HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The struggles of Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler have been well documented throughout the 2016 season. Osweiler has been turnover prone and consistently given the Texans a poor performance ranked among the worst in the NFL.
On Monday when listing the reasons for the Texans 27-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football, Osweiler was not among the top Houston weaknesses.
“I thought against Oakland that we took a step forward in the passing game and the routes were being run very well, the protection was good for the most part,” Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday. “(Osweiler) was able to deliver the ball on time with accuracy, so I think it all works together.”
Osweiler completed balls to eight different receivers in compiling his 243 passing yards on Monday. The first year Texan credited the entire offense’s ability to work together as the reason for their step forward.
“I just really think it boils down to us consistently improving in practice,” Osweiler said. “Our chemistry is growing with every single day we spend together and obviously my knowledge of the offense is getting better and better each week.”
While the Texans have made some progress in the passing game, the Texans are just 1-4 away from NRG Stadium this year and while they are still in first place, the Texans still have a pair of teams in Indianapolis and Tennessee within striking distance in the final six games of the season.
“At the end of the day, we are still in first place in our division,” Osweiler said. “I’m not concerned about that. I think the wins will come on the road and we will be just fine.”
The Texans host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
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