Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th116.2 (8th)198.5 (29th)
Defense1st99.7 (12th)201.6 (2nd)

Schedule

Sun Sep 11
W 23 - 14CHI
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Sun Sep 18
W 19 - 12KC
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Thu Sep 22
L 27 - 0at NE
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Sun Oct 2
W 27 - 20TEN
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Sun Oct 9
L 31 - 13at MIN
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Sun Oct 16
W 26 - 23IND
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Mon Oct 24
L 27 - 9at DEN
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Sun Oct 30
W 20 - 13DET
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Sun Nov 13
W 24 - 21at JAC
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Mon Nov 21
L 27 - 20at OAK
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Sun Nov 27
L 21 - 13SD
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Sun Dec 4
L 21 - 13at GB
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Sun Dec 11
W 22 - 17at IND
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Sun Dec 18
W 21 - 20JAC
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Sat Dec 24
W 12 - 10CIN
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Sun Jan 1
L 24 - 17at TEN
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Sat Jan 7
W 27 - 14OAK
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Sat Jan 14
L 34 - 16at NE
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Standings

AFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Houston9-7-05-1-0
Tennessee9-7-02-4-0
Indianapolis8-8-03-3-0
Jacksonville3-13-02-4-0
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Texans' Tyler Ervin: Barely plays on offense as rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ervin (concussion), a 2016 fourth-round draft pick, finished his rookie season with one carry for three yards and three catches for 18 yards (five targets) in 12 games. He returned 27 punts for 261 yards and 14 kickoffs for 263 yards, also losing a pair of fumbles on special teams.

Passing-down work represented Ervin's realistic path to early playing time on offense, but the Texans ultimately preferred both Lamar Miller and Jonathan Grimes to the rookie in those situations. Ervin thus got most of his reps on special teams, where a pair of lost fumbles outweighed his middling work picking up yards as a returner. It was a disappointing rookie season overall, but with a year under his belt and Grimes currently unsigned, Ervin could get more of a shot to contribute on passing downs in 2017. Miller still figures to be heavily involved through the air, but backup running back Alfred Blue is rarely used in obvious passing situations. Given his struggles with ball security as a rookie, it remains to be seen if Ervin will reprise his role as the primary return man for punts and/or kickoffs, but the team figures to at least give him some competition for the jobs. Ervin should have plenty of time to recover from the concussion he suffered during the playoffs before the start of Texans OTAs in mid-to-late April.

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Texans' Ryan Griffin: Returning to Texans on three-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin signed a three-year deal with the Texans on Saturday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

After catching 49 total passes in his first three seasons, Griffin blew up with 50 grabs in 2016, racking up 442 yards and two touchdowns. He and C.J. Fiedorowicz comprise a promising tight end corps for the Texans. Additionally, Griffin's return will be a significant road block for Stephen Anderson, who saw just 130 snaps as a rookie in 2016.

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