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Turnovers doom Texans in loss to Chargers

Four turnovers stung the Texans for a 21-13 loss to San Diego.

A trio of Brock Osweiler interceptions in union with a Lamar Miller fumble, as opposed to a lone Quintin Demps pick of Philip Rivers, put the Texans at minus-three in the turnover differential category on the day. Head coach Bill O'Brien pointed to that deficit as a major reason for Sunday's result.

"We've got to stop turning it over on offense," O'Brien said. "We got it on defense, but we turn it over too much on offense. If you don't turn it over, and you get one takeaway, you've got a real shot to win games. But when you turn it over on offense, you put yourself in a bigtime hole."

Brock Osweiler was disappointed in himself in the aftermath, and said strong performances by the defense and special teams were hurt by some of his mistakes.

"Bottom line: I didn't play very good today," Osweiler said. "I feel like I left a lot out there on the field that I could have done much better. I could've done a much better job in certain situations."

Miller picked up 57 yards on 19 carries, but saw his longest carry of the day, a 20-yarder, result in a fumble. That third quarter miscue came at the San Diego 23-yard line, where Dwight Lowery popped the ball loose.

"That's all my fault," Miller said of his first fumble in 2016. "I think he did a good job of just getting his helmet on the ball. I just have to do a good job of holding on to it."

The Texans fell to 6-5 after the defeat, and will travel to Green Bay next Sunday to face the Packers.


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