On Sunday the Texans came away with a 19-17 win against the Broncos in Denver. A questionable decision before halftime on the part of Broncos head coach Vance Joseph proved to be the difference.
With 23 seconds left before halftime and the Texans up 13-10, Joseph sent out kicker Brandon McManus to attempt a 62-yard field goal. He missed the kick, giving the Texans a shot at putting points on the board themselves.
Had the Broncos punted, the Texans would have likely taken a knee from deep in their own territory. The missed kick gave them decent field position and 18 seconds on the clock to setup a field goal attempt of their own.
That’s exactly what the Texans did. Completions to Ryan Griffin and DeAndre Hopkins set Houston up for a 46-yard field goal attempt.
The kick was good, the Texans took a 16-10 into the half and Houston’s head coach Bill O’Brien was spotted thanking Vance Joseph for the gift.
When yo opposing coach is saying this “Good job Vance. You dumb fuck” you’ve made the wrong hire 🤦♂️@NateKreckman @johnelway @salaams_from_68 pic.twitter.com/4VNNyCIIZq
— Nick Mahan (@CoachMahanRC) November 4, 2018
That seems like a fair assessment of the situation on O’Brien’s part.