Kicker Randy Bullock drilled all three of his field goal attempts in Sunday's win over Buffalo, and that trio of scores came in the second half.
The 41-yarder gave the Texans a 17-10 advantage with 6:14 left in the third quarter, while his
career-long 55-yarder pushed Houston's lead to 10 with 9:21 remaining in regulation. The 50-yarder gave the home team a 23-17 lead that would hold up as the final. With each contest, his confidence level has grown.
"I think each game I get under my belt it gets easier and easier," Bullock said. "I have made a lot of strides. I just need to continue to work and continue to get better."
On the season, Bullock is 5-for-6, and the lone miss was blocked late in the blowout win at Oakland. Bullock's head coach said the trials he went through fellow kicker Chris Boswell in August helped sharpen his game.
"I think the competition in the offseason helped Randy," O'Brien said. "I think that helped Randy because he had to earn his job and he did."
Bullock has now kicked a field goal in a franchise record 18 straight games. He's also just the third kicker in team history to connect on multiple 50-yarders.