Texans ‘offensive line was porous against the Cincinnati Bengals’ formidable defensive front on Saturday.
They allowed three sacks in the first quarter, making it virtually impossible for a new starting quarterback Tom the Savage, to get into any semblance of rhythm.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins burst through the meager attempt to block the right guard Jeff Allen dismiss the new starting quarterback Tom Savage.
Atkins leads all NFL interior defensive linemen with 8½ sacks. He had 11 sacks last season, to again lead the NFL in that category, and is considered one of the most devastating defensive tackles in the league.
During the first quarter, defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry had 1 ½ sacks and two blow-back.
Defensive end Michael Johnson in conjunction with Gilberry for another Bengals bag.
During the first half, Savage completed only 2 of 7 passes for 13 yards and hit five times. The offensive line was brutally bad, just not suitable for the passage of Rushers Bengals.
Savage had a 39.6 passer rating. He averaged only 1.9 yards per pass attempt. It was embarrassingly bad block display.
Texans managed just 34 yards of total offense and two first downs in the first half as they fell behind 3-0 after the first inning.
Texans rushed for only 39 yards on 13 carries, an average of three yards in the long term, as Alfred Blue had little room to work and gained only 28 yards on 11 carries.