It was a rough Week 16 for the Houston Texans.
The Texans were successful in running the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it wasn’t enough in the 34-6 loss on Christmas Day.
Led by Alfred Blue who had 108 yards on 16 carries, Houston rushed for a season-high 176 yards as a team.
“We probably should have run it almost every down,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “Probably should have, looking back on it.
I don’t know how many times we ran it, but probably should have done it a lot more than we did. But, he did a good job. He ran hard.
He ran hard. Since he’s been back healthy, he’s been running hard. I thought that the line did a good job.”
It was the first time the Texans offense eclipsed 100 yards on the ground since Week 11 in their 31-21 win over Arizona.
“It was a just a double team play that the line, they moved the down lineman and gave me the crease and I back-doored it and went around (DeAndre) Hopkins’ block,” Blue said.
“He’s been running really, really hard ever since he’s been back these past couple weeks,” Yates said. “You saw it at the end of the Jaguars game last week. He’s got something about him right now that he’s running hard. He’s running with some passion.”
Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins hauls in incredible touchdown catch from quarterback T.J. Yates, as seen here.
After running a fade to the left end zone boundary, Hopkins elevated to attempt to catch a Yates pass with one hand, somehow keeping focus to gain possession and toe tap to get two feet in bounds while falling over the Steelers defender.
J.J. Watt didn't get to play on Monday as he recovers from a broken leg, but spent some time pregame with his brother, Pittsburgh rookie linebacker T.J. Watt.
The Texans couldn't do much right on a day their home stadium was overtaken by vocal Steelers fans waving their Terrible Towels.
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