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By the numbers: Texans team rankings through Week 12

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 27, 2012 – 3:13 pm

Through Week 12, here’s a look at where the Texans (10-1) rank statistically among all 32 NFL teams, along with where they ranked in each category in 2011 after Week 12 and after the entire season:

OFFENSE

2012 (Week 12)                     2011 (Week 12)                    2011 (full season)
Scoring: 29.7 (2)                   Scoring: 26.6 (5)                   Scoring: 23.8 (10)
Total yards: 394.8 (3)           Total yards: 379.7 (8)           Total yards: 372.1 (13)
Passing: 250.7 (10)              Passing: 228.0 (16)             Passing: 219.1 (18)
Rushing: 144.1 (5)                Rushing: 151.7 (3)               Rushing: 153.0 (2)

The Texans also rank first in time of possession (34:09) after ranking first in 2011 (32:41). They’re 11th in third-down percentage (41.29) after ranking eighth in 2011 (41.52).

DEFENSE

2012 (Week 12)                      2011 (Week 12)                     2011 (full season)
Scoring: 19.2 (5)                    Scoring: 16.3 (2)                    Scoring: 17.4 (4)
Total yards: 319.7 (6)            Total yards: 268.4 (1)            Total yards: 285.7 (2)
Passing: 232.3 (17)               Passing: 175.8 (2)                Passing: 189.7 (3)
Rushing: 87.5 (2)                   Rushing: 92.5 (4)                  Rushing: 96.0 (4)

The Texans also rank first in defensive third-down percentage (28.57) after ranking 14th in 2011 (35.85). They’re tied for fifth in sacks (30) after ranking sixth (44) in 2011.

SPECIAL TEAMS
2012 (Week 12)                         2011 (Week 12)                        2011 (full season)
Kick ret. avg.: 21.5 (24)             Kick ret. avg.: 27.5 (5)              Kick ret. avg.: 24.9 (9)
Punt ret. avg.: 10.5 (10)            Punt ret. avg.: 12.1 (7)              Punt ret. avg.: 10.4 (15)
KR avg. allowed: 24.4 (17)      KR avg. allowed: 23.0 (13)      KR avg. allowed: 22.4 (7)
PR avg. allowed: 10.0 (21)      PR avg. allowed: 9.2 (14)         PR avg. allowed: 9.6 (15)


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