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Pro Football Focus Grades The Texans In Their Victory Over The Jets

Check out who shined in PFF's analysis and who didn't in the Texans' win over the Jets last week. Spoiler Alert, J.J. Watt is really good at playing football.

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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.

Special Teams:

-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.

Signature Stats:

-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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