As a team, the Texans stumbled on Thursday night in Foxboro.
But quarterback Brock Osweiler pointed the finger at himself for the 27-0 loss.
"Any time an offense struggles with developing a rhythm, struggles with scoring points, I think the first thing that you have to examine is the quarterback," Osweiler said. "I'll take the blame for this one. Any time a team doesn't score points, it's on me."
Osweiler completed 24-of-41 passes for 196 yards. He was sacked twice and intercepted at the start of the second quarter. The Texans offense didn't cross into New England's side of the field until late in the third quarter.
The Texans also fumbled away a pair of kickoff returns, and the Patriots scored touchdowns on each of those ensuing possessions.
Head coach Bill O'Brien pointed the blame more to the collective team as a whole.
"It was not a good night, starting with the coaching," O'Brien said. "Nothing was good."
He, Osweiler and several other Texans emphasized that it's only the third game of the season.
"This is hard to take," Osweiler said. "But bottom line, New England had a great gameplan. They came out, they played a hell of a game. They deserve all the credit in the world. We'll bounce back from this one."
Osweiler said he'll become a better quarterback from this experience, and that he "needed to play better tonight" to give the team a chance to win.
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