The Houston Texans and their secondary made some big plays to secure a win on Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals.
The Houston Texans showed a lot of character during Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals as they fought to get a win and end their losing streak. Many of their players stepped up and made big plays.
Here are the ratings of some of the players from the Texans from Pro Football Focus:
S Eddie Pleasant (88.5)
Eddie Pleasant did a nice job of bending but breaking while also coming up with a big interception.
Here’s what PFF wrote about Pleasant:
"Pleasant saw plenty of targets in coverage in the game, with six passes coming his way. Four resulted in receptions, going for 38 yards, but the two that didn’t result in completions came in the form of a pass breakup and a crucial interception."
S Andre Hal (85.4)
Texans’ safety Andre Hal came up big with two interceptions against Cardinals’ quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Those turnovers were huge because they took pressure off of quarterback Tom Savage and Houston’s offense.
WR DeAndre Hopkins (82.8)
I have to say, I was wrong about DeAndre Hopkins, I thought Patrick Peterson was going to shut him down on Sunday. But once again he proved that he’s worth all of the money the Texans gave him prior to the season.
Four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown against Peterson, is phenomenal.
"Hopkins was once again QB Tom Savage’s favorite receiver as he led the Texans with eight targets, including seven in the coverage of CB Patrick Peterson. Hopkins had mixed results against Peterson, as he came three of his seven targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in the coverage of Arizona’s elite cornerback."
Here’s Hopkins’ touchdown on Patrick Peterson:
Edge Jadeveon Clowney (82.3)
Jadeveon Clowney keeps on carrying the Texans’ defense. His two sacks and constant pressure on Gabbert was the reason the Cardinals’ quarterback threw two interceptions.
"Clowney had a sack, a hit and a hurry on 37 pass-rushing snaps in the game, but was also an absolute monster in the running game. Too much for anyone the Texans lined up against him one-on-one, he finished the game with a 90.4 run-defense grade, and registered two tackles, one resulting in a defensive stop."
RB Lamar Miller (73.8)
Lamar Miller only averaged 2.8 yards per carry, but did help out as a receiver as he hauled in four passes for 22 yards and one touchdown.
"Miller had a difficult afternoon running with the football, as his offensive line provided him just 10 yards before contact on his 22 runs. Nevertheless, Miller averaged 2.36 yards after contact and broke two tackles on the day. However, he really impressed as a receiver, he caught four of his five targets, including an athletic sideline reception in the end zone."
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