something i found interesting.
On Sunday, the Texans running game had its best day in team history. Houston runners carried the ball 43 times for 211 yards, nearly doubling the number of passes thrown. It has been a Dom Capers staple to have an efficient running game that allows the defense to take control late in games. Going into next season, Houston looks to adopt that philosophy and become a winning team. With a win next week, Houston will achieve an 8-8 record, the second best record for a Dom Capers coached team. The one common niche among the two seasons is running the ball more than passing.
In Capers' best season, the 1996 Panthers ran the ball 502 times, passed 487 and won the time of possession battle, 30:48 to 29:12. Currently, Houston has run 456 times and thrown 445 times. By no coincidence, Houston is winning the time of possession battle 30:31 to 30:01.
from this article http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/games/game_16.php
Id say that is a big indicator of our improvement, and shows that the path Dom is taking with this expansion franchise, is working.