The Texans run game continues to roll.
After carrying a combined 31 times for 150 yards in the win at Kansas City, Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson are now averaging 4.9 yards per carry on the season. They've been a nice combo in 2019, and quarterback Deshaun Watson has enjoyed the option of handing off to the two.
"Carlos has been a great addition since day one," Watson said. "He's been toting the ball, toting that rock just where Lamar Miller left off. He's been doing a heck of a job and you have Duke of course that comes in and does the same thing."
Hyde battered the Chiefs for 116 yards on 26 carries, running once for a touchdown. He explained his individual success by referring back to the chemistry of the entire offensive unit.
"When our offense is moving the ball like that, things are clicking, it's just hard to stop us," Hyde said. "There are so many play makers on this offense. It's a beauty."
Johnson caught a pair of passes for 20 yards, and one of those receptions was an 11-yard touchdown. It was his first score as a Texan, and he said the offensive line was largely responsible for it.
"The guys up front do a great job of moving the pile," Johnson said. "Even when it's not perfect, they go out and put maximum effort to get us little holes, little gaps for me and Carlos to try and do the best that we can moving our feet and finding holes."
O'Brien said Hyde's "done a good job", while Johnson is a "good player" who is "smart" and "very instinctive."
In all, with Watson's rush totals factored in, the Texans amassed 192 rushing yards against Kansas City, and were able to run it 41 times. That, factored in with a short passing game that piled up 280 yards, enabled Houston to possess the ball for 39:48.
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