Joe Mays

Houston Texans' defense in search of consistency

Through two games, it has been a beast-or-famine season for the Texans' defense.

Mostly, the Texans have been impenetrable. The Chargers didn't make a first down on any of their final five possessions (only to go off for 539 yards against the Eagles this past Sunday). The Titans went three-and-out four consecutive times in the third quarter against the Texans, then suffered the indignity of a two-and-out to start the fourth quarter when Joe Mays dumped Chris Johnson for a safety.

But Tennessee's next series rumbled on for nine plays and essentially went end zone to end zone, covering 99 yards and ending with Jake Locker's 10-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker. So the Texans...