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Fifth Different Offensive Line Starting Combo In Five Games

October 08, 2018 - 2:54 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – For the fifth straight week the Texans used a different offensive line as Julie’n Davenport was reinserted back into the starting lineup at left tackle.

The starting lineup across the offensive line had Davenport at left tackle, Senio Kelemete at left guard, Nick Martin at center, Zach Fulton at right guard and Kendall Lamm at right tackle.  The line gave up just one sack against the Cowboys, as opposed to seven against the Colts.

“I think they fought hard.  But, I really love those guys, and I know they fight very hard,” Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien said following the win against Dallas.

In week four against the Colts, the Texans started Martinas Rankin, Kelemete, Martin, Fulton and Lamm from right to left.  In week three against the Giants, the Texans went with Rankin, Greg Mancz, Martin, Fulton and Davenport.  It week two versus the Titans, it was Rankin, Kelemete, Martin, Fulton and Davenport. Against the Patriots in week one, the Texans rolled out Davenport, Kelemete, Martin, Fulton and Seantrell Henderson.

The starting five on the offensive line for the Texans against the Cowboys had the best success limiting sacks this season with only one allowed.  Prior to Sunday, the season low for sacks allowed was three, which was done in the game against New England and New York.

“All the guys up front did a great job protecting me and being able to give me time to make plays and make throws down the field to let the receivers create space in the routes and be able to deliver,” Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson said.  “So, all those guys are a key part to the offense moving down the field and for us to be productive.”