Texans Beat Raiders 27-14 in a Game Perceived by Fans as One of NFL’s Worst

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 01/08/17 12:39AM EST
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A win is a win, and while others perceived it to be an ugly game between the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders, it was too important of a game to lose. And for the Texans, they will take the win no matter what others think about it.

Unhappy NFL Fans Voice Out Concerns

In a thread full of negative remarks, NFL fans blurt out their disgust about how the game was played. Matt Taibbi who started the thread tweeted, "This Houston-Oakland contest may be the worst NFL game not involving the Jets I've ever watched." Twitter user Roach understands that injuries are part of the game, which could impact the excitement of the game, but having a shortage of even average QBs seems to be unacceptable.

Relating to the current political situation, Twitter user Adam Stevens believes this was an effect of a Donald Trump win because, "No one wants to win the Super Bowl as they have to visit White House." Meanwhile, Joseph Costelo tweeted that the game between the Texans and the Raiders was hacked by Russians.

Missing Raiders Superstars Help Texans Win

The game somehow looked like Texans QB Brock Osweiler's redemption to silence his critics. He led the Texans as they advanced to the Divisional Round to play against either the Kansas City Chiefs, or the New England Patriots (depending on the outcome of Miami Dolphins-Pittsburgh Steelers game this Sunday).

Oakland beat the Texans earlier this season with their leader, Derek Carr, but with him out injured, the Raiders were not the same team. They were led by third string and rookie QB Connor Cook (161 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions) in his first career start, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to make his first start in a playoff game, as reported by NJ.com.

Since Derek Carr's season ending injury, which occurred against the Indianapolis Colts,he was replaced by QB Matt McGloin, who then went on the Injured reserved list with a shoulder injury in a loss to the Denver Broncos. To make matters worse, the Raiders star left tackle Donald Penn also missed the game with a knee injury, ending 160 streak starts.



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