Every time we keep saying the Houston Texans have hit a new low, they wind up falling even further.
The Texans fell behind 14-0 last night and lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 to drop to 2-11 on the season. Backup quarterback Matt Schaub replaced starter Case Keenum again and threw a touchdown pass, but also threw a late interception that killed any chance of a comeback.
“With two minutes left and no timeouts we were trying to get chucks of yardage to get to where we could take shots at the end zone,” Schaub said. “I was just trying to make a play. I probably should have checked down.”
The Texans also committed a whopping 14 penalties during the game, and coach Gary Kubiak says the buck stops with him.
“They were huge penalties. That’s on me. I’m the coach. It’s discipline. It’s ridiculous,” Kubiak explained.
Kubiak also talked about why he made the decision to replace Keenum, who threw a touchdown pass and an interception.
“He’s a dang good player. He’s going to play a lot more football. I have a lot of confidence in him. You all know that. I always have. He went in there and showed he’s totally locked in on what’s been going on,” Kubiak explained.
But apparently not locked in enough judging by his interception late in the game.
The Texans have now lost 11 straight. That’s the longest losing streak in franchise history. They are also the not so proud owners of the worst record in the league and are the leading the race for the top pick in next year's draft.
The Texans are now off until a week from Sunday, when they have a date with Andrew Luck and the Colts in Indianapolis.