No one will be able to watch Davis Mills’ throw for centuries to come. But we should have known that the Texans would be hitting each other in their regular season finale. Lovie Smith’s team hit all the keys right in the final weeks of the regular season. In Week 14, Houston nearly let the Dallas Cowboys down. In Week 15, the Texans led the Kansas City Captains with five minutes left in regulation. They lost in extra time when Pat Mahomes was locked upbut for a squad without a rudder, it was a tenacious endeavor.
Those heavy losses are something fans want to see on a team that is in the No. 1 pick. Then, in Week 16, the Texans threw Malik Willis into a sinkhole we may never have. Now get out, for a surprise victory.
On Sunday, the funniest event of the 2022 NFL season happened. Leading the Colts with a score of 24-31 with less than a minute left, Davis Mills dropped to 4th and 20th, rolling to relieve the pressure, and earn a coin from the 45-yard line for Jordan Atkins. The aftermath of Atkins’ catch led to the most important pass of the regular season until the next game.
Instead of risking overtime and another draw with the Colts, lame duck Coach Lovie Smith won two goals. I have never seen such a tragic winning streak and played out with a laughable track. The Houston Texans deserve to be laughed at, especially the way they try to play Smith. The game recognized the games and he replayed them right away.
On one hand, the Texans had Lovie Smith in a no-win situation coaching for his job with a win or by earning the No.1 overall pick for a new regime. If the Texans wanted to fire a black man from their position of head coach Againthey could have done it when things started to improve in Weeks 14, 15, or 16, and insert a substitute in the head coach.
After the final play, a mischievous smile appeared on Smith’s face. He had to know that this could be it and he left a lasting memory in Houston while also gifting the Bears once again. He was immediately fired on Sunday night.
The Texans, by contrast, have become the main protagonists of the season who control their own destiny and which quarterback they will choose for the Chicago Bears’ backseat drivers. Being at the mercy of the Bears doesn’t sit well with Texas fans either.
Texas fans were very kill people they should have worn straight coats.
Criticism from a group of fans who never made it out of the Division has turned into an open wound. Houston’s fate will not change much. It’s not like they fell from the first pick to the fourth. They will still have access to the second-best passers in the draft class with two deserving midfielders in the top five.
It’s been a long time since a franchise was so angry at such a dramatic win. However, the Texans are pitiful. Pick #2 isn’t a bad consolation bonus, but it does keep the Texans waiting for what the Bears decide to do with that pick.
If anything, Lovie Smith should be the honorary head of the season. All the plot and analysis of the season is about to be duplicated. Over time, Davis Mills’ pitch will take on a new meaning, especially if the quarterback falls into their hands with dominant careers. Or it will sting if Bryce Young becomes All-Pro.
Chicago believes they have found their first franchise quarterback in 70 years at Justin Fields. Most of it, however, is aspirational thinking. He uses his This season is behind a foam offensive line and a wide bottom receiving legion. They will probably trade that first pick for a team in the top 10 or top five so they don’t move too far back. Maybe even to the Indianapolis Colts. We have to thank Lovie Smith for the off-season speculation that followed.