The Texans have dominated the series with the Miami Dolphins, winning eight of the nine games between the two franchises. But, it's that one that stands out - the loss at Miami in 2015. Unfortunately, any trip to Miami reminds me too much of that last trip when the Texans trailed 41-0 at halftime and ended up losing 44-26. Six years later, it's time to head to south Florida, yet again, to exorcise those 2015 demons. Here's my By The Numbers/Daily Brew for this matchup.
4,401 - It took 4,401 days, from the first matchup between these two franchises, for the Dolphins to get their first win over the Texans. The Texans won the season opener in Miami on October 7, 2003, then won six in a row before losing on that fateful Sunday afternoon October 25, 2015 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
1 - Depending on the starting alignment, the Texans could start either one player or no one who started in the last matchup between these two teams in 2018 at NRG Stadium. In fact, TE Jordan Akins is the only Texans offensive player from that matchup in 2018 still on the Texans roster.
3 - There are three Texans on the roster who were Dolphins in that 2018 matchup - OT Laremy Tunsil & Vincent Taylor (both unfortunately on IR) and WR Danny Amendola.
2 - There are two Dolphins on the roster who were Texans in that 2018 matchup - OLB Brennan Scarlett and WR Will Fuller V (IR)
1 - The number of touchdowns thrown by players in the 2021 matchup that played in the 2018 matchup - Texans WR Danny Amendola threw a touchdown pass for the Dolphins and finished with…
158.3 - ...a perfect passer rating on the evening.
34 - With QB Tyrod Taylor in the lineup, the Texans offense averaged 34 points per game. Without him, the Texans averaged nearly 20 points per game less. However, the six defenses the Texans faced in Taylor's absence were all ranked in the top 13 in the league.
0.5 - Texans rookie TE Brevin Jordan registered a receiving touchdown every other game he played. He played 26 games in his three year career at Miami and had 13 touchdowns.
1 - In his first game as a Texan, Jordan's NFL receiving TD:Games played ratio was 1:1. He caught a nine yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter for his first TD catch in the NFL. He finished with three catches for 41 yards and that one touchdown.
**As a side note, Jordan will return to his old stomping grounds, returning to Hard Rock Stadium where he played his college football.
6 - Texans QB Tyrod Taylor will get the nod against the Miami Dolphins. It'll be his seventh start against them. He has a 4-2 record in those six starts.
113.8 - Taylor's passer rating in those six games
10 - Number of touchdowns Taylor's thrown against the Dolphins.
0 - the number of interceptions in those games. Let's hope that number stays a zero after Sunday's matchup too.
Alright, that'll do it for this week's Daily Brew/By the Numbers. Let's go get this W in Miami! See ya then, everyone!
The next time you can see the Texans at NRG Stadium will be on November 28 as they host the New York Jets in Week 12. Kickoff is set for noon CT.Click here for tickets.
Check out some photos from today's practice.