Special Teams Comes Up Huge In Win Over Bills

Brennan Scarlett Is Texans Quiet Special Teams Star Against Buffalo

The Bull Rush
October 14, 2018 - 5:31 pm

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The Texans have talked all season about playing complimentary football. 

From the offense, to the defense and special teams, the Texans have been waiting to put it together in every phase of a football game.

For one of the first times this season, the special teams showed up in a big way against the Buffalo Bills.

In the first quarter OLB Brennan Scarlett recovered a muffed punt by Bills WR Ray-Ray McCloud that set up a 5 play, 29 yard drive that ended in the 13 yard TD to Deandre Hopkins that put the Texans up 10-0.

Scarlett said that it was a big deal for the special teams unit to finally start making plays, "That was huge. We always talk about playing complementary football. It takes all three phases of the gmae, and as a special teams unit, we take a lot of price in going out there and doing our part," Scarlett said.

Early in the second quarter, LB Tyrell Adams blocked a punt attempt by the Bills on 4th and 9, which was also recovered by Scarlett, which he returned for 16 yards.

Adams was just added to the active roster from the practice squad 8 days ago and is happy for the opportunity to make a difference for the team, " It's a blessing, honestly man. The organization I'm in now, man. I'm just happy to be here. They give me a shot to make some plays, and I'm just out here to contribute," Adams said after the game.

The Texans hope to continute the winning ways of this three game win streak next week when they're on the road against division rival Jacksonville and hopefully the special teams will find more miracles to help the team get their fourth win of the season.