Houston Texans vs Miami Dolphins – September 9, 2012 Replay
I’ve made no secret of my Houston Texans fandom, and I know I’m in the minority here in Cowboys-town, but I’ve been a Houston supporter since the Oilers days. I even had the Oilers’ Theme Song on vinyl back in the day. So I thought I’d spread a little Texans love around, since we love this state’s teams!
The Houston Texans hit the field against the Miami Dolphins in week one feeling pretty good, having a healthy team, one of the best defenses in the league since adding Wade Philips to the coaching crew, and of course the offensive monsters that are Arian Foster and Andre Johnson.
The game started off tough for the Texans even still, with the offense not putting together the drives and scores they should have early. Arian Foster was carrying most of the load, picking up great gains, but the team just couldn’t get on the scoreboard. Until, that is, the first interception thrown by Tannehill. This turnover only led to a field goal, but was the beginning of the turn for the game. Three more turnovers kept the ball on the Dolphins side of the field for the rest of the first half, and amounted to 24 of the Texans’ 30 points for the game.
The second half was quite a bit slower, as Houston only managed a pair of field goals, and allowed the Dolphins to get into the end zone for a TD.
I hope the Texans get their drives together a little better, as they were able to move the ball around, but couldn’t seem to close the deal on offense both driving down field and scoring. The defense was solid, with JJ Watt and Brian Cushing leading the way for the monstrous Texans’ D.
In case you missed the game, don’t worry, we have the recap of what happened, a video recap and pictures from the game. Check out ESPN’s preview of this week’s coming matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tannehill, the eighth overall pick in the draft, completed 20 of 36 passes for 219 yards in his NFL debut. But he threw three interceptions in a game-turning stretch late in the first half, and the Texans marched to an impressive opening win in what they believe can be a Super Bowl season.