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Imagine being the underdog Houston Texans coming into Kansas City to meet the Chiefs, in Arrowhead Stadium. You’ve blown the doors back with a quick touchdown connection from star Deshaun Watson to the speedy Kenny Stills. You’ve capped a 24-0 run to jump-start the game, with a Ka’imi Fairbairn 31-yard field goal.
Congratulations to the Houston Texans! pic.twitter.com/mDPugqQbX8— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 13, 2020
And then you proceed to choke it all away, allowing 41 unanswered points–highlighted by a special teams failure that led to a Chiefs score, and a completely unnecessary fake punt that brought it all down. Even worse, your team would lose by 20, 51-31.
This failure, the unfortunate end of the historic loss, is living today as a Texans fan. Of course, the memes came on with a great vengeance and unmitigated pettiness.
Houston Texans memes
Gotta have the Spice Adams burn:
Texans joining the Astros as Houston chokes again— JC (@CantH0LDMe) January 12, 2020
Then, the Mario Kart edition:
Houston Texans blowing it after the first quarter: pic.twitter.com/AmrdYdYl6M— Sins (@OGSinsV3) January 12, 2020
Going directly at the Texans coaching staff was a must:
Then, imagine your collapse also being the most-watched game on CBS in four years, to the tune of 35 million viewers.
Long the second-most-popular team in the Lone Star State, the Texans made the most of their moment in the spotlight.
Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.