Who's to Blame for Lackluster Running Game?
There are three culprits coming out of Sunday's disappointing performance
The Houston Texans have one of the best passing attacks in football. Their offensive line hasn’t allowed a sack in weeks. Their 13th in points per game.
It’s not all roses on offense.
The rushing attack has lagged behind greatly. It was most apparent on Sunday against the Falcons in Atlanta where nothing the Texans tried on the ground worked on a consistent basis.
How Bad is It?
It’s bad. I am not mincing words. The Texans are last in yards per attempt in the NFL averaging 3.0. The lowest mark in the past 10 years for a season is 3.1 by the 2013 Baltimore Ravens.
Houston is also bottom two in Rushing Touchdowns (1) and long rushes (15 yards). They average 82.6 yards per game good for a ranking of 27th. ESPN’s Run Block Win Rate has the Texans ranked 28th.
You don’t need the numbers to know it hasn’t been good this season. Sunday felt like it was the culmination of five weeks of frustration for this team.
Who’s to blame?