Houston Texans Team Stats 2018 Texans Snaps

11-5, 1st AFC South

vs IND

9:35 pm GMT, 1/5

Teams coming off of a 4-12 season don't often make for trendy Super Bowl Champion picks the following year, but the Texans aren't the typical 4-12 team and are tied for the seventh best odds (+1,800) to win the Super Bowl, per Bodog. It's easy to understand the hype. Houston looks like it hit a home run at quarterback when it traded up to the 12th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and snagged Deshaun Watson. As a rookie, he opened the first game behind Tom Savage, but relieved him in a season opening blowout versus the Jaguars. The Texans won a slugfest in Week 2 at Cincinnati, and that contest failed to foreshadow the way the offense would take off.

Home Record: 6-2 Away Record: 5-3 Conference Record: 9-3 Division Record: 4-2
Bye Week: 10 Head Coach: Bill O'Brien Offensive Coordinator: Tim Kelly Defensive Coordinator: Romeo Crennel
Special Teams: Brad Seely Owner: Robert C. McNair Stadium: NRG Stadium Surface: Dome
City: Houston Offensive Scheme: 3WR Defensive Alignment: 3-4

Team Rankings

Team Rankings Offense Rankings Defense Rankings
Overall Offense Defense SP Teams FPTS Off Plays TOP PTS YDS Pass Yds Pass TD Rush Yds Rush TD RZ TD OV TD PTS Allow YDS Allow Pass Yds Allow Pass TD Allow Rush Yds Allow Rush TD Allow RZ TD Allow OV TD Allow TOP Allow
27
11
4
26
14
7
7
11
15
17
17
8
20
17
15
4
12
28
18
3
3
15
7
13

Team Offensive Stats

Opponent Vegas Total Offense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Redzone Turnovers Penalties
Wk TEAM DEF RNK Spread ML O/U TOP PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS PLAYS YDS YDS/PLAY ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD ATT YDS/ATT COMP YDS/COMP YDS TD RZ ATT RZ TD RZ % TOV INT FUML PEN YDS
1 NE
10
6.5 225 49 28:50 20 3 3 7 7 71 325 4.6 34 167 4.9 1 34 4.6 17 9.3 158 1 5 2 40% 2 1 1 6 44
2 TEN
16
-3.5 -176 41 29:38 17 0 7 3 7 62 437 7 26 148 5.7 0 32 9 22 13.1 289 2 1 0 0% 1 1 0 11 88
3 NYG
8
-6.5 -255 44 24:30 22 3 3 3 13 62 427 6.9 19 59 3.1 0 40 9.2 24 15.3 368 2 5 2 40% 2 1 1 7 50
4 IND
2
-1 -114 48.5 40:40 37 14 7 7 3 84 466 5.5 35 119 3.4 1 42 8.3 29 12 347 2 5 3 60% 1 1 0 10 54
5 DAL
14
-3.5 -165 45 36:38 19 0 10 3 3 76 462 6.1 31 88 2.8 0 44 8.5 33 11.3 374 1 6 1 16.7% 2 1 1 5 25
6 BUF
10
-10.5 -455 40.5 27:00 20 7 3 0 10 57 216 3.8 24 74 3.1 0 26 5.5 15 9.5 142 1 4 1 25% 3 2 1 6 50
7 JAX
10
3.5 170 43 29:35 20 6 7 7 0 62 272 4.4 37 141 3.8 1 24 5.5 12 10.9 131 1 3 2 66.7% 0 0 0 6 35
8 MIA
1
-7.5 -345 45 28:51 42 7 7 14 14 55 427 7.8 35 188 5.4 1 20 12 16 14.9 239 5 4 4 100% 0 0 0 8 57
9 DEN
14
-1 -102 46.5 32:25 19 7 9 0 3 61 290 4.8 33 98 3 0 24 8 17 11.3 192 2 4 2 50% 0 0 0 7 60
11 WAS
7
-3 -157 40.5 29:30 23 10 7 3 3 58 320 5.5 31 139 4.5 0 24 7.5 16 11.3 181 1 3 1 33.3% 3 2 1 7 40
12 TEN
3
-3.5 -197 42.5 29:58 34 7 17 3 7 62 462 7.5 34 281 8.3 2 24 7.5 19 9.5 181 2 3 3 100% 0 0 0 3 53
13 CLE
5
-5.5 -220 47.5 37:35 29 10 13 3 3 74 384 5.2 39 187 4.8 0 31 6.4 22 9 197 1 2 1 50% 0 0 0 5 77
14 IND
9
-4 -195 49 31:57 21 7 0 7 7 68 315 4.6 25 89 3.6 2 38 5.9 27 8.4 226 1 3 3 100% 0 0 0 7 35
15 NYJ
5
-7 -300 44 24:56 29 3 13 0 13 51 286 5.6 17 47 2.8 0 28 8.5 22 10.9 239 2 4 1 25% 0 0 0 5 43
16 PHI
4
1 112 47 26:15 30 0 16 0 14 63 371 5.9 19 62 3.3 2 40 7.7 29 10.7 309 2 3 2 66.7% 1 0 1 10 61
17 JAX
10
-7 -305 39.5 35:70 20 3 14 0 3 74 342 4.6 33 134 4.1 2 35 5.9 25 8.3 208 0 5 2 40% 1 0 1 2 15

