What I liked about that first touchdown, was how quickly they got to the line of scrimmage after DP run. They didn’t let the defense get settled.The moment I realized how different this team is from almost all previous Texans teams came on the first drive.
When the Stroud TD was overturned on review.
The Stroud QB sneak TD was brought back by a false start.
The Pearce TD was brought back by ineligible man down field.
At that point I know for sure I wasn't the only one thinking... same old Texans smgdh.
But they wouldn't be denied. Stroud wouldn't be denied.
I knew at that point that this team is unlike any one before it.
Amplifying factors along the way that reinforced that feeling:
Various types of screen passes that actually worked and gained nice yardage.
A half back pass that actually worked and scored a TD.
Multiple 3rd and long situations that were converted with what seemed like considerable ease.
Every aspect of this team feels... competent.
This team feels different, for sure. But I have to find a way to temper my enthusiasm. It's probably a little early to be too confident