Osweiler completed 22 of 35 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the Packers. He also added 20 yards rushing on three carries.
Osweiler avoided any major mistakes in Week 13, coming off a poor three-interception performance against the Chargers in his previous start. Questions arose earlier in the week regarding the Texans' quarterback situation, with backup Tom Savage in the conversation to potentially start over Osweiler. However, coach Bill O'Brien ultimately stuck with Osweiler, and he responded with a nice bounce-back effort in Green Bay. His next test will come in Week 14 against the Colts, as Houston looks for their seventh win of the season.
Houston head coach Bill O'Brien was vague when responding to a question about replacing
Osweiler threw three interceptions without a touchdown in Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Chargers, and the team is last in the NFL in offensive touchdowns scored. We could cherry-pick other statistics to illustrate how poorly Osweiler has been this season, so naturally, the questions are starting. O'Brien showed a quick hook last season when quarterbacks didn't perform, but in 2016 he's stuck with Osweiler, owner of a $72 million contract. The next two games are against poor pass defenses (Green Bay, Indianapolis), so if a change were to be made, now would be a good time.
Osweiler took things into his own hands on a one-yard keeper to open the scoring in the second quarter, but he struggled from there on out with no more touchdowns and three interceptions the rest of the way. The three picks were a season high and give the former Broncos quarterback a 12:13 touchdown-to-interception ratio with zero 300-yard passing performances in his first season with the
Osweiler completed 14 of 27 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in Jacksonville.
It wasn't pretty, but Osweiler did just enough to propel his team to a 24-21 road victory. His touchdown passes went to a pair of unexpected targets in Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson. The offseason acquisition has played well enough to maintain the starting job, but isn't asked to shoulder much of the load most weeks as the Texans rely mostly on their running game and defense. Osweiler has been held below 200 passing yards in four of his past five games.
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