Texans' rookie QB Davis Mills in for the injured Tyrod Taylor.
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Texans' rookie QB Davis Mills in for the injured Tyrod Taylor.
With the Cleveland Browns getting ready to kickoff against the Houston Texans, we went Behind Enemy Lines with Mark Lane of Texans Wire to learn some last-minute things about the opponent this week.
From the outside looking in, Houston looked like a trainwreck this offseason, what was it like from the inside though?
It’s still a trainwreck. The only people who don’t believe it’s a trainwreck are the players and coaches inside the building, and that is partly due to David Culley’s immense optimism and consistent approach in that area. I think having Mark Ingram as a lieutenant of his also is good at spreading the message. What will always make the 2021 season a potential disaster is the Deshaun Watson front. Anytime there is a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback just sitting on the bench, it’s an issue
The #Texans find the end zone on a well-designed RB screen pass from Tyrod Taylor to Phillip Lindsay (22-yard TD). According to our expected YAC model, Lindsay had a higher probability of scoring when caught the ball (53.2% TD probability) than not. #HOUvsCLE | #WeAreTexans pic.twitter.com/JdlkdT2duW
Texas-Browns first quarter recap
Texans-Browns second quarter recap
Texans-Browns third quarter recap
Texans 7th drive continued (16 plays, 63 yards, 8:08) — Houston benefited from a huge face-guarding call on third-and-6 from the Cleveland 42-yard line. The Texans got a spot foul on pass interference against WR Brandin Cooks to the Browns’ 15. On third-and-goal from the 2-yard line, QB Davis Mills hits Cooks for a touchdown on a slant. Browns, 24-21
Browns 8th drive (9 plays, 82 yards, 5:40) — S Justin Reid came back out, but then got injured on the first play of the drive and had to go back into the medical tent. The Browns’ running game had worn down the Texans’ defense to this point, and RB Nick Chubb was able to score a 26-yard touchdown. Browns, 31-2
Davis Mills is now in at QB for the Texans to begin the second half.
Texans take advantage of Justin Reid's interception to the Browns 47. Taylor connected with Amendola for 9 and Cooks for 22. On third and 8 from the 16, Taylor took off around right end for a touchdown and a 14-7 lead with 7:06 left in the half.
David Culley: We'll have to see if Deshaun Watson plays this week. wp.me/pbBqYq-c1LH
Laremy Tunsil out of the blue medical tent, he gave a thumb's up
David Culley declined an offsides penalty on the Browns on third down, making it fourth down, and Johnston had a touchback. If he had taken the penalty, it would have been third down and had another shot at a first down. Made no sense.
David Culley says Zach Cunningham didn't play in the first quarter because of "disciplinary" reasons. When asked for specifics, he said "that's internal."
Texans wide receiver Anthony Miller is expected to be inactive Sunday against the Browns, according to a league source. Miller is healthy and has made steady progress since dislocating his shoulder in the first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. @SportsTalk790
Texans' game captains are all former Browns players: Pharaoh Brown, Tavierre Thomas, Terrance Mitchell @SportsTalk790
#Texans Injury Update: #83 TE Antony Auclair is out with an eye injury. #HOUvsCLE
Based on warmups, appears Marcus Cannon is starting over Charlie Heck at RT, and rookie Roy Lopez is starting at DT with Vincent Taylor out.
Texans' revamped defense has five turnovers in two games under Lovie Smith after just nine turnovers all of last season.
Texans wide receiver Nico Collins questionable to return with shoulder injury
A terrific screen call by OC Tim Kelly. Taylor faked a reverse going left and threw back to his right on a screen for Lindsay, who picked up a great block from Scharping and scored a 22-yard touchdown. Texans tied it 7-7.
#Texans Injury Update: #23 DB Eric Murray is being evaluated for a concussion and his return is questionable. #HOUvsCLE
Texans' defensive line getting ready. Expanded role for rookie Roy Lopez in wake of Vincent Taylor on injured reserve with ankle injury that required surgery. Jaleel Johnson, who was signed this week off Saints' practice squad, will fill in, too @SportsTalk790 @iHeartRadio pic.twitter.com/uWTn2ctYET
Justin Britt: 'We showed we're not going to just lie down. I'm leaving this game full of confidence.' @SportsTalk790
#Texans Injury Update: #39 DB Terrance Mitchell is being evaluated for a concussion and his return is questionable. #HOUvsCLE
Desmond King replacing Andre Roberts as the kick returner.
Browns 1st drive (4 plays, 3:02, -2 yards) — The Browns were doing a decent job moving the football, but DE Jacob Martin recorded a big third down sack. WR Andre Roberts muffed the ensuing punt.
