Houston Texans At New York Jets: First Look

The Opponent: There are few things you can count on every year in the NFL, yet one of them is that everybody will overrate the Houston Texans in the pre-season and they will finish 8-8 or 9-7, along with not making the playoffs. Of course this year has been no different, as the world overreacted to the Texans week one victory over the Indiannapolis Colts and has now seen them tumble to a 4-5 record. Similar to most seasons, the Texans have a high powered offense but can't stop anybody. They are a finesse football team that never plays well in a big spot and doesn't match-up well against physical teams like the New York Jets.

Houston Key Offensive Players

Quarterback - Matt Schaub

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2010 - Matt Schaub 9 91.5 192 299 64.2 2320 257.8 7.8 12 7 15 18 2 1.2 0 21 137

Running Back - Arian Foster

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD
2010 - Arian Foster 9 172 920 102.2 5.3 74 10 33 319 35.4 9.7 50 1

Wide Receiver - Andre Johnson

Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG Lng TD KR YDS AVG Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
8 52 781 97.6 15.0 60 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wide Receiver - Kevin Walter

Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG Lng TD KR YDS AVG Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
6 28 356 59.3 12.7 35 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wide Receiver - Jacoby Jones

Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG Lng TD KR YDS AVG Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
8 25 242 30.3 9.7 23 1 17 410 24.1 35 0 0 107 8.9 39 0

The Texans finally have some much needed balance on offense thanks to the emergence of Arian Foster at running back. Andre Johnson is having another strong season but struggled heavily against Darrelle Revis last year. Antonio Cromarite should be able to handle Kevin Walter because of his size and speed. One thing to be concerned about is that the Texans have two quality pass catching tight ends in Owen Daniels (if he plays) and Joel Dressen and as we have seen time and time again, the Jets can't cover the tight end.

Houston Key Defensive Players

Safety - Bernard Pollard

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2010 - Bernard Pollard 9 0 0 0 0 0 55 20 75

Defensive End - Mario Williams

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2010 - Mario Williams 9 5.5 50.5 0 0 0 14 6 20

Linebacker - Brian Cushing

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2010 - Brian Cushing 5 0 0 0 0 0 24 12 36

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