Houston Texans Upset Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
Though it was more humid than normal at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA., the Houston Texans came out like they enjoyed the humidity on Sunday for game time against the Los Angeles Chargers. Not only did the Texans bring with family members of the Los Chargers with them they brought a former Chargers with them into this match up. With both teams at 1-1, this game would be critical to each team’s playoff seeding later on in the season?
Along with the son, D’Anton Lynn, of the Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn, the Houston Texans brought in, one of the leagues, most dangerous offenses led by 4th year QB Deshaun Watson 8th year Receiver De’Andre Hopkins. Additionally, bring with them the brother of Chargers Fullback Derek Wyatt and former Chargers Safety Jahleel Addae also returned to Dignity Health Sports Park.
The Texans got their first win of the season by narrowly beating their division rival the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, to get their first win of the season. The Chargers, on the other hand, won their initial game of the season by outlasting the Colts. Then the Chargers went on the road and suffered a tough loss the Detroit Lions.
Each time the Chargers have faced the Texans, they have eclipsed the 20-point mark to earn their 5-1 record. Los Angeles Chargers’ 83% winning percentage is the best winning percentage one team has against another in the NFL. Though they scored their 20 points on Sunday, they gave up 27 points to the Houston Texans, in their second loss of the season.
Post-game Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn emphatically stated, “we have to find a way to finish football games! We’re getting ourselves in great positions, but we come out in the second half, and I think they scored 20 damn points in the third quarter!” They actually surrendered 14-point unanswered points in the third quarter and 6 points in the fourth quarter, to the Charger 3 second-half points.
Although Keenan had a career day against the Houston Texans, by amassing 13 catches for 183 yards and 2 touchdown catches. He was not in much of a celebratory mood post-game, even though he was certainly dressed for success with his Versace scarf draped over his head. He echoed the words of his head coach, “We keep shooting ourselves in the foot. Coming out in the second half, we’re not moving the ball. Penalties every time we make a play. Score a touchdown, we get a penalty. Interception, penalty. We’ve got to find a way to get over that.”
At the podium, in his 210th straight start and after having another 300+ yard passing game, Chargers veteran QB Phillip Rivers had this to say, “We got to keep at it; it’s a long year. We are doing enough good things to where we can turn this thing around. It’s still early, but certainly disappointing at this point!”
This win adds to the confidence the Houston Texans have in their QB Deshaun Watson, “You’re never out of anything when you have him at quarterback!” Texans All-Pro Defensive End J.J. Watt said referring to their All-Pro QB. Nonchalantly Watson said modestly in his post-game press conference with his winning smile, “I was just going out there playing ball, having fun, trying to make things happen.”
In week 4, the Chargers travel to Miami to meet the winless Dolphins. Having lost in the final seconds to Miami of their last meeting at Dignity Health Sports Park, I’d expect the Chargers to bounce back and
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