2. Big 3 wide receivers are a special trio
Though the final numbers varied between DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Kenny Stills on Sunday, when all three are on the field, and all playing at a high level, the overall offensive unit is that much better.
The Texans rushed for 140 total yards as a team, but they also passed for 234 yards. Those numbers involved Hopkins finishing with six receptions for 119 yards (eight targets), Will Fuller totaling five receptions for 61 yards (seven targets) and Kenny Stills totaling three receptions for 35 yards and two touchdowns (three targets).
The Texans are not only a more talented team when this year’s Big 3 wide receivers are all on the field at the same time, but this trio takes the focus off other aspects of the offense, and that goes back to helping make the rushing game better and vice-versa.
Hopkins was impressive on Sunday with his second-half play, and how about Stills having just three receptions, but two of them being touchdowns as he’s taking over the third wide receiver role once held by Keke Coutee, who was inactive on Sunday.
This trio of Texans wide receivers can help propel the Texans to the playoffs for a second straight year, and if they all can stay healthy at the same time, they will make the Texans dangerous in the playoffs as well.