Houston Texans: 3 Takeaways from Week 2 Preseason

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The Running Backs Need To Be More Consistent

With a roster that includes the likes of Mark Ingram II, Phillip Lindsay, David Johnson, and Rex Burkhead, one can expect the rushing attack from the Houston Texans to be at the forefront of their success.

Although the rushing game found the endzone once with a Mark Ingram two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, the 3.2 average yards per rush are something that this running back crew must improve on. The Houston Texans are not built to air the ball out for the majority of a football game. When that happens, a team is either losing or finds themselves not confident in the run game.

The rushing game busted out 170 yards on the ground against the Packers but only managed 89 yards against the Cowboys. The Cowboys run defense may be better than the Packers, but games like these make fans wonder if the running game can and will be consistent enough to help the Houston Texans win some games in the 2021-22 season.

If the running backs and offensive line can improve and develop on the same page, that will only bring positive outcomes for every other facet of the Houston Texans football team. An improved running game would help out the next takeaway from Saturday night’s game.