Why the Houston Texans are Sunday's biggest winners (not really, but kind of)
DEC 29, 2013 4:16p ET
We know what you're thinking: That sounds confusing. How can a team win by losing?
Well, with their 14th straight loss of the season, the 2-14 Texans wrapped up the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. A Texans win on Sunday combined with a Redskins loss (which happened) would have given the Rams the No. 1 pick in the draft (they own Washington's first-round pick).
In other words, Wade Phillips'** squad controlled its own destiny Sunday ... and the Texans didn't disappoint.
Schaub had a game for the ages, throwing zero TD passes and 2 INTs (he also had a pretty gutsy fumble). His monumental performance in such a clutch situation can be summed up in one play. This one:
Texans fans of all ages were pretty pumped up with the inspiring performance from their team.***
Their No. 1 fan was beyond excited:
This fan on the right was so jacked up that she stopped looking at her phone for a second:
These ladies couldn't even put their emotions into words:
This guy was able to forget all about the problem with his right hand for a few minutes:
J.J. Watt was so happy that he didn't even seem concerned about a potentially dangerous situation right behind him:
Way to go, Texans. Enjoy the loss parade through Houston later this week. You deserve it.
*Matt Schaub likely just played his last game with the Texans.
**Interim head coach Wade Phillips probably won't be calling the shots in Houston next year.
***None of these photos were from Sunday's game.
(GIF via @corkgaines)