Houston Texans: Will the offense get back on track in Week 5?
Will the Houston Texans offense be able to resolve their offensive woes this week against the Atlanta Falcons?
The Houston Texans offense has been up -and-down this season. They got off to a hot start against the New Orleans Saints in the first week of the season, albeit in a defeat, scoring 28 points and generating 414 yards of offense. The Texans haven’t had that many yards of offense since that game, and the run game has not surpassed the 180 yards generated since the first game either.
Those numbers have been surprising, as the Texans are loaded with weapons on offense, such as Duke Johnson, Will Fuller, DeAndre Hopkins, Kenny Stills, Carlos Hyde and signal caller Deshaun Watson.
Despite that, the Texans currently rank 22nd in the league in points scored, as they are averaging 19.5 points per game, and rank 22nd in yards per game with 329.2 yards. Each of these statistical rankings are cause for concern, but it actually gets worse. The passing game ranks inside the bottom five of the league, ranking 27th with 209 yards per game.
Considering how the offense has fared, it’s no surprise the team sits 2-2. The next opponent on the schedule is the Atlanta Falcons for Week 5, who rank second in passing yards, as they average 312.5 passing yards per game.
The Texans rank 17th in total defense and 21st in most passing yards allowed. Needless to say, this game against the Falcons could very well lead to a “shootout” and the Texans offense will need to play much better than they did last week against the Carolina Panthers.
It won’t be easy this week though, as the Falcons are currently tied for the seventh fewest passing yards allowed per game, and have allowed the ninth fewest total yards all year.
Hopefully the offense can get back on track and are able to bring the firepower.