The collapse of the Houston Texans is now also a meme

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.

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:

Then, the Mario Kart edition:

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

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.