That was the greatest game in franchise history. I’ll never forget it. I’ll never think of how individual players performed, just how spectacular that ending was. If you do care, 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.
—Quarterback Tom Savage had a nice bounce back effort, as he actually performed better against the blitz. Savage completed 16-of-30 for 147 yards with one touchdown, one interception and two sacks when not blizted. When he was blitzed, Savage completed 15-of-19 attempts for 218 yards with two sacks. Savage finished the day with an overall grade of 69.1, good for 15th in the league.
—Same story different week for wide recevier DeAndre Hopkins who continues to be the only reliable weapon for the Texans offense. Hopkins hauled in 8-of-14 targets for 80 yards with 27 yards after the catch, one intereption and a 43.8 passer rating when targeted. Hopkins led Houston's offense with a 78.4 overall grade.
—Checking in right behind Hopkins was tight end Stephen Anderson who saw plenty of action his way. Anderson had an up-and-down day as he hauled in 5-of-12 targets for 79 yards with one touchdown, a passer rating of 92.0 when targeted, but two dropped passes en route to an overall grade of 54.6.
—Right guard Jeff Allen struggled in this one as he allowed five pressures on 58 pass-blocking snaps while also registering four penalties on the day en route to an overall grade of 49.5.
—After allowing four sacks and nine additional pressures against the Titans, the Texans rank dead last in the NFL in pass-blocking efficiency at 67.3 for the year.
Now, the defense.
—Free safety Andre Hal continues his strong season as he recorded two stops on 23 run defense snaps while allowing two catches for 26 yards as he led all Texans with an overall grade of 83.5.
—Jadeveon Clowney wasn't his usual disruptive self on the pass-rush, but he was effective playing the run. Clowney registered only one pressure on 30 pass-rushing snaps, but he did record two stops and post a run defense grade of 92.4 for the game.
—Rookie linebacker Zach Cunningham continues to put together a solid campaign as he recorded two stops, two pressures and allowed 1-of-2 targets for 20 yards as he posted an overall grade of 73.6.
—Despite playing only 15 snaps, cornerback Marcus Williams was good as he recorded one stop and allowed just 1-of-2 targets for -1 yards and a passer rating of 56.3 allowed as he posted an overall grade of 80.0.
—Linebacker Benardrick McKinney did record a sack and three stops in this contest, but he was victimized for a 24-yard touchdown pass as he posted an overall grade of 41.3 for the game.
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?