Team Defensive Stats

Opponent Total Offense Allowed Rushing Allowed Passing Allowed Redzone Allowed Opp Turnovers Opp Penalties
Wk TEAM OFF RNK TOF PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS PLAYS YDS YDS/PLAY ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD ATT YDS/ATT COMP YDS/COMP YDS TD ATT TD % TOV INT FUML PEN YDS
1 NE
3
31:10 27 7 14 3 3 72 389 5.4 31 122 3.9 0 39 6.8 26 10.3 267 3 4 3 75% 3 1 2 6 36
2 TEN
9
30:22 20 14 0 0 6 57 283 5 34 100 2.9 0 22 8.3 15 12.2 183 2 2 1 50% 0 0 0 8 70
3 NYG
3
35:30 27 7 13 0 7 60 379 6.3 27 114 4.2 1 29 9.1 25 10.6 265 2 4 3 75% 0 0 0 3 20
4 IND
1
29:56 34 7 3 7 14 83 478 5.8 17 41 2.4 0 62 7 40 10.9 437 4 4 4 100% 2 0 2 10 85
5 DAL
12
31:32 16 6 0 7 3 60 292 4.9 29 98 3.4 0 29 6.7 18 10.8 194 1 2 1 50% 2 2 0 7 72
6 BUF
13
33:00 13 0 0 6 7 58 229 3.9 27 100 3.7 0 29 4.4 16 8.1 129 1 2 1 50% 3 2 1 12 104
7 JAX
15
30:25 7 0 0 7 0 68 259 3.8 22 70 3.2 0 42 4.5 27 7 189 1 1 1 100% 3 1 2 2 15
8 MIA
6
31:90 23 7 3 10 3 65 370 5.7 25 116 4.6 1 38 6.7 22 11.5 254 1 2 1 50% 1 1 0 5 63
9 DEN
10
27:35 17 3 7 7 0 64 348 5.4 20 75 3.8 1 42 6.5 26 10.5 273 1 2 2 100% 1 0 1 8 50
11 WAS
8
30:57 21 0 7 7 7 73 278 3.8 29 124 4.3 2 39 3.9 18 8.6 154 1 4 3 75% 2 2 0 6 43
12 TEN
10
30:20 17 10 0 7 0 52 365 7 23 105 4.6 0 23 11.3 22 11.8 260 2 2 0 0% 1 0 1 7 50
13 CLE
13
22:25 13 0 0 7 6 52 428 8.2 9 31 3.4 1 43 9.2 29 13.7 397 1 2 2 100% 4 3 1 6 45
14 IND
5
28:30 24 0 17 7 0 66 436 6.6 23 50 2.2 1 41 9.4 27 14.3 386 2 3 3 100% 1 1 0 9 59
15 NYJ
7
35:40 22 3 6 6 7 72 318 4.4 31 90 2.9 1 38 6 24 9.5 228 2 4 3 75% 1 0 1 9 60
16 PHI
2
33:45 32 7 6 10 9 73 519 7.1 22 57 2.6 0 50 9.2 35 13.2 462 4 2 1 50% 3 1 2 11 105
17 JAX
16
24:53 3 3 0 0 0 47 119 2.5 16 30 1.9 0 28 3.2 15 5.9 89 0 1 0 0% 2 1 1 8 68

