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Texans continue slide with blowout loss to Rams

The Houston Texans fell to 2-4 against the St. Louis Rams in stunning fashion. Although Matt Schaub played reasonably well before being knocked out of the game with an ankle injury. Then, T.J. Yates entered the game, and the Texans still weren't able to make their situation any better, ultimately losing 38 to just 13.

In past losses, the Texans have been able to point to Matt Schaub's terrible play as a reason for dropping games the team should have been winning. In today's game, that wasn't the case. In fact, it's somewhat disturbing that the Texans were unable to stay close to the Rams, even with acceptable quarterback play.

Defensively, the Texans didn't hemorrhage yards, but they didn't exactly keep the Rams in check either. Thanks to great field position, Sam Bradford was able to lead an efficient offense that put points on the board quickly.

With the Colts streaking and the Titans winning their own fair share of games, it's hard to imagine the Texans getting back in the playoff picture without a complete turnaround. As losses continue to mount, fan frustration will continue to rise, and it won't be long before we begin hearing calls for heads. Gary Kubiak and Matt Schaub could become casualties if they aren't able to get the Texans back on track, and with an ankle injury, it's uncertain if or when Matt Schaub may even get back in the starting lineup.

The Texans came into 2013 with expectations of winning the AFC South and potentially challenging the Denver Broncos as the AFC's top team. After four straight losses, even getting to the playoffs seems improbable.

Shane Clemons

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.

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