Goatcheese

01-04-2011, 12:42 AM

The Texans offense can only play for one half. For the last two years we've heard this repeated a lot around here so I wanted to go and take a look at the numbers.

#3 offense Texans

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

So the answer appears to be a rather loud and annoyed "YES!"

The next question I asked was "Is that normal?"

So I looked at the top 10 offenses this season to see how they measured up in this category:

All scores are based on box scores. Special teams/defensive scores may increase these numbers(but that would only help my argument).

#1 offense Chargers

10 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#2 offense Eagles

12 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#3 offense Texans

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#4 offense Colts

9 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#5 Offense Giants

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#6 offense Saints

17 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#7 offense Cowboys

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#8 offense Patriots

12 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#9 offense Packers

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#10 offense Raiders

16 Halves with 10 or fewer points

I was somewhat surprised since I have often wondered why the Texans can't put two solid halves together like the "good" offenses. It turns out that it isn't abnormal in the least. No team scored eleven or more points in every half, and the best was the Colts with just nine halves with ten or less. Four of the nine teams were better, three equal and two worse.

It's an area where we would all like to see improvement, but it isn't a sign of a bad team/offense.

#3 offense Texans

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

So the answer appears to be a rather loud and annoyed "YES!"

The next question I asked was "Is that normal?"

So I looked at the top 10 offenses this season to see how they measured up in this category:

All scores are based on box scores. Special teams/defensive scores may increase these numbers(but that would only help my argument).

#1 offense Chargers

10 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#2 offense Eagles

12 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#3 offense Texans

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#4 offense Colts

9 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#5 Offense Giants

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#6 offense Saints

17 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#7 offense Cowboys

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#8 offense Patriots

12 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#9 offense Packers

15 Halves with 10 or fewer points

#10 offense Raiders

16 Halves with 10 or fewer points

I was somewhat surprised since I have often wondered why the Texans can't put two solid halves together like the "good" offenses. It turns out that it isn't abnormal in the least. No team scored eleven or more points in every half, and the best was the Colts with just nine halves with ten or less. Four of the nine teams were better, three equal and two worse.

It's an area where we would all like to see improvement, but it isn't a sign of a bad team/offense.