HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans coach Bill OBrien on Monday defended Jadeveon Clowney and his late offside penalty that factored into Houstons 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Stephen Anderson Jersey White , which ended a nine-game winning streak.Hes an aggressive player and you never want to take away that aggressiveness, OBrien said. In that situation, he made a mistake, and Im sure hed be the first to tell you that. Andrew (Luck) did a good job on that play, and (Colts coach) Frank (Reich) did a good job of getting their guys coached up on it.With two minutes remaining on Sunday and the Texans down 24-21 and needing a critical stop at midfield on third-and-1, Luck tried several times to draw the Texans offside before Clowney finally took the bait.The 5-yard penalty gave the Colts a first down and, ultimately, the win. The Colts (7-6) snapped a franchise-record winning streak by Houston (9-4), trimming the Texans lead in the AFC South to two games with three remaining.Clowney later refused to comment when approached by reporters after the game.OBrien said Monday that on the play, there was a sense among the Texans defensive players that the Colts would try to run the ball in the short-yardage situation and that Clowney was not at fault for the loss.Hes a very aggressive player who has made a lot of plays for us, OBrien said. We didnt lose the game because of that. We lost the game because we had four or five three-and-outs, gave up 199 yards to one receiver and we didnt play our best game on special teams. Thats really more what it came down to.Clowney had two tackles in the game and has 7 sacks on the season, second on the team to J.J. Watts 12½ sacks.No one wants to lose D'Onta Foreman Jersey White , OBrien said. Its a bottom-line business when you lose a game like that. Weve lost four games this year by a touchdown or less and thats the NFL these games are very, very tight. There are six to eight plays in a game that are critical and if you dont execute those plays, youre probably going to lose the game.The receiver OBrien was referring to was T.Y. Hilton who entered the game as the NFLs leader in receiving yards per game at NRG Stadium with 122.3 and only padded his lead with a 199-yard performance on nine catches. Luck threw for 399 yards and two touchdowns.OBrien said there are things the defense can shore up before the Texans visit the Jets on Saturday to avoid giving up more big plays in the passing game.I think the big thing is, when you look at the tape, on those particular plays, we have not combined coverage and rush, OBrien said.Whether it was the rush not getting home or the coverage playing too loose. We just have to continue to work at that and clean those things up, relative to who were playing. I dont really get worried about anything and just make sure our guys understand where we need to improve. LOS ANGELES (AP) Even after everything J.J. Watt has accomplished in football, he still relished the chance to walk on and off the field for his first game action since breaking his leg.Todd Gurley, Jared Goff and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams offense wont get any action at all in this preseason, but they insist theyll still be ready for the games that count.Rookie John Kelly rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns, and the Rams briefly debuted their new defensive stars in a 21-20 preseason victory over Watt and the Houston Texans on Saturday.Watt started and made a tackle roughly 10 1/2 months after he got hurt in the Texans fifth game last season. The chance to catch up with former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was just a bonus on an exciting day for the veteran superstar.I liked that I came off (the field) under my own power, Watt said with a grin. Its football. Its where I feel the most natural. Its where I feel at home.Houstons first-team defense looked sharp Womens Jose Altuve Jersey , but the Rams backup offensive players put together enough points to win it. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney were long finished by the time Nick Rose missed a 57-yard field goal at the gun in the Texans first loss of the preseason.I mean, they didnt have Todd Gurley out there, or Jared Goff, Watt said. But we flew around. We had fun. We did what were supposed to do. We had three series and held them to 2 yards, and we got a pick. Well take that. Thats what we expect to do with their offensive all-stars sitting out.The Texans were thrilled to see Watt looking healthy and happy.Hes really worked hard to get back to where hes at right now, Houston coach Bill OBrien said. I think hes playing at a real high level, from what weve seen every single day. From what I could see today, the first-team defense went out there and did a nice job.Watt is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, but he didnt get to see the current holder of the award. Aaron Donald is still deep in his second consecutive contract holdout from the Rams.Los Angeles first-team defense also excelled despite Donalds continued absence. Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib all got their first action with the Rams early in the first quarter, and Suh managed to hit Deshaun Watson as the quarterback uncorked a long throw that was intercepted by Lamarcus Joyner on the Texans second series.But the Rams rested 10 of their presumptive offensive starters for the third straight week, keeping the wraps on the team that led the NFL in scoring last season. The decision all but ensures Gurley and Goff will go into the regular season without taking a snap in a preseason game.When you balance the risk/reward, we felt like as a coaching staff this was going to be the best thing for us, Rams coach Sean McVay said. You do have 10 of 11 starters returning (from last season). You dont take anything for granted (but) this is what we felt like is best for our football team. Might not be for everybody. Might be disagreements http://www.thetexanslockerroom.com/auth … ith-jersey , but this is what we talked about as a coaching staff, and this is the decision we made.Alfred Blue rushed for an early score for Houston, and Braxton Miller caught a TD pass from Brandon Weeden, who went 10 of 17 for 108 yards with an interception after Watsons brief action. Quan Bray caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Joe Webb with 5:54 to play for the Texans, but Ejuan Price sacked Webb on the ensuing 2-point conversion attempt.Roses last-second kick was his second missed field goal as the Texans wait for Kaimi Fairbairn to get healthy.MANNIONS TURNPharoh Cooper caught a TD pass from Sean Mannion, who bounced back from an 0-for-5 start with a bad interception to Kareem Jackson. Mannion finished the first half with 10 consecutive completions, but he has been inconsistent in the preseason, raising some concern about the Rams backup situation behind Goff.ROOKIE RUNNERKelly, the Rams sixth-round pick from Tennessee, continued his breakout preseason in Gurleys absence with another impressive game. He finished Los Angeles 19-play drive that consumed 12:06 of the third quarter with a spinning 15-yard TD run.SAMS STEPSSam Shields made an interception in the veteran cornerbacks next huge step in his comeback from multiple concussions. Shields missed most of the past two seasons and was dropped by the Green Bay Packers during his laborious return from at least four recorded concussions. He picked off Weedens pass late in the first quarter and returned it 13 yards before celebrating on the sideline with teammates who understood the importance of the moment.ANTHEM UPDATEThere were no apparent protests during the national anthem.INJURIESTexans: WR Will Fuller sat out with a minor hamstring injury. LB Ben Heeney left the field on a cart during the first half. He has been fighting injuries in training camp.Rams: DL Ethan Westbrooks had a strong first half before getting shaken up on a play shortly before halftime. He went to the locker room early. LB Matt Longacre completed his long comeback from injury by starting for Los Angeles. He hurt his back late last season and then struggled with a biceps injury in training camp.UP NEXTTexans: Finish the preseason at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.Rams: Finish the preseason at the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.