The regular season isn't quite here but the preseason is over, so I thought for my Daily Brew, I'd do a little "By the Numbers" as if the regular season were here.
7.82 - That's the whopping yards per carry in the preseason for rookie running back Dameon Pierce. The rookie finished with 11 carries for 86 yards and a tuddy in two games.
14 - The Texans defense racked up a whopping 14 sacks in the three preseason games. The man who led the Texans in sacks was Derek Rivers.
3 - Rivers finished the preseason with three sacks but he, unfortunately, was injured in the fourth quarter after a brilliant training camp/preseason.
2 - Two players had multiple sacks - Kurt Hinish and Rivers - for the Texans in the 2022 preseason.
11 - The Texans pass rush was outstanding up and down the roster. 11 different players recorded a sack in the preseason.
63.3 - Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel threw the exact same number of passes (30), completed the exact same number of passes (19) and, as a result, completed the same percentage (63.3%) of passes in three preseason games.
82 - Driskel led two game-winning drives in the first two preseason games of 82 yards or more.
4 - The Texans had four ball carriers that averaged 4.3+ yards per carry during this preseason - Marlon Mack, Pierce, Driskel and Dare Ogunbowale.
1 - The Texans defense gave up one passing touchdown during the preseason.
6 - The Texans threw for six touchdowns in the preseason.
6 - Six different players caught TD - Nico Collins, Chris Moore, Johnny Johnson III, Mason Schreck, Teagan Quitoriano and Jalen Camp, who scored the first one of the preseason.
1 - The Texans defense gave up one rushing touchdown during the preseason.
1 - Pierce scored the only Texans rushing TD of the preseason.
19 - LB Blake Cashman led the Texans in the preseason with 19 total tackles.
7 - In the three contests, the Texans came away with seven total takeaways - 4 fumble recoveries and three interceptions.
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