The Houston Texans won a 37-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In this breathtaking performance, there had to be some good, some bad and some ugly. It’s hard to talk about anything negative after such a refreshing win like this.
With the Houston Texans sitting atop the AFC South (even if it only lasts a week). Let’s talk about the good, the bad and the ugly that we saw in the Texans’ opener of the season.
The Good: Tim Kelly’s Offensive
Tim Kelly had to change something after the first practice resulted in a three-and-out for the Houston Texans. After that, Tyrod Taylor led the offense to a 14-0 first quarter lead. Seeing Taylor drive the ball into Jaguars territory and throw touchdown passes at Texas-born David Johnson and Danny Amendola was a confidence-building factor for the silent leader of the Texans’ offense.
The Bad: David Culley’s penalty decision
David Culley spent over 27 years coaching in the NFL, and since it was his first as a head coach, mistakes were inevitable. At the start of the second quarter, Culley accepted a penalty Jacksonville committed while Trevor Lawrence’s pass fell incomplete. He would have finished 4th.
Accepting the penalty kicked Jacksonville back in a third and long, which they converted to points later in the drive after a brutal setter roughs it up against the Texans. While that touch would end up being a whisper over a scream, at the time, it made the game as close as it had been all afternoon.
The Ugly: Fill in the blank
When the Texans score nearly 40 points in a stunning way, there isn’t much to say about the Texans from what has been filmed. So it’s like a free bingo square, fill it in if you want. But it was a very positive day for the Texans on the pitch.