By the Numbers: Texans 2013 season

By the Numbers: Texans 2013 season
December 30, 2013, 8:00 am
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The Texans lost 16-10 on Sunday and finished the season 2-9 in one-score games. They won the first two games of the season in one-score games but lost the last nine one-score games they were in.

  • The Texans finished the season with a 2-14 record to go along with an NFL-worst minus-20 turnover differential. They had a plus-12 turnover margin last season.
  • Despite losing 14 games, the Texans out-gained opponents by a total of 475 yards this season.


They have the worst record (2-14) of any team to ever out-gain opponents by that much in a season. The previous worst was the 4-12 Lions from 2012.

  • The Texans finished with just 11 takeaways all season. That is a new NFL record in a non-strike season. The Baltimore Colts had 11 in the strike-shortened 1982 season. They went 0-8-1.


The Texans are one of just nine teams to have 15 or fewer takeaways in a non-strike season.

  • When Brice McCain picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick, he put himself in a four-way tie for second on the team in interceptions with one. The Texans had just seven all season.


They're the 12th team to have seven or fewer interceptions with a 16-game schedule. None of the 12 have had winning records. Those 12 teams have a combined 42-143 record. The 2005 Texans (2-14) also managed just seven interceptions.  

  • Andre Johnson finished 2013 with 109 catches for 1,407 yards. It’s his fourth 100-catch, 1,400-yard season, tying him with Marvin Harrison for the most all time. He was just 93 yards shy of his fourth 100-catch, 1,500-yard season, which would have been the most all time.
  • DeAndre Hopkins finished his rookie season with 52 catches for 802 yards. He's the 42nd rookie since the merger to have 50 catches for 800 yards. He's one of two this year, along with Keenan Allen.


He had the best rookie receiving year for a Texan since Johnson had 66 catches for 986 yards in 2003.