Plenty of turnover but not a ton of points off of them

Texans inability to capitalize on turnovers keeps game close

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The Texans turned Jameis Winston's first pass of the day into points.

It would be much tougher from that moment on for the Texans to turn the Buccaneers generosity into points.

The call wouldn't stay a pick-six for Justin Reid because of a holding call and that would ultimately take some points off the board for Houston. The Texans offense struggled to get anything going and settled for a field goal.

The Texans would get a sorta-turnover on the ensuing drive.

Again the Texans would come up without points. The Buccaneers would finally get on the board and then the Texans would get in on the turnover action as Duke Johnson coughed it up.

The very next play, Winston struck again.

The Texans wouldn't strike for points though. Three plays later they'd punt to the Buccaneers.

After the fourth Tampa turnover the Texans finally found the end zone.

The fumble would allow the Texans to move the 30 yards and punch it in for the score.

In all, the Buccaneers would turn the ball over four times in the first half. The three turnovers after the pick-six would lead to a field goal after starting on the 24 yard-line, a punt, and a touchdown. The Texans defense wouldn't be able to keep the Buccaneers off the scoreboard letting Tampa turn a Texans turnover into a touchdown before the half ended.

The Texans would win the game, and get a key turnover in the fourth quarter, but the inability to score on the short fields would keep the game close. The offense was horrible in the first half trying time after time to run the ball against a stout rush defense. They averaged just 2.3 yards per carry in the first half.

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