Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says he hasn't considered benching Osweiler

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says he hasn't considered benching quarterback Brock Osweiler.
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Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he has not considering benching Brock Osweiler despite the poor play from his starting quarterback.

O'Brien was asked about Osweiler after an ugly Monday night performance in which Osweiler went 22 for 41 with 131 yards in a 27–9 loss to the Denver Broncos.

"There needs to be more productive and (become) more consistent on offense," O'Brien said. "We're trying to fix it. It's not for lack of effort or preparation.

Osweiler, who signed a four-year, $72 million deal with $37 million guaranteed before the season, is completing 58% of his passes this season for 1,533 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Osweiler is last in the NFL in yards per passing attempt and is 29th in completion percentage and 30th in passer rating.

"He's a good player, and he knows he needs to play better. We can all do better," O'Brien said.

Despite the struggle, The Texans (4–3) still lead the AFC South by one game. Houston next plays the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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