Houston Texans: Lowest scoring offense after 9 games

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The Houston Texans are the lowest scoring offense after nine games played this NFL season. The Texans have scored fewer points than the winless Detroit Lions in 2021 – even with one more game played – so that tells you exactly how poor the offense has been.

Houston ranks last in the NFL with 128 points on offense, just worse than the Jacksonville Jaguars with 132 points or the Lions with 134 points on offense, and those two teams have played in one fewer game than the Texans.

With Houston off in Week 10, this bye week has brought to the surface just how poorly the offense of the Texans has played thus far at the midway point of their season. The rushing game is one of the worst in the NFL, the offensive line play has regressed, and the play from quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Davis Mills has shown this franchise has a lot to work on if they ever want to be contenders in the AFC ever again.

To compare how poor the offense of the Texans has been this season, the Arizona Cardinals lead the NFL with 277 points scored on offense, so that’s the difference between a franchise that has built a solid contender, and one who is trying to become a contender.

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Some other stats for the Houston offense through the first nine games as a team include being last in points per game, with the Texans just over two touchdowns a game on offense at 14.2. The NFL leader – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – are averaging 32.5 points per game this season in eight games played.

The Texans are 30th in the NFL in passing yards per game at the halfway point of their season, as that number is 204.3 yards pregame. Imagine if Houston’s offense didn’t come around in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter how bad some of the offensive numbers would be.

All in all, the ’21 season for Houston is over in terms of having a real opportunity of qualifying for the playoffs as they’ve lost eight consecutive games, have a 1-8 record and are coming off a 17-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 9.

The Texans didn’t score a touchdown last Sunday in Week 9 and failed to scored touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts and Cardinals in Week 6 and Week 7, respectively.

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Eventually, better days have to come for this franchise, but after nine games, to be the lowest scoring offense in the NFL does sting some for Texans fans. Hopefully the team takes it personally and fixes their issues in the second half of the season.