Could Things Get Any Worse for the 2-5 Houston Texans?

October 27, 2015 • Ben Heck • AFC, AFC South, Features, Front Page, Houston Texans

It all started from the opening kick-off on Sunday afternoon, and it spiraled from there.

The Houston Texans––who, by the way, were contenders for the AFC South division heading into the season––fell to 2-5 on the year following an embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Miami is now 2-0 under interim head coach Dan Campbell, following a 44-26 trouncing of Houston in front of the home crowd at SunLife Stadium. Houston, on the other hand, is facing some major problems. Head coach Bill O’Brien’s coaching job is on the line, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him canned within the next few weeks.

Prior to the game in Miami, quarterback Ryan Mallett had missed the team charter flight and was forced to catch his own flight to the game. Mallett was subsequently released by the team earlier today, according to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. And that’s just the latest bad news out of Texans’ headquarters.

During the 44-26 onslaught Sunday afternoon, star running back Arian Foster tore his achilles and will now miss the remainder of the 2015 NFL season. Prior to going down with the injury, Foster had run for 59 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, while adding in 66 yards and a touchdown on six receptions.

The fate of this Houston offense now rides on the competence of quarterback Brian Hoyer (23/49, 273 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT in loss) and running back Alfred Blue. How frustrated do you think sack-master J.J. Watt is right now?

Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images

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