Texans: Offensive line paving the way for Foster
At first glance, the Houston Texans have a less-than-impressive -1.8 run blocking grade for the season. However, when you take a closer look you’ll notice that the Texans’ offensive line is not to blame.
In fact, all five starting lineman have graded out “in the green”, or above average, for a cumulative grade of +25.8. That’s an impressive feat that no other Week 1 starting five group can claim.
Chris Myers, specifically, has been the best of the bunch with a run-blocking grade of +9.9, third-best among all centers. Arian Foster has racked up 405 yards on the 70 carries with a point of attack in the running lanes directly to the left and right of Myers for a 5.8 yard average.
Duane Brown (+3.5), Ben Jones (+4.2), Derrick Newton (+4.5) and Brandon Brooks (+5.2) have all played a big part in in what’s been a big year for Foster, who despite playing in only nine games, ranks sixth in the NFL in rushing yards (901).