Quarterback(s) - Matt Schaub has been a huge disappointment in another “Super Bowl or Bust” season for the Texans. Schaub had a 8/9 – TD/INT ratio including several that were ran back for touchdowns. Case Keenum has performed admirably in his first two NFL starts replacing Schaub. The 25-year old has thrown for 621 yards, 4 TD’s, 0 INT’s, and a 118.0 QBR. Keenum saved the QB position from an F.
Running Backs - It took Arian Foster a few games to get in shape for the season but when healthy he played well. Ben Tate started the season well and now finds himself as the starting running back with Foster’s hurt back and hamstring. The two running backs have combined for 941 yards through eight games and 4.5 yards per carry.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends - Andre Johnson finds himself in the top five of several receiving categories including receptions, yards, and first downs. DeAndre Hopkins has more than held his own during his rookie campaign and has 470 receiving yards at the halfway mark. With Keenum under center, Hopkins should be able to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in his first season in the NFL. Garrett Graham has done a nice job filling in for an injured Owen Daniels who was playing well before an injury that will keep him out at least another month.
Offensive Line - Though they are inconsistent at times and have been bothered with injuries, the offensive line has improved as the season moves along. Ryan Harris is now splitting snaps with Derek Newton as Newton continues to struggle in pass protection.
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