Osweiler, Texans stay perfect at home
HOUSTON — Despite mounting criticism, Brock Osweiler continues to look comfortable in Houston. He bounced back from an ugly performance by throwing for 186 yards and a touchdown to help the Texans improve to 5-0 at home.
"He had a good day," coach Bill O'Brien said. "You're judged as a quarterback by helping your team win and I thought he did a nice job of helping us win."
Osweiler has struggled in his first season with the Texans but has been better at home, where he has thrown eight of his nine touchdowns.
"I'm not concerned about the criticism," Osweiler said. "Getting a win at home going into the bye to really put an exclamation mark on the first half of the season means so much to me."
Sunday, he gave the Texans a 7-0 lead on a 6-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz in the second quarter. The Texans made it 14-0 when Lamar Miller bulled his way into the end zone from a yard out later in the quarter. That score was set up when DeAndre Hopkins used one hand to make a 12-yard reception.
Osweiler believes he's starting to find chemistry with his star receiver.
"Every time I break the huddle, I'm looking to see where he's at … trying to see if I can get him the football," he said.