Novak has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports. Novak initially signed with the Texans after Randy Bullock struggled to begin last season. In taking over Houston's kicking duties, Novak connected on 29-of-31 extra points and 18-of-21 field goals, converting all of his attempts inside the 50-yard line as well.
Novak converted three of his four field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Jaguars. Novak and the Texans took advantage of weak-on-defense opponents the last two weeks. The team scored 64 points in wins over Tennessee and Jacksonville -- the highest point total in a two-game stretch all season -- with 22 of those points off the foot of Novak. While his leg wasn't as strong as Randy Bullock, the man he replaced in Week 4, Novak was more reliable, making 18 of his 21 field-goal attempts.
Novak successfully converted three of his four field-goal attempts and added an extra-point kick in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Colts. Novak converted from 22, 46 and 32 yards with the lone miss being a 56-yard attempt. He has 16 points the last two weeks and will have a favorable matchup in Week 16 against Tennessee, who currently rank 24th with 25.8 points allowed per game.
Novak made one of his two extra-point tries and was not called on for a field-goal attempt in Sunday's 30-21 loss to Buffalo. Novak had made his previous 15 kicks (nine extra points and six field goals) entering Sunday's game. The Texans' offense hasn't been very productive this season -- they average 21.1 points per game, tied for 21st -- so there may not be opportunity for Novak from week to week. He's attempted just three field goals in the last four weeks.
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.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||Kansas City Chiefs||1||5.00|
|3||09/23||@New England Patriots||6||6.56|
|12||11/27||San Diego Chargers||23||8.00|
|13||12/04||@Green Bay Packers||7||6.67|