Texans' defense unable to contain Buffalo

Published Dec. 7, 2015 11:35 a.m. ET

A Houston Texans' defense that keyed the team's four-game winning streak had few answers for the Buffalo Bills' offense in Sunday's 30-21 loss.

The Texans, who entered having given up an average of 8.75 points over the previous four games, allowed Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor to throw three touchdown passes and run for another. Taylor was sacked just one in the game, with the Bills devoting extra attention to Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt.

Houston gave up 187 yards on the ground, while rookie cornerback Kevin Johnson struggled to slow down Bills' star receiver Sammy Watkins, who caught three passes for 109 yards and a touchdown on four targets.

“We just didn’t get it done,” Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “Obviously, it’s a frustrating feeling knowing how important every game is. We have a lot of football left. It’s going to sting right now, and it’s going to hurt. You see how the locker room is feeling right now."

The Texans, who remain tied for first place in the AFC South, will look to regroup next week at home against a difficult opponent in the New England Patriots.