The Overview What I am going to type here may be dry reading for some of you. I understand that. I am prepared for not everyone to get it or to want to. However, what I wrote (was for myself) and the rest of you Stats Sports junkies. For me, sports stats is absolutely fascinating. I am a big fan of Football Outsiders and the moneyball approach. That said, the next few posts I make on this thread will detail some basic stats I did on the Texans Defense. A question which was floating around was how good was the Texans D last year? I took the approach to analyze the points the defense gave up in various ways in order to attempt to answer it. I also compared specific areas to a top team D. In this case I chose defense with the third fewest points scored: The Baltimore Ravens. You may ask why I picked the this team and not the jets or cowboys (the best and second stingiest defenses in terms of points scored). My answer is simple. The Jets played the Colts and the Bengals in weeks 16/17. The Colts did not play the whole game and the Bengals did not even show up. So, the points scored is not really based on 16 games. The cowboys played the Eagles in week 17 who also did not show up. So the best team to play opponents fighting hard each week was Baltimore. important note: I am NOT a statistician. While I have taken numerous stats courses (3 in undergrad and 3 in grad school) I do not profess to be a statistical genius. Im just a somewhat regular guy who like sports stats. So, without further ado, I present my analysis on the Texans Defense to you. Please contain your excitement! I broke this up into several parts because its too big for a single post.