Houston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons: Report Card Grades for Each Texans Unit

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Houston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons: Report Card Grades for Each Texans Unit
Patric Schneider/Associated Press

What a difference a week makes, huh?

After getting embarrassed in Arizona by the Cardinals last week, the Texans reversed their fortune—their fans probably had a few reversals of fortune after watching their Week 1 game—by blowing out the visiting Atlanta Falcons.

The two biggest glaring weak spots from the Cardinals game—pass offense and pass defense—turned into strengths during most of this game out of the blue. After looking like he should be playing in the CFL and out of the league last week, Ryan Fitzpatrick was impressive—which I'll go into more detail later.

After being abused last week the secondary also had a good game, which was pretty surprising considering the passing offense they were facing.

Perhaps the biggest surprise and the biggest strength coming out of the game with Atlanta, however, was the special teams. The third phase of the game has performed poorly over the last couple of years but came out of this game with both a blocked punt and a blocked field goal attempt. 

No one should come out of this game predicting the playoffs, but it was a certainly a very encouraging sign and a great bounce-back effort from the Texans.

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