Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – After falling 27-20 to Raiders on Monday Night, Texans Coach Bill O’Brien was rather optimistic about what he learned from his team in the face of a disappointing loss.
“It’s tough to say this after a loss but in many ways we played a really good football game… I thought the players overall in all three phases, there’s a lot to build on from the game,” O’Brien said.
For Week 12 the Texans are back at NRG Stadium hosting the San Diego Chargers. San Diego is (4-6) and at the bottom of the AFC West. In the all-time series, Houston has won just one of the fives games.
The largest margin the Chargers have lost by this season is 8 points. In their other games against AFC South teams this season they have a record of (2-1). A 38-14 win over Jacksonville, a 43-35 win over Tennessee and a 26-22 loss to Indianapolis.
“The whole offense runs through Philip Rivers who I have a ton of respect for, excellent quarterback. And then I think Melvin Gordon, he’s the guy that kind of sets the tone for them in the running game. So it’s going to be a big challenge for us,” Texans Coach Bill O’Brien said.
San Diego Quarterback Philip Rivers has 2,886 passing yards this season. He and the Charger offense are fifth in the NFL in passing yards per game. More impressively, San Diego is second in the league in points per game averaging 29.2 points.
Offensively the Texans find themselves top 10 in the NFL in just one category. They are fourth in the league in rushing yards per game. Houston Running Back Lamar Miller has 824 yards this season.