Stroud had more INTs in Week 11 (three) than in his first nine career games (two).
It’s much easier to clean up after a win than a loss. In back-to-back weeks, Stroud has thrown late picks, but each game the Texans stood tall and came out with a W. That’s how good teams operate. Find a way to win even after stubbing your toe.
At this stage, we can no longer consider Ryans’ club a fluke or just lucky to hang around. The schedule has been favorable, but outside the disappointment against Carolina, Houston has proven that it can make the plays needed to win games.
“For CJ, we continue to highlight the good he’s doing,” Ryans said. “You’re talking about a young guy who can move the football down the field. You’re going to have miscues and bad plays, but it’s all about how you respond to those plays.”
On Sunday, Stroud earned his fourth game this season with 300-plus passing yards and two-plus passing TDs (ties him for the third-most such games by a rookie QB in NFL history, behind Justin Herbert and Andrew Luck). Stroud’s 336 passing yards in Week 11 moved him into fourth place for most passing yards in a player’s first 10 career games with 2,962 — trailing only Patrick Mahomes (3,185), Justin Herbert (3,015) and Andrew Luck (2,965).