Houston Texans defense stellar in first half, tied 10-10 vs. Raiders

The Houston Texans defense is carrying the team as they are locked up at ten apiece at the half with the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football

The refs cheated the Houston Texans out of their first touchdown and tried to take away another. In the end, the result has been a 10-10 tie between Houston and the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.

In front of a huge crowd in Aztec Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico the Texans moved right down the field with a quick pass play to receiver DeAndre Hopkins. He was called out of bounds on the Oakland 40 by refs who blew the whistle too fast, but replays proved he was in fact in bounds and could have run uncontested for a 66-yard score.

They settled for three on the drive and again the refs tried to strike. A touchdown run by running back Lamar Miller was overturned and Houston got backed up thanks to some bad plays. Quarterback Brock Osweiler was able shake off the bad plays and hit rookie receiver Braxton Miller for a score to tie it up at ten.

The real story though has been the defense. After a fumbled kickoff return set them up deep in their own territory the Texans made a goal-line stop to keep Oakland out of the end zone.

They also held Oakland again after a late second quarter interception by Osweiler. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went to receiver Amari Cooper on fourth down, but corner Johnathan Joseph was there to break up the play and send things to the intermission all knotted up.

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