Texans sticking with Tom Savage

Nov 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) attempts a pass during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Texans are sticking with quarterback Tom Savage after yet another poor performance.

The veteran signal caller played terribly once again Sunday, as the Los Angeles Rams blew the Texans out, 33-7. Savage practically handed the Rams the win, throwing two interceptions and losing two fumbles. Despite all that and just one measly scoring drive, head coach Bill O’Brien is not making any changes under center.

“Tom will start the game against Arizona,” the Houston head coach said in advance of the Texans’ upcoming game against the Cardinals. 

The Texans offense has been a disaster since the team lost rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson for the season. At 3-6, a once-promising season now looks hopeless. Still, Houston is going to stick with Savage, at least in the meantime. After Sunday’s loss, Savage was critical of himself, taking responsibility for the Texans’ uninspiring offense.

“It’s on the quarterback when we put up seven points,” Savage said, via ESPN. “It’s on me. You’re never going to win a game with four turnovers.”

On top of the turnovers, Houston ended the day with 283 yards of total offense and 17 first downs against the Rams. The problem was that 188 of the yards and 11 of the first downs came in the first half of the ballgame. It didn’t help that wide receiver Will Fuller left the game in the second quarter after suffering a rib injury.

“It always hurts [to be without Fuller],” Savage said. “He’s a dynamic player to take the top off the defense and I hope he’s alright.”

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