'A Weird Play' | Bill O'Brien Confused By Kareem Jackson TD

Denver Broncos strong safety Kareem Jackson (22) celebrates with teammates after an interception during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
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By SportsRadio 610
HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was confused by the Keke Coutee fumble that his former player Kareem Jackson ultimately returned for a touchdown.

There seemed to be confusion as to whether the play was ruled dead, or whether it was even a catch at all.

Jackson took a lateral handoff from linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, who recovered the ball, and returned it for a score.

Some of the players heard a whistle, and it was unclear whether Jackson was returning a live ball, O'Brien said.

"That was a weird play. The ball came out. The back judge said he was down. The rest of the officials let the play go. Somebody heard a whistle. The ball was scooped up by one of their guys, Akins had him in the grasp, he handed it to Kareem and he returned it for a touchdown.

"It was just a strange play. I mean, Laremy Tunsil chased the guy down field to try to catch up with him."

That touchdown helped the Broncos to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Broncos led 31-3 at halftime and 38-3 before the Texans touched the ball in the third quarter.

The loss dropped Houston to 8-5 with a road game against the Tennessee Titans next Sunday for the AFC South division lead.