As the NFL has moved into the 21st century, power running games have become a thing of the past. Most teams have moved to a spread, air-attack type offense, making game-changing wide receivers a hot commodity.
Then there is Andre Johnson. Arguably the best wide receiver in the game, this Texan has a made a living off mixing precise route running with incredible hands and speed.
Since he went down in Week 4 with a hamstring injury, the Texans are 2-2 after previously being 3-1. They lost two consecutive games after the Week 4 injury against the Steelers (a game in which they won).
Johnson practiced for the first time this week since the injury, and will look to play again very soon.
Here are some of the reasons the Texans' offense has been missing Johnson.