These Texans may be fearless but not as sharp as they were after clinching their first playoff berth, thanks to the Carolina Panthers.

A battle of rookie quarterbacks as TJ Yates faces former Heisman trophy winner.

Arian Foster's fumble for the third time in four games not only earns him a trip to the bench, but sets a tone of miscues for the Texans.

Unfortunate that Houston’s defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips is on medical leave. But, Wade didn't forget to tell the boys to keep hitting. Yeah, there's a reason why  is on the front cover of your game day souvenir.

Now, it's J.J Watt's turn.

Then, Earl Mitchell joins the hit fest. This marks 38 sacks on the year for Houston, establishing a new franchise single-season mark.

As much as the Texans defense is doing, you'd think it's enough against Newton and company. Not quite. Carolina continues to make the scoreboard look ugly for Houston fans.

Don't feel sorry for these Texans. .From Owen Daniels to the other laundry list of miscues, it's not like Houston didn't get chances.

With this run, Foster eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the second straight season, and is the only Texans player to find the end zone. But, it’s not enough.  

Carolina wins 28-13, and snaps the Texans’ seven-game winning streak in a contest of wasted opportunities.