Friday, November 2, 2012
Penalty report: Houston Texans
By Paul Kuharsky
A look at what the Texans have done in the penalty department through seven games:
- 48 penalties, 5 declined penalties, 350 yards, 31 nullified yards, 15 first downs, 7 stalled drives
- CB Johnathan Joseph: 4 penalties (and 1 declined) for 35 yards and 3 first downs
- RT Derek Newton: 4 penalties for 21 yards, 1 nullified yard, 1 stalled drive
- CB Brice McCain: 4 penalties (and 1 declined) for 15 yards and 2 first downs
- Three players have 3 each.
- False starts: 8 penalties for 34 yards and two stalled drives
- Offensive holding: 7 penalties (and 1 declined) for 60 yards, 7 nullified yards, 1 stalled drive
- Defensive offsides: 6 penalties (and 1 declined) for 25 yards and 3 first downs
CB Kareem Jackson is one of the three guys with 3 penalties. So the team's three top cornerbacks are among the top six violators. That would be more of a cause for concern if the three were averaging more than 10.8 yards per penalty.