Special Teams Stats

Opponent Special Teams Special Teams Allowed
Wk TEAM FGM FGA XPM XPA PUNT RET PUNT RET YDS KICK RET KICK RET YDS OPP FGM OPP FGA OPP XPM OPP XPA OPP PUNT RET OPP PUNT RET YDS OPP KICK RET OPP KICK RET YDS
1 NE 2 2 2 2 2 20 5 156 2 2 3 3 1 0 1 19
2 TEN 1 2 2 2 4 25 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 0
3 NYG 3 3 1 1 3 45 2 41 2 2 3 3 2 6 3 45
4 IND 3 4 4 4 2 20 4 69 2 2 2 2 1 19 2 32
5 DAL 4 5 1 1 2 29 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 22 0 0
6 BUF 2 2 2 2 3 7 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 8 3 43
7 JAX 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 21 1 5
8 MIA 0 0 6 6 1 13 0 0 3 3 2 2 2 29 3 80
9 DEN 2 2 1 2 2 16 0 0 1 3 2 2 6 17 0 0
11 WAS 3 5 2 2 1 16 1 18 0 1 3 3 0 0 4 78
12 TEN 2 2 4 4 3 37 1 30 1 1 2 2 2 19 2 56
13 CLE 5 5 2 2 1 0 1 23 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 107
14 IND 0 0 3 3 2 18 0 0 1 1 3 3 5 47 1 10
15 NYJ 5 5 2 2 3 17 1 28 1 1 1 3 2 22 3 71
16 PHI 1 1 3 4 1 8 5 122 2 2 2 3 1 11 4 96
17 JAX 2 2 2 2 6 56 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 17 1 40

Texans Team Leaders

Passing
ATT: 505
COMP: 345
YDS: 4,165
TD: 26
Rushing
ATT: 210
YDS: 973
YPG: 69.5
TD: 5
Receiving
TGT: 163
REC: 115
YDS: 1,572
TD: 11
Tackles
TCKL: 107
SOLO: 73
AST: 34
SCK: 0
Interceptions
INT: 3
INT/YDS: 128
PDEF: 10
PDEF/G: 0.62
Field Goals
FGA: 42
FGM: 37
FG%: 88.1%
XPM: 39

Quarterback Stats

Player Passing Turnovers Snaps Sacks
Name RTG GP PASS RTG ATT ATT/G COMP COMP/G COMP % Yds/Att Yds/COMP YDS YPG 300+ Long TDs TDs/G INT INT/G FUM FUML # off % # #/G YDS
Deshaun Watson
83
16 102.4 505 31.6 345 21.56 68.3% 8.2 12.1 4,165 260.31 5 73 26 1.62 9 0.56 9 3 1,093 100% 62 3.88 384
Brandon Weeden
74
1 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 0 0 0
Joe Webb
67
16 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 3% 0 0 0

Running Back Stats

Player Rushing Receiving Totals (Rush + Rec) Snaps Turnovers
Name RTG GP ATT ATT/G YDS/ATT YDS YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G TGTS TGTS/G REC RPG YDS YPR YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G TCH TCH % YDS YPG ATT/G + TGT/G # Off % FUM FUML
Lamar Miller
86
14 210 15 4.6 973 69.5 97 4 5 0.36 35 2.5 25 1.79 163 6.5 11.64 16 0 1 0.07 235 24% 1,136 81.14 17.5 619 57% 1 1
Alfred Blue
76
16 150 9.38 3.3 499 31.19 17 0 2 0.12 27 1.69 20 1.25 154 7.7 9.62 28 0 0 0 170 17% 653 40.81 11.06 461 42% 0 0
Gregory Howell Jr.
67
15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 3 0% 0 0
Tyler Ervin
62
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.44 3 0.33 35 11.7 3.89 19 0 0 0 3 0% 35 3.89 0.44 77 12% 1 0
D'Onta Foreman
1 7 7 -0.1 -1 -1 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 28 14 28 20 0 1 1 9 1% 27 27 9 31 16% 1 0

