It's so strange to have no game on Sunday, so whether you call it the Bye Week or the off week, have at it - the truth is that there's no football on Sunday. That won't stop me from doing my weekly in-season By the Numbers for my Daily Brew. So, let's GO!!
17 - Since October 17th, 2004, the Texans and Titans are tied with 17 wins apiece in their rivalry.
7 - the Texans won seven of eight matchups starting with the 2012 season until the New Year's Day matchup in 2017.
3 - the Titans currently have a three game winning streak, including the last two games in which the teams combined for an 83-74 score.
7.0 - the number of sacks for Texans DL Jon Greenard in just six games.
9.0 - the number of TFLs for Greenard in the same number of games
9 - the number of QB hits for Greenard in the same number of games. How good has Jon Greenard been in 2021? He has a TFL and a QB hit in every single game that he's been healthy and active and has a sack in every game outside of the Miami game last week. For a team many thought had no pass rush at all, especially after J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus departed, Greenard and company are providing plenty of push and pressure.
108 - WR Brandin Cooks is now on pace for 108 catches in the 2021 season. At the bye week, he has 57 catches, which projects to 107.6...so I rounded up. Duh, math.
1,210 - Same formula for his yards which would project to be a career high for Cooks. His career high was 1,204 yards in 2018 with the LA Rams.
2 - two players last Sunday came up with their first interceptions as Texans. DL Maliek Collins had his first pick ever after a deflection of the hands/body of Ross Blacklock (who is also looking for his first pick ever). DB Eric Murray also came up with his first as a Texan in the first half with his pick of Jacoby Brissett (it was his second career interception)
+6 - No, that's not the Texans turnover margin (man, I wish it was), that's the Texans' takeaway margin year over year. It's been well documented how few turnovers the 2020 defense generated last season. The number ended up being NINE. This year, through NINE games, the defense has taken the ball away FIFTEEN times. That projects to…
28 - ...28 takeaways in a full 2021 season after generating just nine in 2020?? Okay, THAT would be something if the Texans defense/special teams could get to 28 takeaways in 2021.
5 - the Texans have five home games over the final eight weeks. Then, after a trip to Tennessee right after the bye, it'll be five in seven weeks over December and January.
53.8 - the winning percentage of the Texans' opponents they faced in the first nine games.
49.3 - the winning percentage of the Texans' opponents they face in the final eight games. That percentage changes to 39.2% in the six games not including the Titans.
Alright, that's going to do it for this Daily Brew. Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back next week getting ready for Tennessee! See ya then, everyone!!
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