FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Brock Osweiler and the Texans’ season ended in the divisional round Saturday night. They’re attempt at an upset in New England looked much like the whole year in Houston.
Osweiler threw a second-quarter touchdown pass, bringing Houston to within a point of the Patriots. But they scored only three more points the rest of the night.
With several opportunities to make a move, the quarterback from Kalispell threw three interceptions. Houston lost 34-16. Afterward, head coach Bill O’Brien said the offense has to get better. And Osweiler agreed.
“I feel like we had a couple opportunities early in the game and even later in the game to make plays as an offense, and to put our team in a great position, and we weren’t able to make those plays,” said Osweiler. “It’s a collective effort. But it certainly starts with myself. And there’s going to be nobody who works harder this offseason to clean up our offensive issues, and be better than we were coming up in the future.”
Osweiler’s struggles this year were talked about coast to coast. He threw 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions which led to him being benched. He got the starting job back for the playoffs, but his postseason numbers looked very much the same, with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
The former Flathead Brave signed the now infamous big contract with Houston before the season. But it’s only guaranteed through next season. 2017 will probably be a make-or-break year in Osweiler’s career.