Another game for the Houston Texans and another loss without Deshaun Watson under center. This week’s PFF grades weren’t very impressive.
The Houston Texans played a pretty good game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but fell short and ended up losing 24-13.
What’s really interesting is that Pro Football Focus‘ top grades for the players on the Texans weren’t very impressive.
As you can see below, only two players on the Texans ended up with a grade of over 80.
S Andre Hal (83.5)
Andre Hal has quietly put together a good season so far with 53 tackles, two forced fumbles and three interceptions. He recorded five tackles and one forced fumble against the Titans on Sunday.
Hal’s PFF grade for the season so far is 81.9. Not bad at all.
CB Kareem Jackson (80.4)
While the Texans’ defense didn’t play well at all against the run on Sunday, Jackson was their best cover guy as he forced two incompletions. He only gave up two catches for 33 yards during the game, according to PFF.
Like Hal, Jackson has had a prettygood year so far as well. His overall grade is only 61.6. But he’s helped out a depleted Houston defense when they’ve needed it.
CB Johnathan Joseph (79.0)
It was unfortunate to see Johnathan Joseph get knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury. Hopefully he’ll be OK to play this coming Sunday.
The Texans only gave up 150 yards through the air, but that’s because the Titans ran the ball down Houston’s throat.
WR DeAndre Hopkins (78.4)
DeAndre Hopkins did finish the game with eight catches for 80 yards, but it was difficult for quarterback Tom Savage to find him in the red zone, since the Titans were able double team him without a problem.
This was due to the fact that both Braxton Miller and Bruce Ellington ended up leaving the game early and never returning.
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EDGE Jadeveon Clowney (74.1)
Jadeveon Clowney has been one of the most disruptive pass rushers in the NFL this season. But the Titans figured out how to slow him down. He did play the run well as the rest of the defense folded.
Clowney also had a bad day as he was flagged three times for being offsides.
RB Lamar Miller (73.5)
Lamar Miller hasn’t had a great season, but his job became a lot more difficult when the Texans lost quarterback Deshaun Watson for the season because opposing teams no longer have to respect their passing attack.
Now opposing defenses can stack the box and shut down Miller. That’s what the Titans did on Sunday. They held Miller to 56 yards on 15 carries.