Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans: What’s the Game Plan for Houston?

September 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Offensive Game Plan
Stop me if you've heard this before: The Houston Texans have to run the ball to win the game.
I know saying a team has to run the ball to win a game is like saying a starting pitcher has to pitch well for a baseball team to win, but hear me out.
Regardless of which coach was on the sidelines, the Texans have always been a team that relied heavily upon the run as the main focus of their offensive scheme; that won't be any different in 2015.
In a conversation such as this, the discussion would normally be about running the ball well, meaning the yards-per-carry stat is used to quantify how efficient and effective the run game is. But more important than YPC in this game will be the actual number of rushing attempts.
The drop off in efficiency between Arian Foster and his backups last season was bigger than the state of Texas. Foster averaged 4.8 YPC while his top backup, Alfred Blue, averaged a lousy 3.1 per carry.
After looking at that s...

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