Here is my break down of the passing game for this week. Times are in 1 second increments off the game clock. Comments on OL play on positive plays are provided for judging whether additional time available if needed. If the WR or TE number is even, they are split even unless noted otherwise. Positive play has the very minimal definition of successful for one of the designed options not that it was the best call or execution. 1st QTR 10:07 3rd & 12 3 WR-2R, Wells & Morency, shotgun. Carr reads right then dumps to Morency at 10:05 for 7. OL did well except Brown about to lose contain on LDT. Positive play. 4:24 1st & 10 2 WR-L, 2 TE. 4:23 ball out to AJ at LOS who goes for 8. Positive play. 4:04 1st & 10 2 WR-L, TE-R. 5 step drop-4:01 ball out but overthrown to AJ 35 yds down field. Pass protection OK except Wade and Riley double LDT and LB comes in free on delay to hit Carr at release. Predominant fault Carr. 3:14 3rd & 4 4 WR, shotgun. Carr gets ansy and takes off right at 3:12 without major pocket breakdown. Throws the ball away at 3:09 before going out of bounds. Predominant fault Carr. 2nd QTR 10:30 2nd & 8 2 WR-(AJ mtns L to R to put both R), 2 TE. Designed roll right. Rivers doesn’t get out to block safety. 10:26 Carr throws at AJ’s feet on R sideline just prior to getting popped by safety. Wade and Riley allow LDE to split them and he is in hot pursuit as well. 50/50 Carr/Rivers. 10:25 3rd & 8 3 WR-2L, TE-L, shotgun. 10:23 ball overthrown to Gaffney. Wade is abused by LDE to outside. Brown is saved from whiffing on stunting RDE by shoving him into the backside of McKinney. Predominant fault Carr. 2:55 1st & 10 3 WR-2R, TE-R. 3 step drop-2:54 ball out to AJ on left sideline for 1st down. Good thing play didn’t need 2 seconds because pocket is crumbling. Riley looked like he got away with a pretty flagrant bulldog. Positive play. 2:20 1st & 10 3 WR-2R, TE-R. 5 step drop-Carr looks right then dumps left to Wells at 2:17 for 6 yards. Pass protection good-left side held ground much better than right. Positive play. 1:05 1st & 10 3 WR-2R, TE-L, shotgun. Carr looks left then 1:03 ball deflected by Freeney while trying to dump to Morency to the right. Riley should have stayed engaged on Freeney. Predominant fault Riley. :30 3rd & 7 3 WR-2L, TE-L, shotgun. :27 ball incomplete to Gaffney. Don’t know if poorly thrown or Gaffney not where expected due to contact resulting in offsetting flags. Pass protection very good including by Rivers who solos a guy. Non-play. :25 3rd & 7 3WR-2L, TE-L, shotgun. Carr appears to check left, then center then :22 dump to Morency right for 6. Pass protection very good including Pitts solo on Freeney. This play seems like an example of the O self limiting itself. The pass protection has been so bad they are hammering Carr to get rid of the ball which eliminates the possibility of him sitting in a good pocket and taking advantage of time to let the WR’s make something happen. As the Texans D has seen many times, if the QB gets 6 seconds, someone is coming open. Positive play. [The Texans let the clock run out without taking a 4th down shot. That is inexcusable IMO. Let the clock roll down to 1 or 2 seconds if you want to make sure the Colts don’t get the ball and take a shot down field.] 3rd QTR 14:54 1st & 10 3 WR-2 L, TE-R. 5 step drop-checks middle then 14:52 dumps to Rivers at LOS on right side for 3. Rivers makes a good block prior to releasing. Good pass protection to release point, but RDT has just busted into the pocket past Brown clear to Carr when ball is released. Positive play. 11:38 3rd & 3 3 WR-2L, TE-R, shotgun. 