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Old 11-15-2011   #1
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Re-Focused – Texans @ Buccaneers, Week 10
November 15th, 2011 | Author: B.H. Lucas

Heading into their bye week, the picture couldn’t have looked rosier for the Houston Texans. They moved to 7-3 with a comfortable win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their top ranked defense was continuing to flourish despite the loss of Mario Williams, and their running game had overwhelmed an opponent for the second week in a row. With a favorable schedule and Andre Johnson’s return expected after the bye, everything seemed to be falling into place – and then news broke that Matt Schaub is likely to miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.

That news totally overshadowed this win, with the Texans much too strong for the Bucs on the day. Whether they can still play like this with Matt Leinart replacing Schaub becomes the big question (and something Khaled explores here ). As for the Bucs, although this was a disheartening performance, they aren’t necessarily out of the race at 4-5, so they’ll have to do their best to regroup over the next few weeks.
Let’s look at some of Sunday’s most interesting individual displays.

Houston – Three Performances of Note

Into The Myers
Unlike last week, although Houston’s running game controlled the game with 185 yards, this was not really reflected in the run blocking grades for the offensive linemen. In fact, the league’s top ranked Center, Chris Myers (-1.1) ended up with just his second negative ranking of the year, although that was in large part due to him surrendering a sack and a pressure and also being called for a hold. The running game lacked the consistency of last week, with battles being lost at the point of attack to lead to several plays being stopped for a short gain. However, they also won their share of these and it often led to a long gain due to the playmaking ability of their backs. Myers had seven positively-graded run blocks in the second half alone, but was uncharacteristically beaten at the point of attack several times as well.

Running Three
As noted above, this week it’s the running backs who deserve most of the credit for the running attack. As usual, it was Arian Foster (+4.6) who handled the bulk of the workload, averaging just under five yards on 17 carries. He also added 102 yards on four catches, most of which came on his 78-yard catch and run that saw him hit paydirt with a open field move on Aqib Talib and Sean Jones. Ben Tate (+1.8) did a great job backing up Foster again, with four broken tackles helping him accrue 68 yards and a score. This week, Derrick Ward (+0.6) got into the mix as well, with three broken tackles helping him to 36 yards and a touchdown. You’re going to struggle to stop a team when their backups are combining for seven broken tackles on 24 touches.

Joseph Fine
Head coach Gary Kubiak has attributed the Texans’ ascension to the top of the defensive rankings to their acquisition of Jonathan Joseph (+3.6) at cornerback. It’s difficult to argue with that when Joseph turns in performances like this. He only gave up one catch and broke up the other two passes thrown his way, including one where he knocked the ball out of Kellen Winslow’s grasp with a big hit that caused the ball to ricochet right into Brian Cushing’s arms. There was also at least one occasion where the Bucs looked to pass in his direction, but his coverage was so tight that they elected to throw the ball away. Joseph now has the second best coverage rating on PFF and is third overall for cornerbacks.


Game Notes
- In the second half, Schaub threw just three passes, completing two for 20 yards. Perhaps that bodes well for Leinart in terms of not being relied upon to do too much.
- The Texans recorded five sacks, a QB hit and 10 pressures. Apart from one pressure by backup Tim Bulman, all of this came from their starting front seven.
- Josh Freeman (+1.5) continued to underwhelm at the helm for Tampa. His injured thumb must be affecting his accuracy, although the six dropped passes didn’t help matters.

PFF Game Ball
With almost 200 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, Arian Foster is a no-brainer to pick up another game ball here. If he keeps this up, maybe the Texans can keep winning, even without Schaub.


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Thanks for posting.
Looks like they liked our performance.

Just curious, is this a pay site?
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Just curious, is this a pay site?
Looks like they have some pay areas,

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