job of figuring out how to make sure we have more efficient runs and more success in that area.”


Houston may have to figure it out with a new signal-caller going forward as starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor left Sunday’s game with a right wrist injury. Taylor was removed from the game midway through the third quarter after revealing that he could not get a grip on the football to the medical staff.


Rookie quarterback Davis Mills finished the game but could not get anything going offensively, which seemed to be the theme of the offense for the day, producing just 141 total yards for the game.


“We had some opportunities today where we still messed up some things that we’d like to get corrected,” said Mills, who could start in his seventh game of the season against the Seahawks on Sunday. “We’ve just got to put together a full game and go out there and make plays.”

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