Originally Posted by Bottle-O-Bud
I have never seen a team hold back against the Texans. Everybody we played wanted to smash our brains in and blow us out. Here is our coaches wishing we could just hang around while the other team is trying desperately to smash our brain in. I find that quite funny.
That simply isn't true. Running teams that have played the Texans have remained running teams, they didn't become aggressive passing teams unless we got a lead, short passing teams have remained short passing teams, not become downfield passing teams unless we got the lead--sound familiar? The difference is that when the Texans try ball control and move down the field 5-15 yds at a time (and lose the game--doesn't happen near as much after wins) it is overly conservative offense and not attacking and when a team picks us apart it is efficient ball control and solid football.
Teams actually have been able to play very conservatively against the Texans until this year because our O has been so lacking. League average for pass/run ratio is around 53-54% pass and 46-47% run.
Pass/run ratios for the Texans' opposing offenses to date: