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Bengals Pro Football Focus scores against the Texans

Taking a look at the Cincinnati Bengals Pro Football Focus scores against the Houston Texans. A lot of good, to be honest... but some bad.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton only saw pressure on six of 38 dropbacks.
  • Dalton's average time getting the ball out of hands this year is 2.20 seconds. That tops in the NFL. Second is Peyton Manning at 2.24 seconds.
  • The Texans sent a blitz, or an extra pressure, on 18 of Dalton's dropbacks. Dalton completed 10 of 17 passes for 102 yards and an interception on these plays... he also scrambled once.
  • Dalton had zero passing attempts of 20-plus yards through the air.
  • Twenty five of Dalton's attempts were within nine yards of the line of scrimmage.
  • A.J. Green posted a season-high receiving grade of +2.9, posting 12 receptions (out of 15 targets) and 60 yards collectively gained after the catch.
  • Bengals running back snaps: Giovani Bernard 52, Jeremy Hill 31
  • The Bengals attempted 43 runs against the Texans, which is the second-highest this season (Falcons, 45).
  • Of the 132 yards rushing combined between Hill and Bernard, 72 came after contact.
  • Among all rookie centers with meaningful snaps played, Russell Bodine ranks third with a Pass Blocking Efficiency score of 97.4... behind Corey Linsley (Packers) and Bryan Stork (Patriots).
  • Bodine submitted the top score (+3.3) on offense last week, especially as a run blocker (+3.2).
  • Five offensive linemen scored positive grades: Bodine (+3.3), Andrew Whitworth (+3.2), Clint Boling (+2.3), Kevin Zeitler (+1.3), Mike Pollak (+0.1). Newhouse, who replaced Andre Smith, scored a -3.6 (the worst on offense).
  • Carlos Dunlap posted an overall score of +4.3 against the Texans.
  • On 43 pass rushes last week, Dunlap generated three hurries, a quarterback hit and a quarterback stop.
  • Dunlap generated four Run Stops (constitutes failures for the opposing offense).
  • Cornerback Adam Jones played 32 snaps as the third cornerback, allowing only two of five targets that came into his coverage with a pass deflection.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has 28 total pressures on 329 pass rushes this season, resulting in a Pass Rushing Productivity of 6.5... which ranks 13th among all nose/defensive tackles.
  • Emmanuel Lamur may hold the team lead in tackles, but he also missed a team-high three tackles against Houston.
  • Leon Hall submitted the second-best grade (+1.8) on defense, behind Dunlap, and the top score in coverage (+1.7).