There were two things to look for in the final game of the Texans’ season.
One was a win, and the other was a loss.
The Texans were supposed to get their first win of the season, and they were supposed get it at home.
They got a blowout win, but that was the only thing to really count.
And that is exactly what happened.
The only thing that matters is a win.
There are few things more satisfying than watching your team win and watching your opponents lose.
The Houston Texans did just that on Sunday, and their victory came in the form of a second straight defeat.
This loss was not an aberration.
The team was playing with a lack of confidence.
Houston lost their top offensive tackle, J.J. Watt, to a season-ending injury in the second quarter.
They lost their starting linebacker, Jadeveon Clowney, to season-long ACL surgery.
They had to turn to backup quarterback Matt Schaub for most of the game, as he missed the first five games with a broken collarbone.
Houston had been playing well early in the season and had a couple of wins on the road before the Texans fell apart in their last game.
They were supposed, as coach Bill O’Brien said after the game that the Texans were “getting a little bit better every week.”
But after two losses to start the season this year, Houston lost two of three in a row, and O’Bannon has been sacked more times than he’s thrown passes in the first half of the year.
The offense was starting to look a lot like the offense that O’Meara had been running since the beginning of the 2016 season.
Houston was scoring touchdowns on a daily basis, and those touchdowns were all coming on plays that were meant to put pressure on the defense.
The defense, which was supposed to have been the key to the Texans offense, was playing a lot better on the ground, and it was allowing so many big plays that they were actually allowing touchdowns.
That is what is troubling for O’Neil.
The second-year defensive coordinator has been trying to turn things around and improve his defense.
Houston went 0-3 this year and had lost six of their previous seven games.
This was O’Neal’s team.
They wanted to be good.
They didn’t want to be bad.
That wasn’t the case.
The last two games of the 2017 season had been very much a case study in how far Houston has fallen.
The franchise was 0-2 in 2016.
Then it went 3-2.
And now it was 3-1.
The first loss of O’Neill’s tenure was a big one, and he had the Texans on the ropes early in Week 3, when they were down 17-0 at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Then the Texans blew the lead early in that game.
That set up the Houston defense.
They took care of business, but they didn’t do enough to close out the game.
The Jaguars led 26-13 early in overtime, and after O’Connell was sacked in the end zone, he fumbled the ball and was picked off at the Jacksonville 2-yard line.
The ball was returned for a touchdown by safety Donte Whitner, and that gave the Texans a 17-14 lead.
O’Donnell was picked up for a 2-minute offense and the Texans got another touchdown from Whitney Mercilus.
The next time the Texans played in Week 4, it was on the final drive of the first quarter.
Houston threw a deep pass to Clowney on third down, and then the Jaguars came right back to score.
The Chiefs had run a play-action fake that had been used so often that the Jaguars had to fake the play again and then run a fake to the right.
They ran a screen to Clowne, and when Clowney made the catch, O’Connor hit him in the chest for the touchdown.
Houston ran the clock down and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jerrel Jernigan.
The game was over when Clowne was flagged for a personal foul on Jernigan.
The crowd booed him, and a number of Texans fans started to cry.
OBrien tried to blame O’Connors misstep on the play, but he couldn’t come up with any excuses.
Ollie then went into his pregame press conference and blamed the refs for not calling a timeout on Clowney.
OConnor, meanwhile, tried to get Ollman to admit that it was a mistake.
He said the play had to be called.
That’s what O’Nell wanted to do.
Olli Ollis and the rest of the Houston coaching staff needed to admit to the world that it’s a mistake to not call a timeout after a player makes a catch.
OConnors play should have been called and it should have ended the game before it got that far.