Texans offensive drives have been haunting them through three weeks of the season. The issue was evident with what the New England Patriots forced the offense to do: the Texans would only succeed with sustaining their drives. The Texans have not been a model offense of putting together offensive drives, stemming from their status of learning on the run and situational awareness by Brock Osweiler.
Let’s look inside the numbers.
offensive drives on the season
touchdowns scored in those drives
field goals made in those drives
the average of Texans drives resulting in scores
offensive drives over 10 plays
drives of 10 plays or more resulted in points (1 touchdown, four field goals)
plays per scoring drives
yards, on average, covered on scoring drives.
yards per play on scoring drives.
drives of four plays or less
drives the resulted in a 3-and-out
game-opening drives that ended in an interception.
play, the shortest drive that resulted in a touchdown.
Red Flag On the Texans Rush Defense
The defense ranks 10th in the NFL in points given up per game (14.3) and 3rd in yards given up per game (277). What is not being told is how poorly the Texans rush defense has played this season.
yards a game given up on the ground.
in the NFL in yards per game
yards given up per rush
in the NFL in average yards per rush.
The amount of yards given up on the ground are due to a defensive line that is working with J.J. Watt still trying to get in top condition, Jadeveon Clowney learning a new position, and just the lack of overall depth at the position. Romeo Crennel bases his defense off his run unit and, to this point, it has been below average which is rare for the Texans.
Beginning of the Week Notes
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