I really hate being wrong. I said the Texans would win 33-24, and they won 34-24. That kinda sucked. (sarcasm)
There was an air show on Sunday but it wasn’t from the Texans. Arian Foster won’t run for 231yards every week, but he proved that he has the ability to handle the load for the Texans. It wasn’t the best defense that he could have faced but the Colts did play in the Superbowl last year, so it was still impressive. I would have liked to have seen some more passes, but establishing the run game like this will have teams gameplanning for the Texans a little differently.
With the offense finding a new way to win, the defense had a good but not great season opener. The D only came up with 2 sacks (one for Mario Williams), but Peyton Mannig was throwing a lot of quick passes. The D did a great job holding the Colts scoreless in the first and third quarters.
Zac Diles really stepped up getting 12 tackles (9 solo), but it was Mario Williams hitting Peyton 5 times and Antonio Smith hitting Peyton 3 times that helped force the Colts to punt 5 times. Overall, the defense looked good. Thankfully the Texans don’t play against Peyton Manning every week.
The Houston Texans should have a lot of confidence going into Washington next week. Let’s see if the Texans use some play-action.
I think the Texans saw my keys to victory, I’im not sure.
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Written by Jon Lopez