The Houston Texans may be the best team in the NFL that goes unnoticed by most fans outside of the state of Texas. Following their 0-3 start, the Texans have reeled off seven straight wins and have gone from a team that had fans throwing in the towel after the first month of the season to fanatics daydreaming of a Super Bowl appearance!
According to abc13.com report, the Texans defeated the Washington Redskins 23-21 on Sunday afternoon to keep their winning streak alive. While the statistics may not look terribly impressive on paper, all that matters in the end is earning the win – and the Texans did just that.
A sign of a good team is when they look sluggish, yet somehow, someway they still do enough to walk off the field victorious. In Week 11, it was big plays by the Houston defense that made up for an inconsistent offensive performance.
With 2:38 left in the first half and the Texans leading 10-7, the Washington Redskins were in the red zone poised to take a 14-10 lead. Thanks to Houston rookie safety Justin Reid, that didn’t happen. Reid picked off Redskins quarterback Alex Smith and returned the interception 101-yards to give the Texans a 17-7 lead.
Reid’s 101-yard interception for a touchdown made a bit of Texans history as well. His pick-six effort was the third-longest touchdown play in Texans history.
While the Texans are jubilant about the win, it did come at a high price for Redskins quarterback Alex Smith. Smith reportedly broke his leg in two different places on a sack he suffered in the second half. Ironically, it was 33-years to the day the former Washington Redskins QB Joe Theismann suffered an awful break in his leg against the New York Giants.
The Texans will now try to extend their win streak to eight consecutive next weekend when they host the Tennessee Titans on Monday, November 26 from NGR Stadium.
The schedule over the next month is very friendly for the Texans as they will play three of their next four games at home versus teams they will most likely be favored against.
Following Houston’s Monday night battle against the Titans, they will host the Cleveland Browns on December 2, followed by the Indianapolis Colts on December 9. The Texans next road game will occur on December 15 when they travel to Metlife Stadium to take on the New York Jets.