The Houston Texan’s Struggles Continue As Losing Streak Streches to Ten Straight Games
The Houston Texans season has been in a seemingly uncontrollable spiral downward after they started the season 2-0. Since September 15th, the team has lost ten straight games, and have the worst record in the NFL as they sit at 2-10. That tenth loss came this past Sunday at the hands of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots by a score of 34-31.
Houston running back Ben Tate would lead the offense on Sunday as he racked up three touchdowns to go along with 102 yards on 22 carries. New England’s offense was off to a slow start as the Texans defense held Brady to a three-and-out on their opening series. The Patriot’s second drive ended in an interception on a pass intended for Rob Gronkowski by Houston's Johnathan Joseph recorded his second interception of the year. Randy Bullock’s 43-yard field goal just four plays later would give the Texans a 10-0 lead over the Patriots. The Patriots would find the endzone later in the first half but for the most part Wade Philips' defense held Tom Brady in check as they led 17-7 at half.
In the second half though, New England scored on five of their six possessions. Brady wasted no time adding touchdowns on his first three drives of the half. The game would come down to New England's kicker Stephen Gostowksi as he made a pair of 53-yard field goals in consecutive drives. The first kick tied the score 31-31 and the second gave the Patriots the lead with 3:12 remaining in the game. That would end up being enough to seal the win.
This loss will probably hurt a little more than the previous nine due to just how close they were to pulling this one out. Head coach Gary Kubiak and company at this point are just trying to find any way to break this streak. They will get another chance