The Houston Texans can’t close out games.
The Texans held a 17-point lead in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium, but the game resulted in a 20-20 tie.
In Week 2, the Texans led 9-6 heading into the final frame, but lost 16-9 to the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.
Week 3’s results were part of a theme as the Texans were tied 20-20 throughout the fourth quarter but gave the game away with quarterback Davis Mills throwing an interception to linebacker Roquan Smith that was returned to the 12-yard line, allowing the Chicago Bears to kick the game-winning field goal as time expired.
Mills believes the Texans’ problem is “just executing.”
“I thought today we were moving the ball well,” Mills told reporters after the loss Sunday at Soldier Field. “Had a tough situation, got called for a penalty, backed us up a little bit and kind of killed the drive. So I guess shooting ourselves in the foot.”
Mills finished the afternoon completing 20 passes on 32 attempts for 245 yards, a touchdown, two interceptions, a 70.4 passer rating, and took just one sack in the process.
“Really that last drive, I thought we were all confident that we were going to move the ball down the field and go down and either kick a field goal to win it or score a touchdown,” said Mills. “That defender made a good play at the line of scrimmage to tip it and they got the turnover. Tough one today.”
The Texans will have to figure out how to close out games quickly as they fall to 0-2-1 on the season. The Los Angeles Chargers head to NRG Stadium to take on Houston in Week 4 with a 12:00 p.m. Central Time kickoff on Oct. 2.