Houston Texans Week 1 Grades

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The Houston Texans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 37-21 Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston.

It was a complete team effort from the Texans that saw production from various members on the offense, impact plays on the defense, and consistency in the special teams. Head Coach David Culley and company clearly came in with a game plan and executed it to a tee.

This was a much-needed win for a franchise that will be looking for any way to boost confidence in their locker room. The Texans walk away from Week 1 being 1-0 and atop the AFC South. It is a good feeling around the stadium and each facet of the team performed very well to earn this Week’s victory.

When it comes to grading their Week 1 win, it’s just the Jaguars who went 1-15 last season. However, an NFL team doesn’t get steamrolled by an opponent by being bad or inept. It takes planning and focus by the players and coaching staff to get the job done.


The Houston Texans offense, led by Tyrod Taylor‘s 291 yards and two touchdowns, compiled a total production of 449 yards and 37 points to propel Houston to their Week 1 victory.

The Texans offense came out swinging, rattling off 27 points before halftime. They were able to keep Jacksonville’s offense off the field with their 35 plus minutes of possession.

Many were unsure on how Offensive Coordinator Tim Kelly’s offense would come together but it looked in good form on Sunday. Brandin Cooks stole the show through the air, hauling in five receptions for 132 yards. His ability to get open downfield helped the Texans run game improve throughout the contest.

Mark Ingram led the way with 26 carries for 85 yards and one touchdown. He proved to be the number one option in the run game and the coaches were able to use all of their running weapons effectively to keep the Jaguars defense guessing the entire contest.

A 37 point outburst with no turnovers and only allowing one sack on their quarterback is the reason this offense is rewarded with a grade of A this week.