Novak was successful on a 41-yard field goal and booted four extra points in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. Since missing his first kick with Houston -- a 53-yard field goal attempt in Week 4 -- Novak has converted all three of his field goals and nine extra points.
Texans kicker Nick Novak was successful on two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Thursday night's loss to the Colts. Novak took a little heat last week when he was well short on a 53-yard effort, but showed a better leg Thursday. His longest effort was from 49 yards that looked like it would have cleared from a longer distance.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said kicker Nick Novak is adjusting to the kicking operation -- the snapper and the holder -- when discussing Novak's miss in Sunday's loss to the Falcons, the Houston Chronicle reports. O'Brien acknowledged the actual kick -- a 53-yarder that fell well short of the crossbar -- was not close, but he wants to see Novak getting "comfortable with the whole operation."
Texans kicker Nick Novak made all three of his extra-point kicks and missed a 53-yard field-goal attempt in Houston's Week 4 loss to the Falcons. Novak was brought in this week to replace Randy Bullock, who was released. The field-goal miss is a forgivable offense and his extra-point conversions are something to rejoice after Bullock missed two during the first three weeks. Additionally, Novak had two touchbacks on kickoffs, an area of the kicking game considered a weakness for him.
The Saints will not be signing kicker Nick Novak as of Tuesday, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. However, he could be an option early in the season, if the Saints struggle in the kicking game.
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