The Houston Texans basically had to go into don’t-mess-this-up mode against the New England Patriots in Week 5. The Texans had a comfortable lead in the third quarter and were getting ready to punt the ball away to a Patriots offense that had been struggling enormously, with two turnovers at that point.
It had all been too easy for Houston.
And then they blocked their own punt.
The Texans tried a bizarre punt formation, pretending as if they were going to go for it, only to punt it anyway. That fake put the punter in a position where he was closer to his protection. And he punted the ball off of his teammate’s head.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 10, 2021
Because it was such an ugly play, NFL fans on twitter ruthlessly roasted the Texans.
The Texans just punted a ball off a teammate's head.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) October 10, 2021
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 10, 2021
anatomy of a zero-yard punt https://t.co/qlFg6U1wGq
— Doug Farrar ✍ (@NFL_DougFarrar) October 10, 2021
Patriots are losing to a team that punted the ball off a lineman, a kick off out of bounds and missed multiple extra points. Oh and their best player refuses to play.
— Rich Keefe (@Keefe21) October 10, 2021
The Texans just achieved a ZERO-YARD PUNT pic.twitter.com/brF7WgUv4w
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 10, 2021
The Texans with potentially the dumbest punt play of all time.
Next to the Colts of course. pic.twitter.com/n6di5xDMh3
— Savage (@BOSTONSPORTSB) October 10, 2021
Texans just executed the worst punt of all time
— Liam (@Blutman27) October 10, 2021
— tommy1211 (@wehaveagronk) October 10, 2021
The Texans just Galaxy brained a punt and the result was hilarious. pic.twitter.com/XaisEN4ApC
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) October 10, 2021
Texans block their own punt pic.twitter.com/FfDYXOb4vD
— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) October 10, 2021