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J_R
10-18-2010, 08:49 PM
Yeah, we all know it's bad. Just a deeper look into things

Through 6 games this season, the Texans defense looks like this (NFL ranking in parenthesis):

Points Allowed: 27.8 (31st)
Total Yards Allowed: 410.5 (31st)
Rush Yds Allowed: 104.3 (13th)
Pass Yds Allowed: 306.2 (32nd)

Pretty terrible, huh? Here are some other numbers to grind on:

Total yards allowed on all first downs:142 (32nd)
3rd downs allowed: 38.7% (16th)
Completion % against: 68.9 (31st)
Yards allowed per pass attempt: 8.2 (31st)
Pass TDs allowed:14 (32nd)
Interceptions: 4 (Tied with 21-27)
Sacks: 10 (Tied with 22-24)
QB Rating against: 106.3 (30th)

Let's take a look at each QB the Texans have faced and how the Texans did against that QB and how that QB did against all of the other teams they have faced minus their game stats against the Texans.

* The passing yardage for "season" is total passing yds minus sack yds and does not include their game against the Texans. The passing yardage for the Texans game is also figured with passing yards minus sack yardage. The QB Rating does include the Texans game.

Peyton Manning
Season: 293 yards / 10 TDs / 2 INTs / QB Rtg - 103.4 / 66.5% comp.
vs HOU: 419 yards / 3 TDs / 0 INTs / QB Rtg - 109.8 / 70.2% comp.

Donovan McNabb
Season: 212 yards / 4 TDs / 5 INTs / QB Rtg - 78.8 / 54.8%
vs HOU: 403 yards / 1 TDs / 0 INTs / QB Rtg - 119.0 / 73.7%

Tony Romo
Season: 310 yards / 8 TDs / 7 INTs / QB Rtg - 93.6 / 68%
vs HOU: 284 yards / 2 TDs / 0 INTs / QB Rtg - 127.6 / 76.7%

Bruce Gradkowski
Season: 170 yards / 2 TDs / 2 INTs / QB Rtg - 71.1 / 46%
vs HOU: 245 yards / 2 TDs / 2 INTs / QB Rtg - 78.8 / 61.5%

Eli Manning
Season: 222 yards / 7 TDs / 6 INTs / QB Rtg - 86.2 / 64.8%
vs HOU: 297 yards / 3 TDs / 2 INTs / QB Rtg - 89.1 / 64.3%

Matt Cassel
Season: 158 yards / 4 TDs / 3 INTs / QB Rtg - 84.5 / 54%
vs HOU: 189 yards / 3 TDs / 0 INTs / QB Rtg - 122.9 / 69%

* On average, QBs can expect to throw for 78.6 more yards per game when they get to play the Texans. The median yardage allowed per game over the opposing team's passing yardage is 75 yards.

* On average, QBs can expect to complete passes at a 10.2% higher clip than when they aren't playing the Texans.

* The Texans have held only one team below their average total passing yards per game, and that team was Dallas. Oh, and by "held", I mean gave up the highest QB Rating and completion percentage of any QB they've faced all season to Tony Romo and didn't face much passing in the second half since the Cowboys had the game locked down.


* Every single QB on the list had a higher QB Rating against the Texans than their season average.

* The Texans have give up 2 passing TDs or more in five of their six games this year and only have interceptions in two of their six games.


It is impossible for the Texans to make the playoffs if their secondary and overall defense continues to play this poorly. I'm glad they are 4-2, but we all know they were a 4th and 10 completion for a TD and dramatic comeback in the 4th quarter away from losing the Redskins and Chiefs games. Hopefully those games will be deciding factors in a playoff run, but right now they simply serve to show how lucky the Texans are to be 4-2 despite their poor showing against the pass and how tenuous that record really is.

http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2010/10/the_texans_pass_defense_oh_its.html

DexmanC
10-18-2010, 08:55 PM
Woohoo. Defense Schmeefense!! We're 4-2!! Celebrate!! We won!!! Stats schmats!!
ˇLa única cosa que vale la pena es que sí ganamos! ˇNo te preocupes! ˇNo hay
nadie que nos vencerá!
:sarcasm:

Goatcheese
10-18-2010, 09:00 PM
Woohoo. Defense Schmeefense!! We're 4-2!! Celebrate!! We won!!! Stats schmats!!
ˇLa única cosa que vale la pena es que ganamos! ˇNo te preocupes! ˇNo hay
nadie que nos vencerá!
:sarcasm:

What happened to stats are for "loosers"?

:rake:

thunderkyss
10-18-2010, 09:02 PM
Yeah, we all know it's bad. Just a deeper look into things



http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2010/10/the_texans_pass_defense_oh_its.html

A couple of things, Gradkowski's numbers are skewed. Looks like they included yardage in games he did not play the majority of. If you include only his complete games, it doesn't look that bad.

Second, we suck, but we did get two defensive stops to keep the "Montana" look alike from ruining our second come from behind victory.

DexmanC
10-18-2010, 09:03 PM
What happened to stats are for "loosers"?

:rake:

:sarcasm: = I'm just talkin' shit. Don't take what precedes ":sarcasm:" seriously!

HTown2ATX
10-18-2010, 09:12 PM
Total Yards Allowed: 410.5 (31st)

So this begs the question.....what team is 32nd cause our D blows n**z but whoever's D that is chupa muy grande burro juevos!

:choke:

J_R
10-18-2010, 09:16 PM
Total Yards Allowed: 410.5 (31st)

So this begs the question.....what team is 32nd cause our D blows n**z but whoever's D that is chupa muy grande burro juevos!

