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Pro Football Focus Grades Texans In Win Over Cardinals

Pro Football Focus has inside information on how individual Houston players performed in the slaying of Arizona.

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Arizona Cardinals v Houston Texans
PFF gave me a 85.1!
Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

I agree with all of this. Also, I haven’t watched the game yet.

Pro Football Focus takes the the emotion out of the game and spits out cold, hard, numbers based off the subjective. Here are the grades from yesterday’s game between the Texans and Cardinals.

First, the offense.

—Quarterback Tom Savage was solid in this game as he put forth his best game grade-wise of his career, posting a 78.6 overall grade for the day. Savage victimized the Cardinals when he wasn't blitzed, completing 13-of-17 passes for 143 yards with two touchdowns. He struggled against the blitz going 9-of-15 for 87 yards with one interception and one sack but he put forth his best effort of 2017 in this one.

—Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (82.8 overall rating) continues to be the main weapon of choice for the Texans offense as he hauled in 4-of-8 passes for 76 yards with a long of 34, 28 yards after the catch and one touchdown with a passer rating of 122.9 when targeted.

—Running back D'Onta Foreman produced had a nice statistical game, rushing 10 times for 65 yards and 32 yards after contact with two touchdowns, including a 34-yard run around right end. However, Foreman did fumble once as he finished the day with an overall grade of 42.6.

—It was another brutal outing for right tackle Breno Giacomini, who continues to grade out as one of the worst tackles in the NFL. Giacomini finished the day allowing one sack and four additional pressures on 37 pass-blocking snaps en route to an overall grade of 32.3.

—It's tough to rate lower than Giacomini, but left tackle Chris Clark (27.3 overall grade) finished one spot below Giacomini after allowing three pressures and finishing with a run blocking grade of 31.4 in this one.

Now, the defense.

—Houston continues to receive good safety play as Eddie Pleasant led the way for the Texans’ defense. Pleasant finished the day allowing 4-of-6 targets for 38 yards with one pass defended and one interception, a passer rating of 44.4 when targeted and two stops on just 20 snaps as he posted the highest overall grade for Houston at 89.0.

—Safety Andre Hal also performed at a high level as he finished the day with one stop and one interception on his lone target of the day as he recorded the second-highest grade for Houston at 85.1. The Texans finished the day with two top-10 safeties in terms of overall grades.

—Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was a force as he recorded one sack and two additional pressures on 37 pass-rushing snaps while recording three stops on 16 run-defense snaps, earning a run defense grade of 90.4.

—After earning an overall grade of 97.5 in Week 6, it's been a rough go for cornerback Johnathan Joseph, who has continually ranked as one of the worst defenders the past three weeks. Joseph allowed 4-of-4 targets for 43 yards with one touchdown, a passer rating of 151.0 when targeted and an overall grade of 35.7, the worst of the Texans defenders.

—Linebacker Benardrick McKinney was stout against the run, leading the team with 8 tackles and three stops on 18 run defense snaps, posting a run defense grade of 80.9. McKinney wasn't as effective as a pass-rusher, failing to post a pressure on 12 pass-rushing snaps en route to a pass-rush grade of 45.6.

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?