In Houston Texans news, the team and their fans feel like they are sitting on top of the world, now that they are leading the AFC south division, with a perfect record. Sure, it may only be two games into the 2011 season season, but they’ve already won a third of the games that they came out of victorious in the entire 2010 season.
You can’t blame fans for buying up all the future Texans tickets! They realized that this team wont just sprint for the end, but instead take each game one at a time. Nobody expects them to match the 1972 Superbowl winner Miami Dolphin’s perfect season, but its always a thought.
The important news to report at this early point of the season is the consistent play the team is getting on both sides of the football. Eight year veteran quarterback Matt Schaub has a solid passer rating over 100 with an outstanding completion percentage of nearly 72.
On the other side of the ball, Texans opponents have only been able to complete their passes 45% of the time. That comparative statistic alone is enough to explain the 2-0 record. The defense looks to be very improved under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and his 3-4 defensive front. (Although, he actually switches quite a bit with four and even five on the line.)
Nine year wide receiver veteran Andre Johnson, from the University of Miami has two touchdowns is as many games and is averaging nearly 100 yards per game. Second year running back Ben Tate is getting some unexpected extra duty due to injuries in the starting line up.
He is performing quite admirably, with a 4.7 yard average and more than 100 yards per game. Injury reports state that the team will likely be without the talents of running backs Arian Foster and Derrick Ward for game 3. Ben Tate will have quite a challenge, going up against the tough New Orleans Saints defensive line.