Browns 2nd drive (4 plays, 2:02, 35 yards) — Cleveland was able to cash in with a 1-yard FB Andy Janovich touchdown. Browns, 7-0
Texans 1st drive (8 plays, 84 yards, 4:38) — Houston didn’t waver despite the negative momentum to start the game. QB Tyrod Taylor went 6-of-6 for 84 yards and a touchdown. Houston converted on their only third down — a third-and-9 — and RB Phillip Lindsay capped it off with a 22-yard touchdown pass on a screen play. 7-
HOUSTON — The injuries continue to pile up for the Houston Texans. Following the loss of Danny Amendola and Tyrod Taylor, the Texans lost tight end, Antony Auclair. Auclair sustained an eye injury midway through the third quarter and has been ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Auclair was elevated to the Texans’ active roster on Saturday to give Houston additional help against the Browns front seven. The extra protection was helpful, as Houston held a 14-7 lead over the Browns before injuries began to derail the game
HOUSTON — Houston Texans’ safety Eric Murray is questionable to return to Sunday’s Week 2 match against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. According to Texans PR, Murray is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return.
If Murray is unable to return, Lonnie Johnson will likely fill in the vacant void. Johnson is playing his first game of the season after returning from a thigh injury he sustained during preseason.
Prior to leaving the game due to a concussion, Murray had three tackles, one of which to prevent big yardage from Browns’ tight end, Harrison Bryant. The defensive stop helped the Texans record a three-and-out on the Browns
"Good teams after a win: Identify, Correct, and then we move on." - Kevin Stefanski pic.twitter.com/V2H1oPUGrn
Another QB injury: #Browns QB Baker Mayfield heads to the locker room after injuring his shoulder trying to make a tackle on an INT.
Browns believe WR Jarvis Landry has a sprained MCL and he will undergo further testing, per source.
Demetric Felton Jr.'s instincts sent him spinning into the end zone for the #Browns. cleveland.com/browns/2021/09…
Left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) is ACTIVE and expected to start today vs. Houston #Browns
Nick Chubb doesn't go down easily. 💪 📺: #HOUvsCLE on CBS 📲: Browns mobile app pic.twitter.com/Os5LJplc85
Demetric Felton and Grant Delpit both made an impact in the win over Texans
From @NFLGameDay: A look at some big-name players who are out today -- Odell Beckham Jr, Josh Jacobs, and Will Fuller. pic.twitter.com/LcAFDk5aJm
Myles Garrett on the defensive adjustments against the Texans
Wills in and starts. Malcolm Smith the listed starter at MLB. Grant Delpit active and will make NFL debut.
#Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said rookie WR Anthony Schwartz made a mistake by stopping short on his route on the INT and he won't make that mistake again
#Browns Case Keenum warming up against his former team while Mayfield is in the tent with injury on that pick
As expected, #Browns Malcolm Smith starting at middle linebacker in place of Anthony Walker Jr.
#Browns Blake Hance in at LT for Jedrick Wills Jr.
Fullback Andy Janovich gets 1st TD of Browns career.
Browns' defense overcame first-half woes in 31-21 victory over Houston Texans but questions still surround Joe Woods' remade defense cleveland.com/browns/2021/09…
#Browns DT Malik McDowell back in the game, too
Jacob Martin sack #1 pic.twitter.com/i9yUd87PUx
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) September 19, 2021
Houston Texans defensive end Jacob Martin sacked Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in the first quarter Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The sack was Martin’s 7.5 sack since the Texans traded for him at the end of the 2019 preseason. Martin was part of the trade that sent Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks. Clowney now is with the Browns, and at this point in the game, did not have a sack
The NFL has handed down punishment for the sideline dust-up involving Kansas City Chiefs RB coach Greg Lewis and Cleveland Browns DB Ronnie Harrison.
According to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the league fined Harrison $12,128 for shoving Lewis on the Chiefs’ sideline. Harrison was flagged and ultimately ejected from the game for his part in the incident. Lewis, however, wasn’t flagged or fined by the league. He did receive a stern warning from the league per Pelissero, citing that any further violations would result in some form of discipline
|1ST||9:56||Andy Janovich rushed up the middle for 1 yard touchdown||0||7|
|1ST||5:18||Tyrod Taylor passed to Phillip Lindsay to the right for 22 yard touchdown||7||7|
|2ND||7:06||Tyrod Taylor rushed to the right for 15 yard touchdown||14||7|
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|3RD||7:50||Baker Mayfield passed to Demetric Felton to the left for 33 yard touchdown||14||21|
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|4TH||5:52||Nick Chubb rushed to the right for 26 yard touchdown||21||31|
|4TH||2:00||Joey Slye missed a 41-yard field goal||21||31|