That was fun, wasn’t it? Oh, wait, it wasn’t? Yesterday was brutal, boring, and excruciating all sloshed together.
Luckily, there are other people and places that get to like football and analyze the games. Pro Football Focus is one of those places. They take the emotion out of the game and spit out cold, hard, numbers based off the subjective. Here are the grades from yesterday’s game between the Texans and Rams.
First, the offense.
—It was a rough day for quarterback Tom Savage who wasn't great when facing no pressure as he completed just 14-of-25 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He struggled under pressure completing just 4-of-12 attempts for only 28 yards with three sacks. Savage finished the day with a league-worst 29.0 overall grade amongst quarterbacks.
—Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was one of the lone bright spots for the Texans offense as he hauled in 7-of-13 targets for 111 yards with a long of 36 and 20 yards after the catch. Hopkins did have one dropped pass and one interception when targeted, but he finished as the highest raded offensive player at 78.8 overall.
—While Lamar Miller didn't get many opportunities, he was a solid contributor rushing 11 times for 64 yards with 24 yards after contact and one missed tackle forced. He added one reception on his lone target for 14 yards en route to an overall grade of 78.1 for the day.
—Right tackle Breno Giacomini was dreadful in this one as he allowed one sack and six additional pressures on 45 pass-blocking snaps as he finished as the lowest-graded Texan for the game at 24.9 overall.
—Left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo didn't fare much better as he allowed two sacks and three additional hurries on 45 pass-blocking snaps.
Now, the defense.
—Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney had an up-and-down day as he was dominant at times in the first half but quieter as the game wore on. Clowney finished with one sack and four pressures on 38 pass-rushing snaps while adding three stops on 16 run defense snaps with one missed tackle. He finished the day with an overall grade of 52.5.
—Outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett was able to generate some pressure on the outside as he recorded two sacks and one pressure on 26 pass-rushing snaps, while adding four stops on 14 run defense snaps en route to an overall grade of 53.1.
—Cornerback Kevin Johnson was the highest-graded Texan recording an overall grade of 83.0 after allowing just 1-of-2 targets for -2 yards and a passer rating of 56.3 on 26 coverage snaps, while adding two stops on 21 run defense snaps.
—For the second week in a row, cornerback Johnathan Joseph (41.8 overall grade) was victimized deep as he allowed a 94-yard touchdown reception to Robert Woods. Joseph finished the day allowed 5-of-8 targets, on 39 coverage snaps, for 138 yards with 64 yards after the catch and a passer rating allowed of 145.8 when targeted.
—It wasn't much better on the opposite side as cornerback Kareem Jackson allowed 8-of-9 targets on 38 coverage snaps for 88 yards with 55 yards after the catch, one touchdown and a 144.4 passer rating when targeted. Jackson finished the day with an overall grade of 42.9.
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?