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Pro Football Focus Grades Texans In Loss To Ravens

Pro Football Focus has inside information on how individual Houston players performed during yesterday’s Baltimore devastation.

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NFL: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
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None of this matters. Tom Savage was strip-sacked again. That’s the only thing that does.

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

First, the offense.

—Another tough performance from quarterback Tom Savage whose three turnovers really hampered the Texans. Savage was very good with no pressure going 16-of-20 for 200 yards with a passer rating of 108.3. Unfortunately for Houston, Savage was dreadful under pressure completing just 6-of-17 passes for 52 yards with two sacks, including a fumble, two interceptions and a passer rating of just 4.7.

—Despite Savage's struggles, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins continues to be a big force through the air as he hauled in 7-of-8 targets for 125 yards and a passer rating of 118.8 when targeted. Hopkins clearly won the matchup with Ravens top cornerback Jimmy Smith as Hopkins hauled in all four targets for 105 yards when matched up with Smith. Hopkins led all Texans with an overall grade of 88.0.

Braxton Miller had one of his most productive games of the year as he hauled in all five targets for 43 yards with a passer rating of 102.5 when targeted as he finished as the second-highest graded offensive player at 69.6.

—Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz played on almost 96 percent of the snaps in this one, but it was an ineffective night from the veteran tight end. Fiedorowicz hauled in 4-of-7 targets for 37 yards with one dropped pass, one interception and a 32.1 passer rating when targeted as he finished the night with a 40.5 overall grade.

—The Texans continue to struggle in pass protection as the Houston offensive line allowed two sacks and 20 pressures on 42 pass-blocking snaps. Center Nick Martin (34.6) and right guard Jeff Allen (36.2) were the two lowest graded Texans in this one, combining to allow one sack and seven pressures.

Now, the defense.

—It was a solid night from the Texans secondary as four of their top-five graded players in this one were from the Houston back end. Leading the way was Johnathan Joseph (85.5 overall) who bounced back in a big way from some down performances after allowing just 2-of-8 targets for 26 yards with a passer rating allowed of only 40.6.

Cornerbacks Kareem Jackson (84.2 overall) and Kevin Johnson (81.8) were both solid in coverage as well as Jackson allowed 2-of-4 targets for 10 yards and a passer rating of 56.3 while Johnson allowed all three targets for just 8 yards and a passer rating of 79.2.

—It was a career night from nose tackle D.J. Reader on the interior as he posted a career-high five stops to go along with one pressure on 44 total snaps.

—Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was his usual disruptive self as he registered one sack and three additional pressures on 36 pass-rushing snaps to go along with two stops as he finished the night with an overall grade of 81.0.

—While the Texans were very solid in pass coverage allowing just 163 yards on 21 receptions, but they struggled to generate a pass-rush as they only came away with one sack and six additional pressures on 36 drop-backs.

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?