Pro Football Focus grades every game and every player. I dig their raw number totals and have other opinions on their ability to grade individual plays like this. You may feel differently. No matter how you feel, there’s always something to learn from the work they do. This is what PFF had to say about the Texans’ win against the Colts.
OFFENSE - Deshaun Watson again continues to elevate his play week-after-week, posting an overall grade of 89.0, his highest mark of the season and the seventh-highest grade among quarterbacks in Week 4. Watson was 23-31 for 263 yards, two TD’s and an interception and earned a grade of 91.3 when facing no pressure. His average time to throw was 2.62 seconds, the lowest mark of the season so far. He was, however, faulted with three of the sacks that he took on the day.
- Rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee made a lot of noise in his NFL debut, catching 11 of his 14 targets on the day. His efficiency from the slot was exceptional, as evidenced by his 2.79 yards per route run from the slot (4th among WR in Week 4) and 95 slot yards (3rd). His overall grade was an above-average 66.0, largely due to his two drops
DEFENSE - J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney were a force on the defensive line against the Colts. The pair combined for 15 of the team’s 23 total pressures, seven stops, two forced fumbles and a touchdown. That level of production from both players is game-changing for a defense that is still trying to find its rhythm.
- The pass defense looked a little better on Sunday, allowing a completion percentage of just 67% and forcing three PBU’s. Rookie safety Justin Reid found ways to impact the game in his 44 defensive snaps, recording five tackles and allowing zero receptions while being targeted twice. His tackling grade of 83.7 was the highest of any Texans defender and his overall grade of 66.3 was tied for third.