Wide Receiver Stats

Player Receiving Totals (Rec + Rush) Snaps Turnovers
Name RTG GP TM Pass TGTS TGT % TGTS/G Rec Rec % RPG Yds YPR YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G TCH TCH % ATT/G + TGT/G YDS YPG # Off % FUM FUML
DeAndre Hopkins
92
16 506 163 28.7% 10.19 115 71% 7.19 1,572 13.7 98.25 49 7 11 0.69 116 12% 10.25 1,565 97.81 1,084 99% 2 2
Demaryius Thomas
86
15 506 89 18% 5.93 59 66% 3.93 677 11.5 45.13 45 1 5 0.33 59 6% 5.93 677 45.13 764 76% 0 0
Will Fuller
7 506 45 13.5% 6.43 32 71% 4.57 503 15.7 71.86 73 3 4 0.57 32 3% 6.43 503 71.86 375 77% 0 0
Keke Coutee
6 506 41 11.7% 6.83 28 68% 4.67 287 10.2 47.83 40 1 1 0.17 31 3% 7.33 287 47.83 267 28% 0 0
Deandre Carter
67
14 506 25 0.6% 1.79 22 88% 1.57 216 9.8 15.43 50 0 0 0 23 2% 1.86 223 15.93 284 30% 5 1
Vyncint Smith
65
7 506 10 1.2% 1.43 5 50% 0.71 91 18.2 13 35 0 1 0.14 5 1% 1.43 91 13 179 22% 0 0
Sammie Coates
70
12 506 2 0.6% 0.17 1 50% 0.08 12 12 1 12 0 0 0 1 0% 0.17 12 1 37 4% 0 0
Deante Burton
68
2 506 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tight End Stats

Player Receiving Snaps Turnovers
Name RTG GP TM Pass TGTS TGT % TGTS/G Rec Rec % RPG Yds YPR YPG Long 100+ TD TD/G # Off % FUM FUML
Ryan Griffin
77
14 506 43 8.1% 3.07 24 56% 1.71 305 12.7 21.79 47 0 0 0 743 72% 0 0
Jordan Akins
68
16 506 25 4.8% 1.56 17 68% 1.06 225 13.2 14.06 28 0 0 0 388 35% 0 0
Jordan Thomas
69
16 506 27 4.5% 1.69 20 74% 1.25 215 10.8 13.44 39 0 4 0.25 470 43% 0 0

Punter Stats

Defensive Player Stats

Player Tackles Sacks Fumbles Interceptions Snaps
Name POS RTG GP TCKL TCKL/G SOLO SOLO/G AST AST/G TFL SCK SCK/G SCK YDS QBH PASS DEF Pass Def/G FF FR F RET YDS F TD INT INT/G INT YDS INT TD # DEF %
Tyrann Mathieu SS
94
16 89 5.56 70 4.38 19 1.19 5.5 3 0.19 20 4 8 0.5 0 1 1 0 2 0.12 2 0 1,044 99%
Kareem Jackson CB
76
16 86 5.44 70 4.38 16 1.06 5 1 0.06 7 1 17 1.06 2 1 0 0 2 0.12 24 0 984 93%
JJ Watt DE
97
16 61 3.81 47 2.94 14 0.88 24 16 1 126 29 4 0.25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 962 91%
Benardrick McKinney ILB
79
16 105 6.56 64 3.94 41 2.62 6 1.5 0.09 7.5 5 7 0.44 1 0 0 0 1 0.06 0 0 920 87%
Justin Reid FS
77
16 87 5.5 69 4.38 18 1.12 2 0 0 0 1 10 0.62 1 2 1 0 3 0.19 128 1 906 86%
Jadeveon Clowney OLB
89
15 47 3.13 37 2.53 10 0.6 19 9 0.6 70.5 21 1 0.07 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 900 85%
Johnathan Joseph CB
83
14 57 4.14 48 3.5 9 0.64 2 0 0 0 0 13 0.93 0 0 0 0 2 0.14 46 1 810 77%
Whitney Mercilus OLB
79
16 40 2.44 23 1.38 17 1.06 7.5 4 0.25 26 14 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 786 75%
Zach Cunningham OLB
78
14 107 7.64 73 5.21 34 2.43 3.5 0 0 0 1 5 0.36 2 1 0 0 1 0.07 38 1 752 71%
DJ Reader DE
82
16 33 2.06 23 1.44 10 0.62 5 2 0.12 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 637 60%
Shareece Wright CB
12 32 2.67 25 2.08 7 0.58 3 0 0 0 0 5 0.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 503 55%
Angelo Blackson DE
61
16 24 1.5 18 1.12 6 0.38 1.5 1 0.06 7 2 3 0.19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 429 41%
Brandon Dunn NT
66
14 24 1.71 13 0.93 11 0.79 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 346 33%
Aaron Colvin CB
78
10 29 2.9 22 2.2 7 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 317 37%
Christian Covington DE
76
12 15 1.25 8 0.67 7 0.58 5 3.5 0.29 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 258 31%
Andre Hal FS
8 14 1.62 6 0.75 8 0.88 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.62 0 0 0 0 3 0.38 2 0 237 37%
Duke Ejiofor OLB
12 9 0.75 6 0.5 3 0.25 1 1 0.08 8 2 2 0.17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 158 16%
Dylan Cole OLB
73
8 13 1.62 13 1.62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 23%
Mike Tyson SS
3 5 1.67 3 1 2 0.67 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116 64%
Brennan Scarlett OLB
68
12 18 1.5 12 1 6 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 2 3 0.25 1 1 0 0 1 0.08 8 0 108 10%
Kevin Johnson CB
76
1 4 4 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 87%
Brian Peters ILB
63
11 9 0.82 4 0.36 5 0.45 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 6%
Joel Heath DE
5 2 0.4 2 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 5%
Carlos Watkins DE
4 3 0.75 2 0.5 1 0.25 1 1 0.25 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 7%
Peter Kalambayi OLB
68
15 13 0.87 7 0.47 6 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3%
A.J. Moore FS
67
16 10 0.69 7 0.44 3 0.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3%
Josh Keyes ILB
3 5 1.67 3 1 2 0.67 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4%
Johnson Bademosi CB
68
16 10 0.62 7 0.44 3 0.19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2%
Kayvon Webster CB
1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2%
Tyrell Adams ILB
2 3 1.5 1 0.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%

