In the first half of Sunday’s game, the Houston Texans had one of the worst offensive performances in recent NFL history.
At the end of the first half, Houston was down 19-0 to Buffalo.
The Texans did nothing through the air with rookie Davis Mills starting in place of injured Tyrod Taylor (and inactive Deshaun Watson). Mills only completed one pass for seven yards, for a total of
. He threw two interceptions to the Bills defense, completing more passes to the opposing team.
Texans offense has been BRUTAL vs. Buffalo.
🔘 QB Davis Mills: 1/7, 2 INT
🔘 -20 net passing yards
🔘 11 total yards pic.twitter.com/oA1YrczQoi
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) October 3, 2021
John McClain, a longtime Texans insider, believes it was the worst performance he’s ever seen. “In my more than four decades of covering the NFL, the Texans offensive performance in the first half is the worst I’ve ever seen.”
He tweeted, “Davis Mills is having the worst half I’ve ever seen.”
In my more than four decades covering the NFL, the Texans offensive performance in the first half is the worst I’ve witnessed. Davis Mills is having the worst half I’ve ever seen.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 3, 2021
The passing game had a historically bad performance. When sacks are factored in, the Texans actually had a negative net passing yardage.
The Texans’ -23 net passing yards against Buffalo in the first half marked the fewest by any team in a first half since the Eagles on Nov. 21, 1999 against the Colts.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 3, 2021
Things haven’t improved much in the second half.
Midway through the third quarter, Houston is down 19-0 to Buffalo.