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Pro Football Focus Grades Texans In Destruction Of Browns

Pro Football Focus has inside information on how individual Houston players performed against Cleveland.

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The Cleveland Browns are really bad. They are the worst team in football again this year. I can’t wait to see how many draft picks they end up with next year after they trade down a hundred more times. That being said, Pro Football Focus has grades for how the Texans performed in that dismantling of Cleveland.

First, the Texans’ offense.

Deshaun Watson as ok against Cleveland as he continues to tear apart the league with no pressure. On his 17 drop-backs with no pressure, Watson completed 13-of-17 passes for 133 yards and two TDs. When under pressure on his 14 drop-backs, Watson completed just 4-of-12 passes for 92 yards with one TD, one INT (which was returned for a TD) and one sack. Watson wasn't great pushing the ball downfield as he completed only 4-of-9 passes for 71 yards with two TDs and one INT on passes that traveled more than 10 yards down the field. Watson finished the day with an overall grade of 58.1.

—Wide receiver Will Fuller continues to be a big play threat for Houston. While Fuller only hauled in 2-of-5 targets, those two receptions went for 62 yards with a long of 39 and 31 yards after the catch. Fuller did drop a pass and Watson's lone interception was targeted towards Fuller, but he still garnered a passer rating of 87.1 when targeted.

—Tight end Ryan Griffin led the Texans in targets as he hauled in 3-of-6 targets for 52 yards with 28 yards after the catch and a passer rating of 79.9 when targeted. Griffin's overall grade of 75.3 was tops for the Houston offense in this game.

—It was a rough day for the left side of the offensive line as left guard Xavier Su'a Filo (37.4) and left tackle Chris Clark (40.2) posted two of the worst grades of the days for Houston. Su'a Filo allowed three pressures on 33 pass-blocking snaps and posted a run-blocking grade of 33.9 on 33 run-blocking snaps. Clark allowed two pressures on 31 pass-blocking snaps and posted the lowest run-blocking grade in this one at 28.7.

Next, the Texans’ defense.

—Cornerback Johnathan Joseph had a tremendous game as he allowed just 2-of-6 targets for 3 yards with two interceptions and one pass defended en route to a passer rating allowed of just 2.8. Joseph's overall grade of 97.5 was clearly the best of the day as the next closest grade was Philadelphia linebacker Nigel Bradham at 92.5.

—Cornerback Kareem Jackson was very good as he allowed just 2-of-4 targets for 27 yards and a passer rating allowed of 71.9, while adding three stops on 16 run defense snaps. Jackson's overall grade of 85.6 was second-best for Houston and ranked 10th amongst all cornerbacks in Week 6.

—Seeing only his second game action of his rookie season, interior defender Carlos Watkins was effective in just 21 snaps. He posted three stops on eight run defense snaps, posting a run defense grade of 86.8. Watkins finished with an overall grade of 81.5 for the game, third-best on the Texans.

—Linebacker Benardrick McKinney had a solid all-around game as he posted two pressures on 16 pass-rushing snaps, two stops on 19 run defense snaps, and allowed two receptions on two targets for -3 yards. McKinney finished the game with an overall grade of 78.7.

—After being signed just this past week, Lamarr Houston was able to provide a pass-rush even on limited snaps. Houston recorded one sack, one stop and two additional pressures on just nine snaps in this one as he posted the best pass-rushing grade for the Texans at 79.2

What do you think? What did you get out of the information provided by Pro Football Focus? Did it match what you saw on the field?