Thursday, July 25, 2024

Texans rookie Stroud secures playoff spot

The Houston Texans produced one of the best stories of the season as they came from nowhere to secure a playoff spot under rookie QB CJ Stroud with a 23-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

“Everybody’s fighting till that last play, that’s what it’s about,” head coach DeMeco Ryans said. “We punched our ticket. It wasn’t pretty, but it was gritty. We fought and found a way to get it done.”

Texans win the division

Unbelievably, the Texans won the AFC South with the Jacksonville Jaguars loss to the Titans. Houston were 3-13-1 last season and in complete disarray. Since the start of the DeShaun Watson saga this has been a franchise no one expected much form.

But with a new head coach, and incredible play from rookie QB CJ Stroud, the Texans are a team everyone will fear in the playoffs.

For the Colts it was almost a fairytale as well. But with three losses in the final five games it all came crashing down just as it always seems to after Minshew Mania has run it’s course.

Houston TexansIndianapolis Colts
1st Downs1621
Passing 1st downs106
Rushing 1st downs511
1st downs from penalties14
3rd down efficiency5-131-11
4th down efficiency0-10-1
Total Plays5662
Total Yards306360
Total Drives1112
Yards per Play5.55.8
Yards per pass8.85.3
Interceptions thrown00
Sacks-Yards Lost2-181-8
Rushing Attempts2837
Yards per rush2.16.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-20-3
Fumbles lost01
Interceptions thrown00
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

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