Houston Texans: Defense fueling win streak
By Pavithr Goli
The Houston Texans defense has played a pivotal role in the team’s seven-game win streak.
The Houston Texans defense has played lights out this season. A rejuvenated front seven and an improved secondary have been giving opposing offenses trouble. Recent free agent acquisitions and draft choices have begun to pan out, and the Texans are finally seeing some of their veteran defenders finally have health on their side.
The Texans defense is currently ranked sixth in the NFL and they are only allowing opposing offenses to score an average of 20.5 points a game. The defense has forced 11 fumbles and has a total 28 sacks through the first 10 games in the regular season. The defense has a total of nine interceptions and two of them have been returned for a touchdown. The Texans ability to cause turnovers has helped put the offense and special teams in better opportunities to score.
The defense has feasted this season and has held their part in helping the team win games. Despite the constant injuries that have plagued the team as a whole, players have been able to step in, and contribute. The defense as a collective unit has done a great job of playing good fundamental football and committing too many mistakes that affect the outcome of the game.
However, the success of the defense goes deeper than the improvement of the front seven and secondary. Below are three key reasons why the Texans’ defense has returned to its post as one that stymies even the most powerful offenses.