Digging Into The Stats: The Houston Texans Offense

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Sep 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Red Zone:

  • Nine of the 34 offensive touchdowns game on the 1-yard line largely in part to a great offensive line. The Texans were able to outscore their opponents 63-21 at the goal line. More importantly, five of the nine 1-yard touchdowns came in the fourth quarter. The offensive line will take a tiny hit with the loss of a veteran center, but otherwise return the other four starters. Arian Foster had his best offseason and will be fresh coming into the season, so it is safe to expect similar results in 2015.
  • Only one touchdown pass was caught by a returning wide receiver inside the 10-yard line. The Texans are still without a tall wide receiver and Red Zone touchdown passes will have to be created by quick passes or trickery. I think J.J. Watt could actually return to his goal line role in order to create mismatches. He did play a lot of tight end growing up.
  • J.J. Watt caught the most touchdown passes inside the five yard line on the entire team. In fact, J.J. Watt scored the same amount of touchdowns as all of the Texans tight ends did last year and more Red Zone touchdowns then DeAndre Hopkins (2).

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