Houston dropped their third straight game losing at the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in a slip, slid’in affair 21-13. Osweiler threw for 202 yards and two touchdown passes with no interceptions as Houston clinging to the AFC South top spot fell to 6-6.
The Houston Texans defense which has been forced to over-perform week after week just o keep Houston in games froze down the stretch against Green Bay.
With the game tied 7-7 late in the third quarter, the Texans pinned Green Bay at their own two yard line only to watch Aaron Rodgers do what Aaron Rodgers does time and time again.
Twelve plays later, Jordy Nelson completed the 98 yard drive as Texans cornerback Charles James lost his footing and Nelson hauled in a 32 yard scoring reception.
O’Brien’s offense stalled for the inside Green Bay territory for the fourth time on the ensuing series and Aaron Rodgers made them pay. This time the Packers started at their own 11.
The Green Bay signal caller needed just eight plays to drive the green and gold the length of the field. Houston area native Aaron Ripkowski of nearby Dayton, Tex. scored what proved to be the game-winner from three yards out.
Osweiler did manage to put together a quick six play, 78 yard scoring drive. Wide receiver DeAndre hopkins hauled in the 44 yard strike but it was too little too late once again for the Texans. The touchdown catch was Hopkins first since Week 3.
Pending Monday night’s game with the Jets, the Colts will tangle with the Houston Texans on Sunday December 10th in what could decide the Houston Texans playoff fate. Houston is currently tied atop the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans who enjoyed a bye week on Sunday.