Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 3 days 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) 3 days 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.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 6 days ago
Osweiler (foot) was a full participant at Friday's practice.
Osweiler was added to Thursday's injury report and was on it again Friday, but has been a full participant both days and is expected to start Monday night in Denver.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 week ago
Osweiler was added to Houston's injury report Thursday with foot injury, but was a full participant in practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Osweiler is expected to play Week 7 against the Broncos on Monday night, but the foot is something worth monitoring leading up to the game.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 2 weeks ago
Osweiler completed 25 of 39 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over the Colts.
Osweiler was well on his way to a second straight disastrous performance, but Lamar Miller's huge rushing effort kept the team within striking distance, down by 14 points when they got the ball back with seven minutes remaining in the game. Osweiler completed 11 of his final 13 pass attempts in regulation, leading touchdown drives of 75 and 53 yards to improbably force overtime. After the Houston defense got a quick stop, Osweiler found Jaelen Strong for a 36-yard gain to set up the game-winning chip shot for K Nick Novak. While Sunday's finish was impressive, Osweiler has still struggled on the whole this season, completing just 59 percent of his passes and throwing eight interceptions in six games. He could be in for a rough Week 7, heading back to Denver to face his former team.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 3 weeks ago
Osweiler completed just 19 of 42 passes for 184 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Vikings.
Osweiler was atrocious in the first half, completing just 7 of 20 passes for 54 yards. He managed to improve his numbers slightly with the Vikings playing a more conservative defense to nurse a big lead in the second half, but was still stifled by a unit that has already had similar success against much more decorated signal callers this season. On the bright side, Osweiler's lone touchdown came to previously-slumping top receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Reestablishing a rapport with Hopkins will be key to the former Broncos quarterback's success down the road.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 4 weeks ago
Osweiler completed 25 of 37 passes for 254 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Titans. He also added a 14-yard touchdown in a 27-20 win.
Osweiler had to look for other receivers with Tennessee limiting DeAndre Hopkins to one catch, and was up to the challenge. He connected with tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz and wideout Will Fuller for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, but was pretty quiet after that. The big-armed quarterback still needs to work on his decision-making, as he has thrown six interceptions through four games.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago
Osweiler has displayed a tendency to lock onto his primary read, something the Patriots exploited in Houston's 27-0 loss in Week 3, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
On the one interception he threw Thursday, Osweiler locked onto DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter, failing to look off the defense or use a pump fake, leading to Jamie Collins picking him off. He'll need to break himself of that habit and vows to examine the tape and become a better quarterback. After a nice first week, of the season, Osweiler has thrown three interceptions to one touchdown in the previous two games.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago3 Comments
Osweiler completed 24 of 41 passes for 196 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 27-0 loss to the Patriots, while also getting sacked twice. He also gained 13 yards on his sole rush.
Another highly effective defensive game plan by Bill Belichick and his staff significantly limited the Texans and Osweiler, leading to their poorest showing of the season. Stalwart corner Malcolm Butler helped take dynamic rookie Will Fuller away for the majority of the night, while DeAndre Hopkins appeared to spend most of the contest bogged down by double coverage. It helped lead to Osweiler completing less than 50 percent of his targets (seven of 15) to his top two receivers and often having to settle for dump-off passes to tight end Ryan Griffin, who led the team in both receptions (eight) and targets (10). The 10-day break between games is likely a welcome break for the young signal-caller and the team as a whole after the blowout loss, one which they'll try to bounce back from in a Week 4 home date against the Titans.
Brock Osweiler QB HOU (9) 1 month ago1 Comment
Osweiler connected on 19 of 33 passes for 268 yards, one touchdown and two picks in Sunday's win over Kansas City. He lost three yards on two rushes.
Osweiler saw a more up-and-down performance in Week 2 against a defense superior to Houston's opening weekend opponent, Chicago. Houston's first two drives encapsulated Osweiler's talents an shortcomings. After leading the team into the red zone on the opening possession, Osweiler was flushed out of the pocket, didn't set his feet and threw a pick in the end zone. On his very next throw, he landed a perfect rainbow right into the arms of DeAndre Hopkisn for a touchdown. Osweiler's second pick was a combination of sub-optimal ball placement and the talents of Kansas City's Marcus Peters. It's hard to keep in mind that, despite the big contract, Osweiler has about a half a season of play under his belt and edges to his game are still in need of smoothing. If there is a place to be excited, it's that first-round pick Will Fuller is showing legitimate ability to be a quality No. 2 target behind Hopkins.