This article is part of our Hidden Stat Line series.
What's better than a lump of coal but worse than a full-length version of Hidden Stat Line?
The answer, of course, is an abridged version of our weekly recap, narrowing things down to key situations rather than our normal approach of discussing anything and everything under the sun. (I'm traveling to visit family for Christmas.)
Anyway, feel free to drop me any questions in the comments below or on twitter (@JerryDonabedian) if you're curious about anything I might have missed.
Texans 23 @ Buccaneers 20
- Carlos Hyde played 59% of snaps and took 17 of the team's 19 RB carries, finishing with 27 rushing yards and a touchdown, plus a 10-yard gain on his lone target. Duke Johnson was a total bust for a second straight week, catching one of four targets for 12 yards and taking two carries for four yards, playing 44% of snaps. Houston was either tied or leading for the entire game.
- Will Fuller played 19 snaps before exiting with a groin injury. Kenny Stills ended up playing 85% of snaps, up from 62% the previous week. Stills drew a season-high nine targets, catching five for 57 yards.
- DeAndre Carter worked as the No. 3 receiver after Fuller's departure, ultimately playing 44% of snaps and catching both of his targets for 44 yards.
- Darren Fells had a 3-27-0 receiving line on three targets and 79% of snaps, with Jordan Akins playing 62% of snaps but finishing without a catch on two targets.