Originally Posted by DC_ROCK
Well, we arent middle of the pack yet, so those numbers dont shock me. But it does show that we need some work.
The point was to see some standards for how far the Texans have to go to get to mid-pack.
One thing that really jumps out is third down efficiency leading to lost plays and time of possession. The average rush gained just .1 yards less than NFL average and the average reception gained .1 yards more. We ran 112 less offensive plays than average or 7 plays per game. By the way for "the Texans run all the time" crowd, the split was 51% passing/49% rushing (including 39 QB carries as rushes when most started out as passing plays). Using the same performance for the other 896 plays, those 112 plays lost cost the Texans 57 passing plays for 32 receptions and 370 yards and 55 rushing plays for 214.5 yards. With those plays the totals would have been 3025 passing (slightly below mid-pack) and 1865 rushing (slightly above mid-pack). Third down execution appears to have killed the Texans far more than average production.