Texans: Offensive line paving the way for Foster

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Texans: Offensive line paving the way for Foster

PFF-headlinesAt 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).

The Texans now just need their tight ends and full back to start pitching in. In stark contrast to the offensive line, all four own ‘red’ run blocking grades for a cumulative -20.2 on the season.

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