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Monday, November 06, 2006

Numbers of Interest

- Andre Johnson leads the NFL with 65 catches and 752 yards receiving. Unfortunately, he's more like a slot receiver/tight end threat than a true #1 WR threat - see the 11.6 yards per catch, which is nowhere near the top 50 in the NFL.

- The Texans' passing attack ranks 15th in the NFL with 204.8 yards per game and leads the league with a 70.7 completion percentage. Average yards per attempt is a respectable 16th at 6.80, but that's really a bit misleading. The Packers, who rank 27th in yards per attempt, are only about one-half yard per attempt behind the Texans.

- The Texans are 27th in the league in total rushing yards, 28th in rushing yards per game (87.3) and 26th in yards per carry (3.5). They are also tied for the league lead in fumbles (15) and tied for 27th in rushing TDs (3).

- The Texans are tied for next-to-last in the AFC in turnover margin (-9), not just because they are tied for third in fumbles lost (9) but mostly because they have caused only six turnovers on defense, worst in the AFC. Points of reference: Buffalo and Cleveland are just ahead of Houston (11 takeaways) and the Ravens have an astounding 25 on the season.

- The Texans are 30th in the NFL in yards per punt (41.4) and next to last in the NFL in punts downed inside the 20 yard line (7).

- Wali Lundy is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, despite Sunday's stubbed toe.

- Only Jeb Putzier is averaging more than 11.6 yards per catch (15 on a total of four catches). Jameel Cook, Wali Lundy, Ron Dayne and Samkon Gado have combined for 45 catches (25% of the Texans total receptions) for 248 yards (an average of 5.5 yards per catch).


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