Tom Savage will get his third start of 2017 when the Texans head to Los Angeles to face the Rams in Week 10. Head coach Bill O'Brien was not happy with the offensive performance in Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
"It's not one guy that you can point the finger to," O'Brien said Monday. "If you point the finger at anybody, you start with me, especially on offense this week. Look, we've got to do a better job of coaching, we've got to do a better job of blocking, we've got to do a better job of throwing, getting open. I mean, it's just a combination of a lot of different things. We went from averaging 30-plus points a game to scoring one touchdown yesterday. I mean, that's pretty bad. So, we've got to figure it out."
The Texans averaged more points than any other team heading into the Week 9 matchup (30.7) and also led the league in touchdowns scored (26) with Deshaun Watson. However, after being ruled out with a season-ending knee injury in practice, Savage took over the starting position late last week. This week Savage will get a full week of first-team reps all week in practice which O'Brien believes will help the fourth-year quarterback.
"We're not going to be able to be, I think, in pads a lot moving forward just because we have a lot of guys banged up, but I think we still need to go out there and have good, fast, sharp mental practices and we have to play it one game at a time," O'Brien said. "We're obviously behind in the race but we've been 1-4 before, we've been 2-5. We've been down this road. I don't ever doubt our guys in that locker room. They're a great bunch of guys."
The (3-5) Texans and (6-2) Rams will kickoff off their Week 10 game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Take a look at the best photos as the Texans took on the Colts at NRG Stadium.