Even After QB Change, the Texans Still Can’t Be Taken Seriously

December 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Houston Texans received an early Christmas gift on Saturday. Thanks to a listless performance from the Indianapolis Colts and a brutal injury that befell Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, a murky playoff picture in the AFC South cleared considerably.
All the Texans had to do was beat the floundering Cincinnati Bengals and the division title was theirs.
Houston cashed in, winning the game 12-10. But amid the smiles and confetti, something is most assuredly rotten in Houston. This win was the Chia Pet of Christmas gifts—an unimpressive effort that did absolutely nothing to change the perception that the Texans' playoff run will be short-lived.
The big reason isn't hard to see. Houston might have a new quarterback in Tom Savage, but the team has the same old problems.
Heading into Saturday's game, veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown told Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com he was impressed with how Savage had carried himself the week before his first c...

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