What do you call a team that holds a 24-3 halftime lead, a 27-17 lead in the fourth quarter, gives up a touchdown with :26 left, muffs the onside kick, allows their opponent to kick a field goal to tie the game at the end of regulation, and then gives up a 56-yard touchdown pass in overtime to lose a game they had well in hand? Well, ‘round these parts, we call them the Houston Texans, that 1-10 testament to futility and new & innovative ways to lose football games. Not exactly the ‘Aints, but we do have fans in the stands wearing bags on their heads.
(Reggie Bush, please pick up the white paging phone. Mr. Bush, please pick up the white paging phone….)
It seems almost certain now that Dom Capers and his staff will be looking for new employment after this season mercifully ends. Though I normally loathe advocating that coaches be fired, I think most everyone in the Houston area agrees that this would be for the best. At this point, and especially after yesterday’s debacle, 1-15 seems a very real possibility. How these guys ever beat Cleveland is beyond me.
Ah, well…at least my Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland 24-12 yesterday. At 6-5, they’re now bowl-eligible. Rumor has it they’re heading to the Embarrassing Personal Hygiene Products Bowl in Saskatoon. Bring your heaters, y’all.