Houston Gets Blown Out in Their Own Stadium

On their way off the field during halftime yesterday, the Houston Texans were booed by some of their own fans. Maybe they thought showing a little disappointment in the team would turn the game around, but they were wrong.

Houston has had a rough season, and a 31-0 blowout by Indianapolis seems like rock bottom for the team. There were a number of obstacles that stood in their way in their game against the Colts, but not even being able to get on the board is frustrating to the fans.

One of the reasons the whole season has been a struggle is that the star quarterback, Deshaun Watson, has been on the bench due to legal trouble. During Sunday’s game, the standing quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, was put on the bench as well, putting Davis Mills on the spot. Zack Cunningham, Houston’s linebacker, was also benched for disciplinary reasons.

Additionally, in recent seasons, some of the essential players have moved on to other teams, such as their former wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, and defensive end, JJ Watt. With the team already missing pieces of the puzzle, they cannot afford to have starters on the bench.

The fan response to the Texans this season is alarming. According to The Chronicle, Houston ranks 16th in fan attendance to games, despite low pricing on tickets. Houston fans are not encouraged to go to a game if they already know it will be a loss. Those that do attend do not seem very supportive. One fan yesterday even wore a paper bag over his head saying, “sell the team.”

Maybe the team could perform better if they had more supportive fans.

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