Last week, the Houston Texans had an epic meltdown with Quarterback Sage Rosenfels fumbling twice at the end of the 4th Quarter to allow the Colts to come back from 17 points down and win 31-27. The Texans are now 0-4. After watching the end of the game, I checked out Battle Red Blog, a Texans blog, to see if anyone was calling for coach Gary Kubiak’s job yet. I stumbled across the Open Game Day Thread, which gave a pretty good summary of the Texans fans’ emotional ride last Sunday afternoon:
Eerie Foreshadowing – 1:07PM CDT
Once again, this game is going to come down to our butter-soft end of game defense. The Colts look very beatable of course, but how will our guys respond late in the 4th?
Swagger – 2:17PM CDT
Agressive – even with a ten point lead in the fourth. LOVE it.
Counting Chickens Before They’ve Hatched – 2:27PM CDT
We’re going to win this game.
Hubris – 2:41PM CDT
We are gonna have to get a first down!!!! Stop playing like we are running the clock out with 20 secs left
Within a minute of that last comment being posted, Rosenfels kept the ball and tried to run for a first down. But instead of sliding, tried to leap over several defenders. Predictably, he fumbled, the Colts recovered and ran it back for a touchdown to close the lead to 3. Dumbest play I’ve seen all year (other than DeSean Jackson dropping the ball right before he scored a touchdown for the Eagles).
The thread continued:
Bewilderment – 2:41PM CDT
The Colts then kicked off to the Texans again, where they ran the ball for one yard on first down, taking 40 seconds off the clock.
Not Learning From Earlier Mistakes – 2:45PM CDT
they have got to fucking get a first down. 2 yards a clip won’t cut it
With 2nd and 9 from Houston’s 21, the Texans call two pass plays in a row. Why!?! Run out the fucking clock, dummies. Karma delivered on 3rd and 9 as the Colts stripped the ball from Rosenfels again, giving them the ball at the Houston 20 with 2:36 still left. Manning eventually threw the game-winning touchdown to Reggie Wayne.
Rage – 2:46PM CDT
Insanity – 2:50PM CDT
Defeat – 2:54PM CDT
I think sports may finally have broken me entirely.
Dude, I’ve been there.