HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Last week, the Texans’ defense performed poorly against the Kansas City Chiefs.
To say the least.
As head coach Bill O’Brien noted earlier this week, they missed 20 tackles in the Thursday night opener against the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Texans allowed Kansas City to rattle off 31 straight points before finally answering in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach.
Houston struggled playing assignment-sound football and staying in their gaps, in addition to poor tackling.
That can’t happen against a Ravens offense that ran the ball better than any other team in the league last year, with quarterback Lamar Jackson returning and rookie running back J.K. Dobbins added to the mix.
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said Wednesday he expects better tackling against the Ravens. They are in for a long afternoon if not.
“We’ve had an opportunity to do it live now, obviously no preseason. We’ve had an opportunity to do it live and we didn’t do it that well. So, I sure as sh*t hope we do it better this week. That’s the plan.”