The dysfunctional Houston Texans are expected to make a run at the NFL's worst record this year, even after a convincing Week 1 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The sad-sack franchise, indefinitely frozen by the Deshaun Watson situation, actually played decently against a Super Bowl contender in the Cleveland Browns, but ended up on the wrong side of a 31-21 final. It was a large dose of reality and a reminder that first-year head coach David Culley is getting acclimated to the specific pressures of being in charge of everything on game day.
At least that's one possible explanation for the objectively wrong strategic decision the Texans made early in the third quarter. Facing 3rd-and-15 from their own 38-yard line, Tyrod Taylor connected with Brandin Cooks for a 13-yard gain.
The Browns were flagged for being offsides on the play, presenting the choice of 4th-and-2 or 3rd-and-10. Culley chose the former ... and those chose to punt.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was as perplexed as everyone else.