Several members of the Houston Texans related that the halftime collapse of coach Gary Kubiak was indeed a distraction and ultimately led to their 27-24 Sunday night loss against the Indianapolis colts. Now several players from other teams have admitted the same.
“It’s on you’re mind when you’re out there playing,” Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan reported, “But you try to focus on the game and just go out and do your job. We were just too distracted to get it done.”
Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins was candid, “Affected us? Of course it affected us. Kubiak goes down and then boom, Nick Foles throws 7 touchdown passes against us. I just hope Kubes is ok, but no way we were winning after that.”
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger reported a disorienting scene, “I just heard everybody screaming, ‘trainer, trainer.” Word kind of travels and it got to me when I was already in the locker room. They said it was Houston Texans Coach Kubiak passed out and stuff. It was definitely tough for us. It was without question the reason we lost.”
When asked to comment on the fact that the Texans game was played Sunday night, hours after their teams had lost, both Ryan and Jenkins just stared blankly at the camera while Ben Roethlisberger suddenly collapsed and claimed he was having a minor stroke.