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Oh So Close, But Still So Far Away

HOUSTON - JANUARY 03:  Tight-end Benjamin Watson #84 of the New England Patriots receives a hard hit from cornerback Jacque Reeves #35 of the Houston Texans as Brice McCain looks on at Reliant Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Bill StellContributor IJanuary 5, 2010


January 5, 2010 by Exsquid | 2009 NFL season, Houston Texans, Texans, Texans 2009 stats, Week 17


    Well the 2009 NFL season has ended for our Houston Texans and still no playoff berth.  That is the bad news.

    The good news is that our favorite team has posted their FIRST winning record in their short 7 years in the league.

    So as we all prepare to watch Indy and everyone else play on into the post season it is time to look back at the Texans season and try to find the problems that remain with the team and what to fix for next year.

    With this in mind lets look at some stats from this year.  The offense lead the way this year (as usual) ranking #10 in the league overall.  While that may sound pretty good to you let’s look deeper into that ranking.

    The Texans ranked #1 in passing yards per game, but #30 in rushing yards per game.  That needs to change if we want to make a run at the playoffs.  As part and parcel of that is our 3rd down conversion rate (40.2%) which ranks #15 in the league.  The team ranked #17 in offensive penalties which isn’t great but is better than average.  Another decent offensive stat is time of possession where we ranked #11.  Again, not great but better than average.

    To continue reading go to http://www.nfltouchdown.com/oh-so-close-but-still-so-far-away/

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