Re: Texans Lead NFL.......in RUNS on 3rd And Long
As with any number, one often has to look deeper.
Of the third and long that the Texans faced, nearly 81% of the time, it was for 11 yards and longer.
The league averaged just 53% (and the Texans number was included).
That's a HUGE difference.
The more important question is why did the Texans get to third and very long a lot more often than the rest of the league?
It could be that the run game sucked.
It could be a false start or a holding penalty that pushed the ball back further.
Or something else.
There are other numbers that add to it to skew the situation further; for example, there were 3 QB scrambles that were scored as runs, but they were really pass plays.