Houston Texans Grades: Offense
There will be no curve used here for the Houston Texans offense, but there was some improvement from the first half to the second half.
The first half for the Texans had two field goals and three punts, and the final two quarters had two touchdowns, one field goal, one punt and a final drive that ended with a turnover on downs with the overruled touchdown call on the catch attempt by Will Fuller.
All in all, it was not a successful day for the Texans offense. In the first half, Deshaun Watson passed for just 79 yards (6-of-15) as he was off on his passes, his receivers weren’t getting open at times, and the offensive line just didn’t have “IT” either.
The final numbers for the complete game weren’t worth bragging over either because Watson finished 20-of-33 for 300 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, but the first half is a lot to overlook.
Duke Johnson averaged just 3.9 yards per carry, but how the Houston Texans are using him is tough to watch because he needs to run outside the tackles more instead of being an inside runner. Johnson totaled 63 yards rushing on 16 carries, with eight of those carries coming in the first half for 29 yards. Johnson’s longest rush for the game was 15 yards, and in the first half that number was six yards.
Fuller had just 18 yards receiving on two receptions in the first half, but ended the game with six receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown so that was a po. That was the problem with the Texans on Sunday is they were totally out-played and out-coached in the first half, but seemed to want to play better in the second half, which can’t continue to happen.