Osweiler: Nothing was pretty about OT win over Colts

Osweiler: Nothing was pretty about OT win over Colts 
It was a 26-23 overtime thriller to maintain first place in the AFC South but, according to Brock Osweiler, there was nothing pretty about it.
"We couldn't get anything going in the first quarter," Osweiler said. "We got a little bit going in the second quarter.  We struggled a little bit in the third.  We had a turnover backed up, and none of those guys quit fighting.
Osweiler was 25-of-39 for 269 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 90.7 passer rating, but most of it came in the second half. Osweiler completed just 7-of-17 for 64 yards before halftime, relying heavily on Lamar Miller who rushed for 66 yards. Miller scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.
On the game-tying touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and the game-winning drive in overtime, Osweiler completed a combined 5-of-5 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.
"He had a lot of confidence," Miller said of Osweiler's fourth-quarter performance. "He kept us going in the huddle. We knew we had to make a play. I think the offensive line did a great job of giving him time to throw the ball. He made the right reads and kept us moving down the field."
Osweiler also credited the offensive line and the defense for their roles in the win. While the offense struggled to find the red zone, scoring on just one field goal in the first half, the defense kept the game within reach for Houston.
"We started slow," Osweiler said. "We couldn't get into a rhythm, and our defense kept us in the game and they played hard. Offensively we put our defense in some horrible positons, and they overcame it every single time, and they played their tails off all night. So, hats off to our defense, because if they didn't play the way they did, we're not in that game late. So great job there. Special teams did great in all phases. They made plays when we needed them."
Osweiler led the offense on back-to-back touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, connecting with Miller and C.J. Fiedorowciz. The Texan headed to overtime after trailer by as much as 23-9 with 7:04 left in the game.
"I think he showed what he can do," founder, chairman, and CEO Bob McNair said. "We need to do it for four quarters and not wait until the end, but it shows you that he has the ability and the mindset and the determination and confidence to lead the team back from a just very deep hole that we were in." 
With the win, the Texans improved to 4-2 on the season. Houston will travel to Denver to face the Broncos next week on Monday Night Football. Osweiler: Nothing was pretty about OT win over Colts 
It was a 26-23 overtime thriller to maintain first place in the AFC South but, according to Brock Osweiler, there was nothing pretty about it.
"We couldn't get anything going in the first quarter," Osweiler said. "We got a little bit going in the second quarter.  We struggled a little bit in the third.  We had a turnover backed up, and none of those guys quit fighting.
Osweiler was 25-of-39 for 269 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 90.7 passer rating, but most of it came in the second half. Osweiler completed just 7-of-17 for 64 yards before halftime, relying heavily on Lamar Miller who rushed for 66 yards. Miller scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.
On the game-tying touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and the game-winning drive in overtime, Osweiler completed a combined 5-of-5 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.
"He had a lot of confidence," Miller said of Osweiler's fourth-quarter performance. "He kept us going in the huddle. We knew we had to make a play. I think the offensive line did a great job of giving him time to throw the ball. He made the right reads and kept us moving down the field."
Osweiler also credited the offensive line and the defense for their roles in the win. While the offense struggled to find the red zone, scoring on just one field goal in the first half, the defense kept the game within reach for Houston.
"We started slow," Osweiler said. "We couldn't get into a rhythm, and our defense kept us in the game and they played hard. Offensively we put our defense in some horrible positons, and they overcame it every single time, and they played their tails off all night. So, hats off to our defense, because if they didn't play the way they did, we're not in that game late. So great job there. Special teams did great in all phases. They made plays when we needed them."
Osweiler led the offense on back-to-back touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, connecting with Miller and C.J. Fiedorowciz. The Texan headed to overtime after trailer by as much as 23-9 with 7:04 left in the game.
"I think he showed what he can do," founder, chairman, and CEO Bob McNair said. "We need to do it for four quarters and not wait until the end, but it shows you that he has the ability and the mindset and the determination and confidence to lead the team back from a just very deep hole that we were in." 
With the win, the Texans improved to 4-2 on the season. Houston will travel to Denver to face the Broncos next week on Monday Night Football. 

It was a 26-23 overtime thriller over the Colts to maintain first place in the AFC South.

According to Brock Osweiler, there was nothing pretty about it.

"We couldn't get anything going in the first quarter," Osweiler said. "We got a little bit going in the second quarter.  We struggled a little bit in the third.  We had a turnover backed up, and none of those guys quit fighting."

Osweiler was 25-of-39 for 269 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 90.7 passer rating, but most of it came in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts. Osweiler completed just 7-of-17 for 64 yards before halftime, relying heavily on Lamar Miller who rushed for 66 yards. Miller scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.

On the game-tying touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and the game-winning drive in overtime, Osweiler completed a combined 5-of-5 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.

"He had a lot of confidence," Miller said of Osweiler's fourth-quarter performance. "He kept us going in the huddle. We knew we had to make a play. I think the offensive line did a great job of giving him time to throw the ball. He made the right reads and kept us moving down the field."

Osweiler also credited the offensive line and the defense for their roles in the win. While the offense struggled to find the red zone, scoring on just one field goal in the first half, the defense kept the game within reach for Houston.

"We started slow," Osweiler said. "We couldn't get into a rhythm, and our defense kept us in the game and they played hard. Offensively we put our defense in some horrible positons, and they overcame it every single time, and they played their tails off all night. So, hats off to our defense, because if they didn't play the way they did, we're not in that game late. So great job there. Special teams did great in all phases. They made plays when we needed them."

Osweiler led the offense on back-to-back touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, connecting with Miller and C.J. Fiedorowciz. The Texan headed to overtime after trailer by as much as 23-9 with 7:04 left in the game.

"I think he showed what he can do," founder, chairman, and CEO Bob McNair said. "We need to do it for four quarters and not wait until the end, but it shows you that he has the ability and the mindset and the determination and confidence to lead the team back from a just very deep hole that we were in." 

With the win, the Texans improved to 4-2 on the season. Houston will travel to Denver to face the Broncos next week on Monday Night Football. 

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