Texans' Bill O'Brien on Raiders defense: 'Very big challenge'
The Texans offense scored 10 points during their Week 1 victory over Washington. Oakland's defense allowed 19 points, including 212 rushing yards on 34 carries, to the New York Jets during its season-opening loss.
“Very athletic,” O’Brien said. “Veteran defense with the exception of Khalil Mack, who’s a very explosive, athletic player. Veteran players along the front. (Justin) Tuck, I’m pretty familiar with. (LaMarr) Woodley, I’m pretty familiar with. Antonio Smith, our players are very familiar with him. Very, very good players. Linebackers are athletic. It’s a very, very big challenge for our offense going against this defense.”
The Texans play their road-opener against the Raiders on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.
- Paul Palladino