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See where Sunday's Texans loss ranks among the 5 most embarrassing of the Bill O'Brien era
Sunday’s loss against Jacksonville was one of the worst performances by a Texans team under Bill O’Brien. Here are the five most embarrassing losses of the O’Brien era:
No. 5: Sept. 22, 2016 - Patriots 27, Texans 0
The Patriots were down to their third-string quarterback, Jacoby Brissett. All he did was baffle the Texans defense, and Houston did absolutely nothing on offense in a brutal loss in New England. Brissett rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown and completed 11 of 19 for 103 yards.
No. 4: Oct. 25, 2015 - Dolphins 44, Texans 26
The Dolphins put up 41 first-half points and coasted in the second half. The Texans were simply not even remotely competitive when the game was on the line. They added some garbage time points, but also gave up three plays over 50 yards and were dominated by Lamar Miller (175 rushing, 61 receiving, two TDs) and Jarvis Landry (5 catches, 83 yards, 2 TDs).
No. 3: Dec. 17, 2017 - Jaguars 45, Texans 7
The season was lost long ago, but the Texans had at least been putting up a fight. They did not in this one. Jacksonville dominated the first half, taking a 31-0 lead, and never looked back. The Texans finally got in the board in the third quarter thanks to DeAndre Hopkins (who else?) but did nothing else. How bad were the Texans? 17 minutes into the game, they had 10 yards of offense. The Jags had the backups in with 10 minutes left in the game -- and still scored. Houston was outgained 465-186.
No. 2: Oct. 4, 2015 - Falcons 48, Texans 21
This is another where the game was out of reach early. The Texans were down 42-0 before putting up 21 meaningless fourth-quarter points. They were simply overwhelmed and never in the contest.
No. 1: Jan. 9, 2016 - Chiefs 30, Texans 0
Who can forget the playoff disaster at NRG? The Chiefs returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never looked back. Brian Hoyer turned the ball over five times and deflated an excited crowd. As with most of the games on this list, they were never a factor.