Osweiler looks to bounce back against Lions

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Brock Osweiler has been so bad on the road this season that a fan started a Go Fund Me page in a comical attempt to raise money to buy out his $72 million contract.

Criticism of Osweiler and his huge deal have increased with each Houston loss, and his latest lackluster performance in Monday's defeat at Denver spawned countless memes mocking the quarterback.

The good news for Osweiler and the Texans is that they return to Houston this week where they'll look to improve to 5-0 at home when they host the Detroit Lions.

Osweiler hasn't been great in Houston's four home wins, but he has been much better than on the road, with seven of his eight touchdown passes coming in those victories.

Osweiler has struggled to get Houston's passing game going and the Texans rank 30th in the league with 204.3 yards passing a game despite having big-play receivers DeAndre Hopkins and rookie Will Fuller.

Osweiler knows he needs to play better and eliminate mistakes, but also noted that a win on Sunday would leave the team in a pretty good spot at the midway point of the season.

"If we can put ourselves 5-3, 2-0 in the division, first place in the division going into the bye week, everything else is irrelevant," he said.

Though Osweiler has taken much of the blame for Houston's offensive struggles this season, Hopkins was quick to point out that everyone on the offense needs to improve to turn things around.

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