In what was nearly a nasty loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, the Houston Texans came together for an amazing comeback win 26-23. Unfortunately, most of the fans in attendance that night didn’t get to witness the overtime miracle.
— Anthony Calhoun (@ACwishtv) October 17, 2016
Brock Osweiler struggled severely in the first half of the game, and things looked bleak for Texans fans. Late in the game, Osweiler led the team in a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that gave the team a spark. That spark led to another touchdown by TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, tying the game.
In overtime, Texans kicker Nick Novak successfully made a field goal, increasing the Texans record to 4-2.
Nose tackle Vince Wilfork, among several other players, called out the fans for losing faith when the team was down 23-9 late in the fourth quarter:
“For all the fans who left, I hope their brisket turned out OK, they had to go home and check it,” said Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork, via CBS Houston. “It sucks, but it is what it is. At the end of the day we play for the guys that are in (the locker room) and the true fans, so to look up in the fourth quarter and still have a shot in the game and see half of the stadium empty it was surprising. I never encountered that before.”
23-9 late in 4th Quarter stadium half empty……meanwhile Victory Monday rehab session ha……walkon
— Quintin Demps (@QDemps) October 17, 2016
Only a mere 70,000 fans stuck around long enough to actually witness the amazing victory take place. Even Osweiller noticed the mass exodus in the midst of saving the game.
“A lot of fans tonight missed a terrific performance,” Osweiler said. “I hope they learned tonight this team is never going to quit fighting.”
The Texans next matchup is against the Denver Broncos on a Monday Night Primetime game October 24.