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Houston Texans Snap Counts: Texans vs. Bears

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Join BRB as we delve into the snap numbers from the Texans' Week One victory over the Bears.

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OFFENSE:

Name:

Number of Snaps Taken:

Percentage of Snaps Taken:

Chris Clark T 75 100%
Jeff Allen G 75 100%
Derek Newton T 75 100%
Xavier Su'a-Filo G 75 100%
Brock Osweiler QB 75 100%
Greg Mancz C 74 99%
DeAndre Hopkins WR 73 97%
Lamar Miller RB 60 80%
Will Fuller V WR 54 72%
Braxton Miller WR 52 69%
C.J. Fiedorowicz TE 38 51%
Ryan Griffin TE 35 47%
Stephen Anderson TE 24 32%
Jaelen Strong WR 12 16%
Tyler Ervin RB 11 15%
Alfred Blue RB 10 13%
Kendall Lamm T 3 4%
Tony Bergstrom C 1 1%


DEFENSE:

Name: Number of Snaps Taken: Percentage of Snaps Taken:
Benardrick McKinney LB 55 98%
Andre Hal S 55 98%
Kareem Jackson CB 55 98%
Jonathan Joseph CB 55 98%
Whitney Mercilus LB 52 93%
John SImon LB 50 89%
JJ Watt DE 49 88%
Quinton Demps S 48 86%
Jadeveon Clowney LB 45 80%
Kevin Johnson CB 30 54%
Vince Wilfork NT 29 52%
Max Bullough LB 28 50%
AJ Bouye CB 27 48%
Christian Covington DE 10 18%
Brian Cushing LB 9 16%
Eddie Pleasant S 8 14%
DJ Reader NT 8 14%
Devon Still DE 3 5%

Notes:

  • Will Fuller saw a lot of the ball on Sunday. In 54 snaps, he was targeted 11 times, with 5 of those targets being catches.
  • The Texans used three OLBs quite a bit, with Clowney, Mercilus and Simon often being on the field at the same time, each seeing 80% or more of field time. This is indicative of the various defensive alignments that Romeo Crennel used, often putting Clowney at a DE spot with Merc and Simon working around him.
  • Lamar Miller played a huge role in the Texans' offense, seeing the ball on more than half of his snaps (28 rushing and 4 receiving).
  • The TE spot saw a interesting three-way split. C.J. Fiedorowicz still leads the TEs in snaps, but the gap between him and the other two TEs on the roster is getting smaller. This is especially highlighted by the fact that Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson both saw more targets in the passing game than CJF.
That's the brief cliff notes for now. What do you make of these early season numbers?  Anything that stands out? Anything that you think might become a trend as the season goes along? Let us know in the comments below.

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