Thursday, December 09, 2010

Talking Texans

The Texans lost to the Eagles in Philly on Thursday December 2. They fought back to take the lead after three quarters (24-20) but ultimately relinquished that lead falling 34-24. The Texans are 5-7 on the season with four of their wins coming at Reliant Stadium, including impressive wins over Tennessee (20-0 on 11/28), Kansas City (35-31 on 10/17) and the Colts, 34-24, on opening day (9/12).

The Ravens are 3-0 all time against the Texans, producing a 2-0 mark in Houston. Baltimore last faced the Texans in 2008, with the Ravens emerging 41-13 in Houston.

The Texans offense is led by QB Matt Schaub who ranks in the NFL’s top 10 in completions (258), attempts (403), completion percentage (64.0) and yards (3,089). He has also thrown 17 TDs to just 8 INTs. RB Arian Foster leads the league with 1,230rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs. The Texans’ 16 rushing TDs are also an NFL high. WR Andre Johnson is one of just four players in 2010 to surpass the 1,000 receiving yards mark (1,018) and has 71 catches with 5 TDs.

On defense the Texans are a bit leaky, allowing a league-high 298.3 passing yards per game and 27 TDs, while the run defense ranks 10th, permitting just 101.4 yards per game. Although Houston’s 19 sacks are the league’s fourth-fewest, DE Mario Williams has accounted for 8.5 QB drops this season.

Here’s a video featuring the Houston Chronicle’s widely respected John McClain covering the issues the Texans have faced and what they’ll need to do to compete with the Ravens on Monday Night.


Jerry B said...

Without some much needed adjustments on offense, this may just be another disappointing showing on MNF! Incidentally, the head coach's harangue at the fan who was critical of one of his coaches was indefensible! This guy is a highly paid head coach of a multi-million dollar organization who hosts a radio show where, prsumably, fans can vent their frustration without being subjected to condescending, cynical and snide retaliation! Harbaugh is obviously as frustrated as the fan(s) and should direct his angst at his personnel, some of whom have been openly critical of the coaches! In the final analysis, if he can't stand the heat, he can get out of the kitchen.....

Harryos29 said...

Dec 9th Harry OS 29
.. JERRY B said a mouthful there; I happen to agree; Looking back ..did they HIRE the wrong coach??? Should they have gone after JASON GARRETT a bit more aggressively?
I don't know?
.. I do know this. You cannot be a successful HANDS OFF coach in this league and survive for very long. The Ravens have always been a team that is SLOW to MAKE in GAME Adjustments. I hear this CRAP from Harbaugh about the game plan.. if you cannot make in-game adjustments and try something different...then you do not deserve the HEAD PHONES on GAME Day. And,you have no right criticizing the FANS who Questioned one of your coaches. Do you know how to stop that? I do! FIX THE PROBLEMS and Win some BIG GAMES!
... The Steelers Secondary is weak and they should have Started attacking them in the 2nd Quarter. How many deep balls went to our Tight-Ends after HEAP went down?
NEXT MAN UP. If they are concerned about JOE FLACCO throwing interceptions..then maybe he is not the right QB for this team?
I say this all the time.. The FANS are paying $$$ through the NOSE for Tickets...and to have SAT out in the cold during the Steelers game to watch a pathetic OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCE from our team like UN-ACCEPTABLE.
Come on Mr Biscoitti..go down there and kick some BUTT.