The Deshaun Watson-led Houston Texans succumbed to their fourth-straight loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Texans lost by a 23-31 scoreline at the NRG Stadium. Kirk Cousins led his team to their first win of the season, but things are not looking good for the Texans.
The Texans have suffered four opening losses for the first time since 2008. The morale in Bill O’Brien’s squad is at an all-time low for now. However, franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson is not in the mood to victimize himself amidst a string of poor results.
Deshaun Watson painted a frustrated figure at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The former first-round pick threw for 300 yards and had two passing TDs. He is clearly not happy with how the season has panned out thus far. However, he is not giving up on his team just yet.
“At the end of the day, it is what it is. We’re 0-4. We’ve just got to keep fighting, keep pushing forward, and that’s it. But for me personally, I’m not going to let it take my joy. I’m going to continue to live life, continue to work my ass off, continue to come in here every day and play football. It is what it is.”
“We’re 0-4. I’m not going to let it take my joy. My spirit, my smile, my energy, my love of the game is still going to be there,” Watson told The Houston Chronicle’s, Aaron Wilson.
Texans teammate JJ Watt also echoed the same sentiment as he said, “All I can do is control what I can control. I’m going to try to find a way to get a win. This is terrible. It’s brutal. It’s depressing. This sucks. I don’t know any other way to put it.”
After going four weeks without a win, coach Bill O’Brien will be under immense pressure heading into the rest of the team’s fixtures. The Texans host the hurting Jacksonville Jaguars in Week Five before traveling to the Nissan Stadium and playing Ryan Tannehill’s Tennessee Titans a week later.
Deshaun Watson will be eager to put the disappointment from the past four weeks behind him. The Texans will have to improve their overall game if they want to salvage this season.