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By the numbers: Texans team rankings through Week 16

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 29, 2012 – 3:52 pm

Matt SchaubThrough Week 16, here’s a look at where the Texans (12-3) rank statistically among all 32 NFL teams, along with where they ranked in each category in 2011 after Week 16 and after the entire season:

OFFENSE

2012 (Week 16)                     2011 (Week 16)                    2011 (full season)
Scoring: 26.7 (6)                   Scoring: 23.9 (10)                   Scoring: 23.8 (10)
Total yards: 373.4 (8)           Total yards: 371.1 (12)          Total yards: 372.1 (13)
Passing: 238.7 (15)              Passing: 218.1 (19)              Passing: 219.1 (18)
Rushing: 134.7 (7)                Rushing: 153.1 (2)               Rushing: 153.0 (2)

The Texans also rank first in time of possession (33:09) after ranking first in 2011 (32:41). They’re 20th in third-down percentage (37.14) after ranking eighth in 2011 (41.52).

DEFENSE

2012 (Week 16)                      2011 (Week 16)                     2011 (full season)
Scoring: 20.2 (8t)                    Scoring: 17.0 (4)                    Scoring: 17.4 (4)
Total yards: 327.1 (9)            Total yards: 280.7 (2)            Total yards: 285.7 (2)
Passing: 228.5 (16)               Passing: 184.0 (2t)                Passing: 189.7 (3)
Rushing: 98.6 (7)                   Rushing: 96.7 (5)                  Rushing: 96.0 (4)

The Texans also rank second in defensive third-down percentage (31.00) after ranking 14th in 2011 (35.85). They’re fifth in sacks (43) after ranking sixth (44) in 2011.

SPECIAL TEAMS

2012 (Week 16)                         2011 (Week 16)                        2011 (full season)
Kick ret. avg.: 21.1 (25)             Kick ret. avg.: 24.9 (9)              Kick ret. avg.: 24.9 (9)
Punt ret. avg.: 10.6 (10)               Punt ret. avg.: 10.4 (15)            Punt ret. avg.: 10.4 (15)
KR avg. allowed: 24.6 (20)       KR avg. allowed: 22.4 (8)      KR avg. allowed: 22.4 (7)
PR avg. allowed: 9.9 (18)         PR avg. allowed: 9.4 (14)         PR avg. allowed: 9.6 (15)


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