Special Teams Stats

Player Kickoffs Punts
NAME RTG FUML TD KICK RET KICK RET AVG KICK RET % PUNT RET PUNT RET AVG PUNT RET %
Deandre Carter
67
5 0 19 1.36 95% 26 17.79 68%
Tyler Ervin
62
1 0 10 1.11 50% 21 19.44 55%
Alfred Blue
76
0 0 1 0.06 5% 0 0

Healthy Watson = More Wins

From Week 3 through Week 6, Houston averaged 48.75 points per game, lost a couple of close games at New England and versus Kansas City, and stomped the Titans and Browns. The season came crashing down entering their Week 8 game at the Seahawks, though, as Watson tore his ACL in practice and would be forced to miss the remainder of the season. Will a second torn ACL (his first was to his other knee) force Watson to change his playing style? Watson's saying it won't. Perhaps the better question is, now that teams have tape of Watson's style playing well at the NFL level, will he have the same type of success when teams adjust? The naysayers will point to the way the league adjusted to Robert Griffin III and his inability to adjust back, but Watson is a different player. Regardless, he'll likely have some hiccups along the way, and a five-and-a-half week sample size of excellence is admittedly tiny. Watson has a great chance to be an elite quarterback who causes fits for opposing defenses, but the betting odds are crazy and not worth laying money on. Watson wasn't the only rookie to suffer a season-ending injury for Houston last year.

Running back D'Onta Foreman tore his Achilles in Week 11. He had his best game of the year that week, and his healthy return would bode well for a rushing attack that's leaned too heavily on Lamar Miller in his two seasons with the clubs. Miller was far more efficient and thrived as part of a committee with the Dolphins, and a healthy return from Foreman would create a solid backfield duo. The passing game goes through DeAndre Hopkins, who is one of the best wideouts in the game. He's not alone, though. The 21st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Will Fuller, played in only 10 games last year, but he went nuts when Watson was healthy. His deep speed pairs well with Watson's ability to keep plays alive with his legs.

The defense will no longer be headed by defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. He took the head coaching job with the Titans. However, a familiar face will slide into the DC vacancy. Romeo Crennel was the teams DC from 2014-2016 before serving as the assistant head coach last year. He'll move back to defensive coordinator. The biggest question on the defense relates to J.J. Watt. He broke his leg last year, and he's played in just eight games the last two years combined. In 2016, his season was cut short due to the need for back surgery. He doesn't need to return to 100% of his pre-injury form to make a major impact on the defense, but it remains to be seen what he has left in the tank and if he can remain healthy. Jadeveon Clowney has turned into a stud, and having both healthy would make for quite the handful for opposing offensive lines. The defense added Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu as a free agent, and he'll step right in to aid the secondary. If Watt even comes close to resembling his pre-2016 self, the defense has a chance to be elite. However, it's probably wise to temper expectations given the serious nature of both of his injuries the last two years, making the defense more of an average to better unit. The AFC South is poised to be the most competitive division in football, and Houston will be in the mix to take home the division crown.