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Texans team rankings through Week 8

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 30, 2012 – 5:10 pm

Through Week 8, here’s a look at where the Texans (6-1) rank statistically among all 32 NFL teams, along with where they ranked in each category in 2011 after Week 8 and after the entire season:

OFFENSE

2012 (Week 8)                      2011 (Week 8)                       2011 (full season)
Scoring: 30.9 (2)                   Scoring: 25.5 (8)                   Scoring: 23.8 (10)
Total yards: 371.4 (9)           Total yards: 395.3 (7)           Total yards: 372.1 (13)
Passing: 230.6 (18)              Passing: 253.4 (11)             Passing: 219.1 (18)
Rushing: 140.9 (6)                Rushing: 141.9 (4)               Rushing: 153.0 (2)

The Texans also rank first in time of possession (35:23) after ranking first in 2011 (32:41). They’re fourth in third-down percentage (45.19) after ranking eighth in 2011 (41.52).

DEFENSE

2012 (Week 8)                       2011 (Week 8)                        2011 (full season)
Scoring: 18.3 (6)                    Scoring: 18.1 (5)                    Scoring: 17.4 (4)
Total yards: 283.0 (3)            Total yards: 286.8 (3)            Total yards: 285.7 (2)
Passing: 200.0 (5)                 Passing: 189.4 (5)                Passing: 189.7 (3)
Rushing: 83.0 (4)                   Rushing: 97.4 (6)                  Rushing: 96.0 (4)

The Texans also rank second in defensive third-down percentage (27.47) after ranking 14th in 2011 (35.85). They’re tied for seventh in sacks (21) after ranking sixth (44) in 2011.

SPECIAL TEAMS
2012 (Week 8)                          2011 (Week 8)                            2011 (full season)
Kick ret. avg.: 18.4 (30)            Kick ret. avg.: 27.4 (6)               Kick ret. avg.: 24.9 (9)
Punt ret. avg.: 8.3 (13)              Punt ret. avg.: 11.0 (9t)             Punt ret. avg.: 10.4 (15)
KR avg. allowed: 26.4 (23)      KR avg. allowed: 22.6 (11)      KR avg. allowed: 22.4 (7)
PR avg. allowed: 10.6 (24)      PR avg. allowed: 10.6 (2)       PR avg. allowed: 9.6 (15)


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