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Duane Brown: C-
Dwight Freeney was absolutely abusing Brown at times during this game. This was one of Brown's worst games in quite some time. Freeney has given him trouble in the past, so it's not a complete surprise. Brown was solid in the running game as always, which kept his grade from being lower.
Wade Smith: C-
The entire offensive line struggled out of the gate in this contest, and Smith was at the center of most of it. He was hit with penalties and struggled against basic bull rushes. Smith was unable to engage from initial blocks and get to the second level. Antonio Johnson gave him fits in the first half. Smith's play improved greatly in the second half, and he looked like his normal self when the Texans were running it effectively in the fourth quarter.
Chris Myers: C+
Myers wasn't as bad as Brown or Smith, but he also struggled at times. The Colts defensive line was stout against Houston's interior offensive line. Like Smith, Myers struggled to win at the line of scrimmage early on. His play also greatly improved in the second half.
Ben Jones: B+
For a player who has struggled mightily in recent games, Jones had a much-needed bounce-back performance. He was the most consistent Texans offensive lineman in the running game. He was much cleaner in pass protection, which has been his biggest issue lately. If Jones can build on a game like this, Houston's running game will benefit.
Derek Newton: B-
There were times when Newton could've set a harder edge in the running game, but for the most part he was solid when he was in. He's still in a rotation with Ryan Harris, but his snaps were clearly the better ones in this game. Houston's offensive game plan didn't put him in the best position at times, and he still managed to play effectively.
Ryan Harris: C-
When Harris was on the field, he struggled to move many Colts defenders. No one will confuse Harris for being a legitimate right tackle in the NFL. He's out there to spell Newton. Less snaps equals a better performance for Newton at this point, so Harris will continue to play.