Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 4 hours ago
Osweiler was sacked twice, hit five times and repeatedly had to escape the pocket in Week 13 as head coach BIll O'Brien called the Texans' pass protection "terrible," Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "It's got to get a lot better. It was just not good enough. We've got to do a better job coaching it with the right protections. It just wasn't good enough. Brock was under pressure most of the day and had to run sometimes, had to move in the pocket. It just wasn't good enough," said the coach.
Despite the porous protection, Osweiler had one of his better games of the season. He was able to scramble for 20 yards and posted a season-best 97.6 quarterback rating. But O'Brien doesn't want to rely on Osweiler making plays under duress to win games, so addressing the protection issues will be paramount for the Texans, who have lost three in a row to find themselves in a three-way tie for first in the AFC South. Just as important will be getting Lamar Miller (22 yards, 1.6 ypc in Week 13) going. They have a big road game in Week 14 against Indianapolis, one of the teams tied with the Texans and who are feeling confident dismantling the Jets in Week 13.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 2 days ago
Osweiler completed 22 of 35 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the Packers. He also added 20 yards rushing on three carries.
Osweiler avoided any major mistakes in Week 13, coming off a poor three-interception performance against the Chargers in his previous start. Questions arose earlier in the week regarding the Texans' quarterback situation with backup Tom Savage in the conversation to potentially start over Osweiler, but coach Bill O'Brien didn't make any changes as Osweiler made a nice comeback effort in Green Bay. His next test will come in Week 14 against the Colts as Houston looks for their seventh win of the season.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 week ago4 Comments
Osweiler will be Houston's starting quarterback for Week 13's road game against Green Bay, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Osweiler will remain the starting quarterback despite throwing three interceptions and no touchdown passes in a disappointing home loss to the Chargers. Osweiler hasn't been very good on the road this season -- the team has lost four of five while Osweiler has a 67.3 QB rating -- but the Packers' pass defense ranks 21st in the NFL.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 week ago
Houston head coach Bill O'Brien was vague when responding to a question about replacing Osweiler with backup Tom Savage, telling Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans would "focus on improving and correcting mistakes."
Osweiler threw three interceptions without a touchdown in Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Chargers, and the team is last in the NFL in offensive touchdowns scored. We could cherry-pick other statistics to illustrate how poorly Osweiler has been this season, so naturally, the questions are starting. O'Brien showed a quick hook last season when quarterbacks didn't perform, but in 2016 he's stuck with Osweiler, owner of a $72-million contract. The next two games are against poor pass defenses (Green Bay, Indianapolis), so if a change were to made, now would be a good time.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 week ago
Osweiler completed 22 of 37 passes for 246 yards with no passing touchdowns and three interceptions Sunday against the Chargers. He also rushed three times for 23 yards and a touchdown in the 21-13 loss.
Osweiler took things into his own hands on a 1-yard keeper to open the scoring in the second quarter, but struggled from there on out with no more touchdowns and three interceptions the rest of the way. The three picks were a season high, and give the former Broncos quarterback a 12:13 touchdown to interception ratio with zero 300-yard passing performances in his first season with the Texans.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 2 weeks ago
Osweiler completed 26 of 39 passes for 243 yards, one touchdown, and one interception during Monday's loss to the Raiders.
Osweiler threw for a season-high 26 pass completions against the spotty Oakland pass defense, but was unable to lead a comeback effort in the fourth quarter. He would've notched another score as well, but receiver DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds along the sideline prematurely in what turned out to be an iffy call by the referees. Osweiler's favorite target Monday turned out to be tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, who was targeted 10 times and reeled in six catches for 82 yards. Osweiler figures to have another easy favorable matchup next week against the Chargers, but the Texans figure to continue relying on their rushing attack.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 3 weeks ago
Osweiler completed 14 of 27 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in Jacksonville.
It wasn't pretty, but Osweiler did just enough to propel his team to a 24-21 road victory. His touchdown passes went to a pair of unexpected targets in Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson. The offseason acquisition has played well enough to maintain the starting job, but isn't asked to shoulder much of the load most weeks as the Texans rely mostly on their running game and defense. Osweiler has been held below 200 passing yards in four of his past five games.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago1 Comment
Osweiler completed 20 of 29 passes for 186 yards with a touchdown and interception in Sunday's 20-13 victory over the Lions. He also lost three yards on three rushes.
While the fact that the Texans walked way with the victory is of overriding importance, the concerns regarding Osweiler persist after another lackluster outing. He averaged only 6.4 yards per attempt, and he's now failed to hit the 200-yard mark in three of his last four games, a fairly improbable feat for an NFL starting quarterback in an era that's heavily geared towards offense. While Osweiler's performances are enough to get by with in games in which the defense is able to exert its will on the opponent, Houston may well find itself at a disadvantage any time they have to keep pace or play from behind, a scenario that's already come to fruition on a couple of occasions this season. Following a Week 9 bye, Osweiler will face off against another underwhelming signal caller in Blake Bortles when the Texans tussle with the Jaguars.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago
Head coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday he hasn't considered benching Osweiler, ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop reports.
Osweiler bought himself some time when he directed an unlikely late comeback in Week 6 against the Colts. Of course, the phenomenal rally was quickly forgotten after he returned to the hideous form he's displayed most of the season in Monday's ugly 27-9 loss in Denver. The Texans will ultimately have little choice but to consider a change if Osweiler doesn't improve, though the team's other options -- Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden -- don't exactly inspire confidence. Osweiler likely still has a multi-week leash as the team prepares for a Week 8 contest against the Lions.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago
Osweiler completed 22-of-41 passes for 131 yards and a lost a fumble in Houston's 27-9 loss to Denver on Monday night.
Another road game, another Houston loss. The Texans have scored one meaningless touchdown in three road losses this season, getting outscored 85-22. Osweiler has a 58.9 rating outside of Texas, but he's hasn't been much better at NRG Stadium in Houston (83.2 rating). The Texans are dead last in the NFL with nine offensive touchdowns. There was the usual talk after the game about needing to fix the offense, but a change to head coach Bill O'Brien hasn't helped.