In this latest entry of the series titled “The Biggest Game in Franchise History,” the Houston Texans have outlasted the Chicago Bears 13-6. The buildup to this showdown paid as much attention to the weather as the exceptional defenses facing each other. When the final gun sounded, all ended up playing their expected roles.
The incessant precipitation that led to six first-half turnovers made the football as difficult to hold as Facebook stock the day after their IPO.
The first two scores in the game directly resulted from a loss of possession. But most of time they just seemed to be trading them back and forth to no apparent gain.
The turning point in this one came on the only touchdown drive of the evening. The Texans gained 52 yards on just three rushes to get them a first-and-goal at the Bears’ three-yard line. A diving catch by Arian Foster proved to be all the edge Houston would need.
No one would have believed the game was effectively over at that point. But when a concussion kept Jay Cutler in the locker room after halftime concluded, Chicago fans must have felt their fate was sealed.
In retrospect, there was more to this game than a lot of rain and a lot of pain. Shall we take at those who lost and those who gained?