Sunday, January 05, 2020
A Texans Playoff Game For The Ages
So many folks were glued to their televisions that I heard or saw no cars rolling up or down the streets of my neighborhood during the roughly three hours the game was on
I was not a happy camper during the first half as the Texans stunk up NRG Stadium with one of their patented slow starts. Deandre Hopkins was being shut out, and the one pass he caught in the first half he fumbled
Down 13-0 at halftime, visions of Houston area Cowchip fans hatin' danced in my head and only added to the frustration of watching what was looking like another Bill O'Brien orchestrated early round playoff failure.
The Texans then scored 19 unanswered points to take a 19-16 lead.
Buffalo fought back and got into position deep in Texans territory to kick a game tying field goal, but the Texans defense once again rose to the challenge and forced two huge losses, one on a 4th and 27 play to give the Texans the ball deep in Buffalo territory with a chance to close out the game
Instead of kicking the field goal that would have put them up by six points, the Texans went for it on 4th and 1 and failed. Buffalo said thank you very much for the reprieve and drove down the field with no time outs to get the Steven Hauschka field goal to send the game into overtime.
After both teams failed to score on their initial overtime possessions, then came the drive that will forever live in Texans playoff lore.
Next week we play the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional round, and we'll see if the Texans can keep the momentum going