The Texans' report card is in for their win over the Jets, their teacher? Pro Football Focus. Dubious as their grades may make you, it does a fine job at showing who was really good or who was really bad. Enjoy their analysis and see if they shined a light on something you didn't know about.
-T.J. Yates (+0.8 overall rating) did a solid job filling in for Brian Hoyer, passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns and an NFL rating of 89.0.
-After his best performance (+3.3 overall) of the season last week, center Ben Jones put forth his worst effort this week, registering a -5.1 overall rating, including a -3.3 run blocking rating.
-Alfred Blue (-0.8 overall) led the running backs with 41 snaps, but struggled rushing with a -1.8 rating. Jonathan Grimes (+1.7 overall) was much more effective in his 20 snaps with a +1.5 rushing rating.
-DeAndre Hopkins led the offense with a rating of +3.2. He hauled in 5-of-10 targets for 118 yards and two touchdowns. His 23.6 yards per reception was his highest total of the year.
-J.J. Watt had a monster game, posting a +9.7 overall rating with two sacks, three QB hits, six tackles and a team-leading eight stops.
-Jadeveon Clowney returned to action with 40 snaps this week, and posted his best overall rating of the season at +5.3 overall rating, highlighted by a +4.2 pass rush rating. He recorded one sack, four QB hurries and two batted passes.
-Kevin Johnson was the only Houston defender to post a negative rating at -2.5, including a -2.7 pass coverage rating. He allowed four receptions for 59 yards, a long of 25 yards, and one touchdown with a QB rating of 114.1 when targeted.
-On the flip side, Johnathan Joseph (+3.3) posted his second consecutive week of an overall rating greater than +3.0. He allowed two receptions on four targets for 13 yards with two passes defended.
-Nick Novak struggled on his kickoffs with a -3.8 rating, while Shane Lechler registered a -1.5 punting rating.
-Meanwhile, Kurtis Drummond and Darryl Morris each registered +2.5 overall ratings on special teams coverage.
-J.J. Watt is tied for first in the league with a pass-rush productivity rating of 11.6, while ranking eighth in the league with a run stop percentage of 10.0, but second in the NFL in total stops with 24.
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