HOUSTON (AP)– The Houston Texans do not have much reason for optimism after Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh left them 0-3 for the second time in 3 seasons.The good news
for the Texans is that they simply need to seek to the 2018 season to see the prepare for a turn-around after a winless start. That year Houston rattled 9 straight wins after dropping the extremely first three computer game and went 11-5 to win the AFC South.Coach Expense O’Brien isn’t putting excessive stock in the truth that they have actually dug themselves out of the very exact same situation prior to and is merely concentrated on making sure his group plays much better.” Every year is numerous,” he stated.” There’s very little you can draw from that year … we have actually opened versus 3 outstanding groups and we have actually not clearly done enough to win any of those computer games. We did a lot of things( Sunday )that were decent however insufficient and we simply require to actually build on the things we’re being successful and really remedy the crucial things the things we’re avoiding doing well.” Quarterback Deshaun Watson played exceptional before halftime on Sunday
to help the Texans to a 21-17 lead. However he tossed an interception and had a hard time to move the offense as Houston was nothing in the second half of the 28-21 loss.Despite the tough start, Watson is positive that Houston can turn things around.
” We are what we are, 0-3 but there’s a good deal of positivity in this and we can’t
dwell on negativeness, “he stated. “We have actually got a lot more football to go … so it’s a great deal of opportunities out there. We have actually got to keep structure and keep pushing forward. I can’t let myself get dissuaded.” WHAT’S WORKING In his very first season without DeAndre Hopkins, Watson has in fact
done a great task of
expanding the ball around. He completed passes to 7 receivers in each of the past 2 video games and Houston has actually had a various gamer lead the group in backyards getting in its really first 3 games.WHAT REQUIRES AID The Texans are searching for methods to improve their run defense after giving
up 565 lawns hurrying this season, which is one of the most in the NFL. Houston has actually done a good job of stopping the run in the very first 3 quarters of its previous 2 video games nevertheless has in fact struggled to consist of runners in the 4th.” I do not understand why we can play the run well early on and not complete it,” protective end J.J. Watt stated.
” So, I require to get that response so we can figure it out … (because) you’re going to lose football games and we are losing football video games, and we need to win.” STOCK UP First-year Texan Randall Cobb had 4 receptions for a season-high 95 yards and his very first goal on Sunday.Watson specified he’s starting
to establish far better chemistry with his brand-new targets such as Cobb now that he has some games under his belt.
” We’re growing,” he stated.” We keep growing and we keep working. We keep structure. “STOCK DOWN Running back David Johnson had 77 lawns entering
the opener but has dealt with just 57 lawns rushing in the previous two computer game integrated. His performance in his first season in Houston after a trade from Arizona has left the Texans with the second-fewest yards entering the NFL with 198. INJURED Security A.J. Moore hurt his hamstring on Sunday and O’Brien stated he isn’t sure of his status versus the Vikings.KEY NUMBER 0– The Texans are the only group in the NFL that has actually not forced a turnover this season.NEXT STEPS The Texans need to determine how to repair their running concerns on both sides of the ball if
they want to
get their very first win on Sunday when they host the Vikings, who are likewise 0-3. The Vikings have actually also had
trouble stopping the run and are allowing practically 148 lawns rushing a video game. Nevertheless their running game has really been much better than Houston’s and the Texans will have their hands complete attempting to slow down Dalvin Cook, who ranks 3rd in the NFL with 294 backyards hurrying. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL!.?.!Facebook Email