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 Jaguars to give you some insight on how individual players performed.
First the offense.
—It was a struggle all day for quarterback T.J. Yates who finished the day 12-for-31 for 128 yards with one touchdown, one interception and an overall grade of 42.3. Yates really struggled under pressure completing only 2-of-11 attempts for 40 yards and four sacks.
—Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins finished the day as the highest graded offensive player for Houston at 78.7 after hauling in 4-of-10 attempts for 80 yards with a long of 40 and one touchdown, one interception, one dropped pass and a QB rating of 62.5 when targeted.
—Wide receiver Will Fuller also had a solid day, hauling in all five of his targets for 44 yards with a passer rating of 103.3 when targeted and an overall grade of 74.2.
—Running back Lamar Miller didn't have a productive outing, carrying just nine times for 32 yards with 18 yards after contact, while hauling in 2-of-3 targets for just one yard as he finished the day with an overall grade of 42.3.
—It was a another tough outing from the Houston offensive line who allowed three sacks and 13 additional pressures on 36 pass-blocking snaps.
Now, the defense.
—Linebacker Benardrick McKinney led the way for the Texans as he finished with an overall grade of 85.3, third best in the league at linebacker, after he posted a run defense grade of 85.2 with three stops on 29 run defense snaps.
—Edge defender Jadeveon Clowney was his usual disruptive self after posting four pressures on 27 pass-rushing snaps, while racking up two stops on 23 run defense snaps en route to an overall grade of 79.8.
—Linebacker Brian Cushing was productive in the middle of the defense accruing one sack and three additional pressures on only six pass-rushing snaps, while posting a team best five stops on 32 run defense snaps as he recorded an overall grade of 74.8.
—It was a rough day in the secondary for cornerback Johnathan Joseph as he allowed 5-of-6 targets for 115 yards, with 85 yards after the catch, a long of 73 and a passer rating of 118.8 when targeted as he finished with an overall grade of 37.4.
—On the opposite side, it wasn't much better from cornerback Kareem Jackson as he finished as the lowest-graded Texan at 34.3 after allowing 4-of-6 targets for 65 yards and two touchdowns and a passer rating of 142.4 allowed.
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?