Saturday’s Wildcard Breakdown

by | Jan 5, 2019 | Football | 0 comments

Colts (10-6) go on the road to try and derail the Texans (11-5)

 

Both of these teams are good teams and they are both in the AFC south. I have a feeling that this will be a great rivalry since Watson and Luck both look like the shining bright future of the NFL.

 

Game Time: 4:35 PM

 

TV: ESPN

 

Location: NRG Stadium Houston, TX

 

Line: HOU -1.5

 

ESPN FPI: HOU 61.3%

 

Series History: Both of these teams are good teams and they are both in the AFC south. I have a feeling that this will be a great rivalry since Watson and Luck both look like the shining bright future of the NFL. This year these teams have already played twice and are 1-1 this year so this one takes it all and that includes bragging rights.

 

 

Offense:

 

Texans – 15th overall

 

Passing – 17th overall: 278.8 YPG

7.1 yards per play

 

Rushing – 8th overall : 126.3 YPG

4.3 yards per play

 

Colts – 7th overall

 

Passing – 6th overall : 279 YPG

7.1 yards per play

 

Rushing – 20th overall : 104.4 YPG

4.2 yards per play

 

Defense:

 

Texans – 12th overall 

Pass yards against – 28th overall : 260.4 YPG

7.5 yards per play

Rush yards against – overall 3rd83.7 YPG

3.4 yards per play

 

Colts – overall 11th

Pass yards against – overall 16th238 YPG

7.4 yards per play

Rush yards against – 8th overall : 101.6 YPG

3.9 yards per play

 

Leaders:

 

Texans

Passing: Deshaun Watson – 4,165 passing yards, 551 rushing yards,  26 TDs, 9 INTs, 63 QBR

Rushing: Lamar Miller – 973 yards, 5 TDs

Receiving: DeAndre Hopkins – 1,572 yards, 11 TD, 115 Rec, 0 drops

Tackles: Zack Cunningham – 107 TOT, 1 INT, 1 INTTD, 2 FF

Sacks: J.J. Watt – 16 Sacks, 61 TOT, 24 TFL, 4 PD, 7 FF

Interceptions: Justin Reid – 3 INTs, 1 INTTD, 1 FF

 

Colts

Passing: Andrew Luck – 4,593 yards, 39 TDs, 15 INT, 71.5 QBR

Rushing: Marlon Mack – 908 yards, 9 TDs, 1 FUM

Receiving: T.Y. Hilton – 1,270 yards, 6 TDs

Tackles:  Darius Leonard – 163 TOT, 7 sacks, 4 FF, 2 int

Sacks: Denico Autry – 9 sacks, 37 TOT, 14 TFL, 2 FF

Interceptions: Kenny Moore II – 3 ints, 11 PD, 1 FF, 1.5 sack, 77 TOT

 

Seahawks fly to Dallas to take on the Cowboys

 

The Seahawks are back in the playoffs and since they have found their running game with Chris Carson this team has been really good. Dallas has now found their passing game, after acquiring Amari Cooper from the Raiders for a 1st round pick, and are also a dangerous team, especially at home in Jerry’s World.

 

Game Time: 8:15 PM

 

TV: Fox

 

Location: AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX

Line: – 2 DAL

 

ESPN FPI: DAL 57.3%

 

Series History: I won’t get into the whole series history but these teams played in week 3 and Dallas won 24-13. That was before Seattle found out Carson was a bruiser of a runner and before Dallas landed Cooper. Both defenses are good but in my opinion Dallas has a great secondary. This game should be amazing along with a few of the other wildcard games.

 

 

Offense:

 

Dallas – 22nd overall 

Passing – 23rd overall: 221 YPG

7.4 yards per play

 

Rushing – 10th overall : 122.7 YPG

4.5 yards per play

 

Seattle –  18th overall

 

Passing – 27th overall : 193 YPG

8.1 yards per play

 

Rushing – 1st overall : 160 YPG

4.8 yards per play

 

Defense:

 

Dallas – 7th overall 

Pass yards against – 13th overall : 235 YPG

7.4 yards per play

Rush yards against – overall 5th94.6 YPG

3.8 yards per play

 

Seattle – 16th overall

Pass yards against – overall 17th240 YPG

7.5 yards per play

Rush yards against – 13th overall : 113.2 YPG

4.9 yards per play

 

Leaders:

 

Dallas

Passing: Dak Prescott – 3,885 passing yards, 305 rushing yards, 22 pass TDs, 8 INTS, 6 rush TDs, 58.6 QBR

Rushing: Ezekiel Elliot – 1,434 yards, 6 TDs, 6 FUM

Receiving: Amari Cooper – 725 yards(1,005 total including with Raiders), 6 TDs, 2 FUM, 309 YAC

Tackles: (R) Leighton Vander Esch – 140 TOT, 3 TFL, 7 PD, 2 INT

Sacks: DeMarcus Lawrence – 10.5 sacks, 21 TFL, 2 FF, 1 INT, 1 PD

Interceptions: (R) Leighton Vander Esch – 2 INTs, 140 TOT, 3 TFL, 7 PD

 

Seattle

Passing: Russell Wilson – 3,448 pass yards, 376 rush yards, 35 TDs, 7 INTs, 65.1 QBR

Rushing: Chris Carson – 1,151 yards, 9 TDs, 3 FUM

Receiving: Tyler Lockett – 965 yards, 10 TDs, 1 FUM, 215 YAC

Tackles: Bobby Wagner – 138 TOT, 1 Sack, 6 TFL, 11 PD, 1 INT, 1 INTTD, 2 FF

Sacks: Frank Clark – 14 Sacks, 14 TFL, 4 FF, 2 PD, 1 INT

Interceptions: Bradley McDougald – 3 INTs, 9 PD, 3 FF, 78 TOT, 4.5 TFL