Ryan Mayer

Brock Osweiler’s inconsistency was a maddening theme for Texans fans this season. For as many mistakes as he made, he would also show flashes of brilliance that left fans wondering why he couldn’t do that all the time. In the team’s Wild Card game against the Raiders, Osweiler led a two-minute drill to end the first half that was the perfect encapsulation of the promise that the team saw in him when they signed him to a big contract this offseason.

Starting at his own 40-yard line, Osweiler threw a dart to rookie Will Fuller IV for 19 yards to begin the drive.

Then, after the two minute warning, Osweiler threw a perfect deep ball down the right sideline to DeAndre Hopkins with Hopkins making a beautiful toe drag catch to put the Texans in position to score.

After trying a Lamar Miller run that went for only a yard, Osweiler and Hopkins teamed up once again, this time on a slant route with Brock throwing a dart right on time for the touchdown.

That drive took all of 1:05 for Houston to march 60 yards for the score to put them up 20-7.


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