:choke:

Washington Redskins - 420.0

HJam72
10-18-2010, 09:35 PM
Our offense is even better than our D is bad and we play under a salary cap. I know that doesn't justify everything, but we do have to take it into consideration. It's hard to complain when you're 4-2 and you've beaten the Colts and the Chiefs, but I do see harder times coming (with our ridiculously tough schedule) if we don't get our defensive act together.

A quote from Texans Bull Blog about the Chiefs game:

Tackling! Uggh. We were a great tackling team last year. The worst tacklers on the team were Dunta Robinson and Jacques Reeves. They are gone. But now, all of a sudden, we can’t tackle anyone. I don’t get it. Can someone please explain this to me? Even with the poor coverage, if we simply wrapped up and tackled like we did last season, the Chiefs (http://www.chiefsterritory.com/) score 17 points instead of 28 and things look much better on defense.

http://www.texansbullblog.com/
(http://www.texansbullblog.com/)

Kaiser Toro
10-18-2010, 09:41 PM
What happened to stats are for "loosers"?

:rake:

Those were simpler times.

devo-x
10-18-2010, 11:16 PM
Through 6 games this season, the Texans offense looks like this (NFL ranking in parenthesis):

Points: 25.5 (6th)
Total Yards: 379.7 (5th)
Rush Yards: 140.7 (4th)
Pass Yards: 239.0 (11th)

That's much better! :cool:

Ranger Tom
10-18-2010, 11:36 PM
So we're the second coming of last decade's Texas Tech, then?

HTown2ATX
10-18-2010, 11:37 PM
So we're the second coming of last decade's Texas Tech, then?

Lol. I got a feeling that Oregon and Boise State would burn up the Texans D.

:choke:

thunderkyss
10-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Through 6 games this season, the Texans offense looks like this (NFL ranking in parenthesis):

Points: 25.5 (6th)
Total Yards: 379.7 (5th)
Rush Yards: 140.7 (4th)
Pass Yards: 239.0 (11th)

That's much better! :cool:

You know I like stats... But we've got a problem on offense. We had 5 possessions in the first half yesterday, scored on one. We went three & out on the other four.

We opened the second half with a 3 & out.

We never got started against the Giants or the Cowboys. We couldn't get the passing game started in Indy, not till the 4th qtr against Washington.

None of those teams are as defensively complete as the Jets, San Diego, or Baltimore.

kiwitexansfan
10-19-2010, 08:08 AM
If your going to be bad you may as well be historically awful.

mootini
10-19-2010, 10:15 AM
I'll trade you guys the Jags 2ndary! Remember just when you think you're the worst..there are the Jags
:wadepalm:

Dread-Head
10-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Through 6 games this season, the Texans offense looks like this (NFL ranking in parenthesis):

Points: 25.5 (6th)
Total Yards: 379.7 (5th)
Rush Yards: 140.7 (4th)
Pass Yards: 239.0 (11th)

That's much better! :cool:

Defense (or the lack therof) will eventually be our downfall in the playoffs.

Texan_Bill
10-19-2010, 10:44 AM
Yeah, we all know it's bad. Just a deeper look into things



http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2010/10/the_texans_pass_defense_oh_its.html

You essentially took my gaping wound and poured rubbing alcohol in it!! Thanks!!! :roast:

thunderkyss
10-19-2010, 10:47 AM
Defense (or the lack therof) will eventually be our downfall in the playoffs.

Try to think about when we scored all those points, or made up all those yards.

The points were already on the board, the defense had already failed, I'll give you that.

But how many times had the offense been given the ball just to give it right back? either go 3 & out, or fumble, or throw an INT?

We can look at the score & the stats, and say, hm... the defense is bad, the offense rules. But that is so far from reality.

Indy, we couldn't get the passing game going. Washington, it took 3 Qtrs to get the offense going. Yeah, the defense was struggling, holding on for dear life, waiting for the offense to catch up. The defense shut Washington down in the second half, which led to the "great offensive comeback"

Same thing happened in Dallas, except the O never got started. Oakland..... Good game for the offense, bad game for the defense.

Giants, offense still never got into the game. The only real score they got, was because we intercepted the ball & put them in the red zone.

Chiefs.... The offense scored on one of 5 possessions, going 3 & out the other 4. The defense tried.. they held the Chiefs to 7 points up to the last 2:00 of the first half. Offense couldn't even run out the clock & take a 7-7 game to half-time.

If our offense would participate in the first Qtr, our defense wouldn't look half as bad.

gtexan02
10-19-2010, 10:50 AM
Defense (or the lack therof) will eventually be our downfall in the playoffs.

This calls for a Jim Mora moment.

silvrhand
10-19-2010, 11:07 AM
Anyone remember what year the colts had a really really bad defense but somehow made it pretty deep into the playoffs?

JB
10-19-2010, 11:09 AM
Anyone remember what year the colts had a really really bad defense but somehow made it pretty deep into the playoffs?

IIRC, the year they won the SB, they had the leagues worse rush defense. In the playoffs, they got Sanders back and really turned it around.

Goatcheese
10-19-2010, 11:12 AM
Did this come to mind for anyone else when they saw these numbers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFZh92MUOY

Ranger Tom
10-19-2010, 11:28 AM
Did this come to mind for anyone else when they saw these numbers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFZh92MUOY

Not really, unless tears count as goggles.

run-david-run
10-19-2010, 04:04 PM
Anyone remember what year the colts had a really really bad defense but somehow made it pretty deep into the playoffs?

You can get away with an average or bellow average defense if you get turnovers and big plays. As it stands, we do neither.

infantrycak
10-19-2010, 05:09 PM
You can get away with an average or bellow average defense if you get turnovers and big plays. As it stands, we do neither.

We haven't gotten turnovers but we most certainly do get big plays.

Schaub 20 20+ 2 40+
Foster 6 20+ 2 40+
Ward 2 20+
Slaton 1 20+