The first three-and-half quarters weren’t pretty, but the Houston Texans found their offense with enough time left to turn things around for about half of their home crowd to enjoy.
Courtesy WISH-TV’s Anthony Calhoun, this is what the NRG Stadium crowd looked liked late in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts:
Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and the offense struggled badly early, collecting just five total yards on their first three drives as Osweiler entered halftime just 7-of-17 passing for 64 yards. But Houston found a rhythm late as Osweiler led a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, which the QB followed with three completions and a 26-yard game-tying touchdown pass to tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz with 49 seconds left after a Colts’ three-and-out.
“For all the fans who left, I hope their brisket turned out OK, they had to go home and check it,” said Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork, via CBS Houston. “It sucks, but it is what it is. At the end of the day we play for the guys that are in (the locker room) and the true fans, so to look up in the fourth quarter and still have a shot in the game and see half of the stadium empty it was surprising. I never encountered that before.”
— Anthony Calhoun (@ACwishtv) October 17, 2016