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At 8:29 p.m. EST on Monday, December 12, the Houston Texans were Super Bowl contenders and the best team in the AFC.
By 9:30 p.m. EST on Monday, December 12, the Houston Texans were a team in serious trouble and the second-best team on the field.
For the Texans it was another prime-time meltdown for their vaunted defense, mimicking a 42-24 shellacking by the Green Bay Packers in Week 6. It was also the third time in four games the Texans surrendered at least 30 points.