Starters and second string were toe to toe. After that was a joke. Back up oline. Ummmm no
I really did not see us "toe to toe" with the Texans. Despite being tied at half, O thought the Texans looked loke a playoff team and we looked like a 6 win team. They turned the ball over twice, otherwise the halftime score would have been 20-6 or worse. sure you can give our defense credit for causing the turnovers but, it seems to me that there are really only 2 things that will happen when the other team has the ball: they score or turn it over. We can't continue like this. We MUST force teams to punt the ball. I don't think Texas punted the entire first half. Plus, we need to turn those TOs into TDs not mere FGs.
Overall I was quite seriously disappointed with the Panthers' showing last night. Not in terms of losing, but I didn't see anything that makes me think we have improved in any phase of the game.
In terms of wins, I wasn't predicting 12 or 13, but I thought we could win 10. Now I have serious doubts.