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Struggles in passing game hurt Texans on MNF

For the third time in as many road games this season, the passing attack struggled.

The Texans were unable to find the end zone on Monday Night Football against the Broncos, settling three times for a Nick Novak field goal. The inability to score touchdowns stung Houston, and quarterback Brock Osweiler was disappointed after the loss.

"No doubt," Osweiler said. "Our job as an offensive unit is to score touchdowns. We didn't do that tonight as a unit and it starts with me. I need to play better."

Osweiler completed 22-of-41 passes for 131 yards, and his longest completion was a 13-yard pass to Will Fuller in the fourth quarter.

"It was a struggle all night, offensively," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "We tried to take some shots down the field but we weren't able to hit those plays."

Osweiler was sacked once and hit five times. The Denver defense was able to flush him from the pocket multiple times as well.

"You get down by a couple scores against this kind of defense on the road, you kind of play into their hands," left tackle Duane Brown said. "They've got some great pass-rushers over there."

Osweiler and the Texans will be home at NRG Stadium on Sunday for a Week 8 matchup against the Detroit Lions. 


The Texans took on the Broncos in Denver on Monday Night Football.

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