Texans Offense Is Bill O’Brien’s Focus For Week 8

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Inconsistent offensive play cost the Texans dearly in Monday night’s 27-9 loss in Denver. Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien acknowledged that in his press conference Tuesday.

“I think you know obviously there has to be a lot more consistency on offense and a lot better production, obviously.”

A bright spot was the offensive line allowing just one sack against the Bronco defense and making room for the run game.

“I thought the line did a decent job all night,” O’Brien said.

The Texans went for 140 yards on the ground. Running back Alfred Blue led with 63 yards, followed by Lamar Miller with 60 yards. He was in and out of the game with a shoulder injury.

“I think he’s doing better today. He’ll definitely be in the day-to-day category though. With the short week here, we’ll have to see how he is,” O’Brien said about Miller.

Another injury to the offense Monday night was to right tackle Derek Newton. Coach O’Brien had no further information but confirmed that Allen is out for the season with multiple knee injuries.

The offensive production was also hurt by Quarterback Brock Osweiler. He was 22 of 41 for just 131 yards. When Coach O’Brien was asked if he thought of benching Osweiler he replied with a firm no.

The Texans return to NRG Stadium this Sunday to take on the Detroit Lions who have won 3 in a row. Houston is an undefeated (4-0) at home this season.

 

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