11:37 ball out to AJ right sideline for 1st down. Positive play. 11:14 1st & 10 2 WR, TE-L. 7 step drop. Carr has about 2.5 to 3 seconds then pocket has disappeared-not so much any one OL getting beat as whole thing shrinking to nothing. Carr steps up and then breaks forward just shy of LOS so sack for a foot. Tough call on fault IMO-once the pass protection broke down folks were right on top of Carr to take a swipe at a ball being brought up to throw away. Net difference on the game was negligible-loss of down, within 1 foot of LOS. 50/50 fault Carr/Pass Pro. 10:34 2nd & 11 3 WR-2L, TE-R. 3 step drop-10:32 1st down slant to AJ. Carr about to be hit by LDT who is by Riley. Positive play. 8:31 3rd & 1 2 WR-L, TE-R. 8:29 TD out to Gaffney. Pass protection OK but pressure coming up the middle. Positive play. 5:10 2nd & 10 3 WR-2R, TE-L. 5 step drop-Carr looks right, middle, then dumps to Rivers at left LOS at 5:08. Wade saved by RB assistance on outside rush. Positive play. 4:24 3rd & 8 3 WR-2R, TE-R, shotgun. Carr checks right then 4:21 throws left sideline jump ball to AJ, incomplete through AJ’s hands-IMO AJ should have made the catch. Pass protection very good. Predominant fault AJ. 4:07 1st & 10 2 WR, 2 TE. 3 step drop-4:05 poorly thrown ball to Gaffney left. Predominant fault Carr. 4:04 2nd & 10 2 WR, 2 TE. 5 step drop-4:02 ball out to Gaff for 1st down on left sideline. Carr about to get hit by stunting RDT. Positive play. 2:41 2nd & 11 3 WR-2L, TE-R. 3 step drop. Riley let’s LDT thru virtually unmolested-saved from instant sack by Morency, but middle of the pocket is now a scrum pile. Carr hesitant about which side of Brown to run around, gains 3. Predominant fault Riley. 1:59 3rd & 8 3 WR-2L, TE-L. 5 step drop-check left, dump to Morency right at 1:57 for 6 yds. Pass protection good. Positive play. 4th QTR 11:24 1st & 10 3 WR-2R, TE-R. 5 step drop-Carr checks right then dumps left to Wells for 6 at 11:22. Freeney about to pounce on Carr after inside spin gets Pitts off balance and he falls to the ground. Positive play. 10:06 3rd & 1 3 WR-2L, TE-R (motion). 3 step drop-10:05 ball out to Armstrong for 1st down on slant. Carr about to be hit at release by blitzer. Positive play. 8:46 2nd & 7 3 WR-2L, TE-R. 3 step drop-8:44 1st down slant to Armstrong. Pass protection good. Positive play. 8:21 1st & 10 3 WR-2R, TE-R. 7 step drop-8:19 McKinney lets RDT thru unimpeded for sack. Predominant fault McKinney. 7:47 2nd & 14 3 WR-2L, TE-R. 5 step drop-pump fake right, throw behind Gaff at left sideline at 7:45. Riley abused and his man about to hit Carr. Predominant fault Carr. 7:42 3rd & 14 3 WR-2R, Wells & Morency, shotgun. Brown beat by Freeney who flushes Carr up the middle for 6. Predominant fault Brown. 7:10 4th & 8 3 WR-2R, Wells and Morency, shogun. Carr stays in unsteady pocket-throws incomplete (in front of) to Gaff at 7:07. Would love to see coaches tape because Gaff is asking for a flag. Predominant fault Carr. 4:30 2nd & 7 3 WR-2L, TE-R, shotgun. Freeney abuses Brown and is at Carr’s drop right along with him. This is the falling play. At the time this looked worse IMO than on review. Freeney is just about to pound Carr (Carr starts to take dive) when Brown yanks Freeney’s trailing arm to stop hit-draws a flag for a flagrant hold. Barring the hold Carr would have been pounded. Predominant fault Brown. 4:24 3rd & 15 3 WR-2 L, TE-L, shotgun. Carr checks left then dumps right to Wells at 4:22 just before getting hit by RDE Pitts whiffed on. Positive play. 31 called passing plays-16 positive plays, 7 negatives on Carr, 6 on pass protection and 1 on AJ.