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Day after loss to Ravens, Kubiak still frustrated

Posted Sep 23, 2013

The day after falling to Baltimore, head coach Gary Kubiak was still frustrated with the Texans' performance.

A day after the Ravens rolled to 30-9 triumph, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was still frustrated.

"I don’t think we’ve played a good team game from start to finish this year," Kubiak said Monday. "We’ve been inconsistent. We’ve turned the ball over."

Houston controlled the first quarter-and-a-half of play against the Ravens, but only had a 6-0 lead to show for it. Baltimore cut the lead in half with a field goal at the 4:11 mark in the second quarter. When Ravens' linebacker Daryl Smith picked off Matt Schaub and returned the interception 37 yards for a score, Baltimore had a lead it would never relinquish.

"The thing that was disappointing, we didn’t have 14 points," Kubiak said. "We had six. But the minute we made a mistake, we did not play very well from there on. I think we responded to adversity better the first two weeks than we did yesterday. Got to find a way to play four quarters of football. Did not do that yesterday.”

The Texans came back from deficits to win each of their first two games against San Diego and Tennessee. There was no rally magic on Sunday, however, as the Ravens went on a 30-3 run after trailing by six in the first half.

"We’ve shown signs of some great things," Kubiak said. "Going into the game this past weekend, we’re averaging 450 yards a game. That’s unheard of in this league. Then we go down there this weekend and we struggle to move the ball."

The Texans were limited to 264 yards of total offense, and were also just 3-for-12 on third down conversions.

"It’s about consistency in this league and finding a way to make plays," Kubiak said. "Like I said, biggest thing in looking at it, if we’re going to put ourselves in those situations on third down, we’re going to struggle so we have to find a way to fix that somehow.”

That task will be a challenge in Week 4, as the Seahawks come to town with the NFL's top ranked defense. They're allowing a League-best nine points per game, and are also tops with just 241.7 yards per game allowed.

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