Houston Texans: Grading the team at the halfway point of the season

Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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With the Houston Texans already played nine games on the year, it’s worth revisiting their first half of the season.

After making a plethora of moves early in the year, the Houston Texans have seen early success in the year. The Texans have already wrapped up their first nine games of the season and have finished 6-3 which has left them first in the AFC South, with the Indianapolis Colts at 5-3.

The Texans pulled out an impressive win against the Kansas City Chiefs and stood toe-to-toe with the New Orleans Saints, who were the NFC South champions of the 2018-2019 season. The results have been up-and-down, however, as they lost the first game against the Indianapolis Colts, who have been the Texans arch-nemesis in recent years.

The Texans also made a mockery of the Atlanta Falcons, as they hung 53 points on the scoreboard against Atlanta during the week 5 match-up. Over the course of the first half of the season, quarterback Deshaun Watson has had a quarterback rating of 100 or greater in four of the first eight games on the year.

In fact, Deshaun Watson had a perfect game with a 158.3 quarterback rating in the match-up against Atlanta. The toughest opponent the Texans have faced during the first half of the season has been the injury bug, as the Texans have had up to eight starters out due to injuries. Although JJ Watt’s injury was a significant blow, he and Lamar Miller are the only starters who have been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

With nine weeks already in the books, let’s give out grades for the Texans’ team performances!