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Week 1 vs. PIT
Receiving: 10 / 112 / 0 on 12 targets
Johnson took a fourteen yard pass from Schaub on the third play from scrimmage on an out route, but Houston did not go back to him on that drive. He looked completely healthy during the game, but Houston was not able to get the ball to him on any consistent basis in the first half. He caught a short pass on the second possession converting a third down and snagged a 24 yard pass on the next play. This accounted for three of his four targets in the half. In the second half and the score out of hand, Schaub was clearly trying to get the ball to Johnson. They went to him on consecutive first downs, both resulting in catches. However, lack of sustained drives limited opportunities. Seven of Johnson's targets were in the fourth quarter alone. On the two deep balls that came his way in the game, one was a catch and another got a pass interference call. Houston will need to protect Matt Schaub better to allow him the time to get the ball downfield to his big receiver.
Week 3 vs. TEN
Receiving: 2 / 29 / 0 on 12 targets
Andre Johnson was plagued by an inaccurate quarterback. Matt Schaub tried to get the ball to him seven times in the first half, but they were only able to complete one of the passes. Johnson did drop three catchable balls, one of which was knocked out of his hands while in the end zone. With most of the passes coming his way uncatchable he was not able to get into any type of rhythm with Schaub.
Week 4 vs. JAX
Receiving: 3 / 38 / 0 on 5 targets
Johnson's numbers were modest, but he was over thrown twice while open on intermediate patterns, and drew a flag on the defender covering him on another deep pattern. Although Johnson managed to get open several times throughout the game, they were on mostly intermediate and deep patterns, and Schaub did not have time to get him the ball due to Jacksonville's pass rush.
Week 5 vs. IND
Receiving: 9 / 131 / 1 on 11 targets
The Texans got Andre Johnson involved in the offense early, targeting him on three of the first five pass plays and nine times total in the first half. Johnson made tough catches in traffic, and took passes in the open field for long yardage. His physical play against the Colt defensive backs gave him the opportunity to get open down field. He was targeted once in the end zone in addition to his touchdown reception. He was unable to come down with the pass, but did draw a pass interference penalty that led to the first touchdown.
Week 6 vs. MIA
Receiving: 10 / 178 / 1 on 19 targets
Johnson's number of targets is a little high as he was credited on three pass attempts that did not make it to him (tipped or out of bounds). Add to that the two poorly thrown balls that became interceptions and what you have is a pretty impressive ten of 13 targets caught. He came up big in every situation, and especially excelled after the catch. The only flaw in his game was a lost fumble on the Miami four yard line.
Week 7 vs. DET
Receiving: 11 / 141 / 0 on 12 targets
Andre Johnson looked like a man among boys. He was targeted a team high 13 times, and he came down with 11 receptions for 141 yards. While he didn't get in the end zone, he did draw a pass interference call on an end zone target that led to a Houston score. Johnson looked to be open on nearly every play, despite a mix in coverages, and nine of his receptions resulted in first downs.
Week 8 vs. CIN
Receiving: 11 / 143 / 0 on 12 targets
Johnson continued to have his way with opposing secondaries, as he caught 11 passes for 143 yards on 12 targets for Houston. Johnson converted all three of his third down targets and all in all had nine receptions that resulted in first downs. He's been in the zone lately and seems to be on the exact same page as Schaub on every route.
Week 9 vs. MIN
Receiving: 4 / 62 / 1 on 7 targets
Andre Johnson was double covered all day. Matt Schaub went a different direction most of the day. Johnson barely dropped a long pass in the first half that would have added nicely to his numbers. Once Sage Rosenfels was in he did try to pass the ball to Johnson more no matter what the coverage was. The touchdown catch was a very nice hookup between Rosenfels and Johnson.
Week 10 vs. BAL
Receiving: 7 / 66 / 0 on 12 targets
Johnson was QB Sage Rosenfels' favorite target by far against the Ravens, and as a result ended the day with the most receptions. Unfortunately, none of those was for longer than 20 yards and none ended up in a TD. The single biggest reason for this was the focus that the Baltimore defense placed on covering Johnson, but he also suffered from the fact Rosenfels struggled early on in getting him catchable balls. By the second half, the duo seemed to click much better, and so Johnson's performance improved as a result.
Week 11 vs. IND
Receiving: 4 / 55 / 0 on 5 targets
Andre Johnson was the leading receiver for the Texans, catching four of the six passes thrown in his direction. He did drop one catchable pass, on a first and ten play that could have resulted in a first down on their third drive, which was the only non scoring drive of the first half.
Week 12 vs. CLE
Receiving: 10 / 116 / 0 on 12 targets
Johnson was targeted often by Rosenfels, who seemed to trust Johnson. He caught ten of the 12 balls thrown his way and gained 116 yards. He did not find the end zone but proved to be a force regardless.
Week 13 vs. JAX
Receiving: 7 / 75 / 1 on 11 targets
Johnson caught a pass on the teams' first play from scrimmage that went for a gain of 12 yards and followed that up later in the drive with a 31 yard catch and run that put Houston up 7-0. On the scoring play the wide out caught the ball around the 12 yard line, made a move, and beat the defender to the corner of the end zone for the touchdown. Johnson found himself the target on ten first half passes and was the intended receiver on an incomplete pass into the end zone with the Texans operating from the Jaguars' 28 yard line. Despite the busy first half, Johnson only had one eight yard reception over the final two quarters.
Week 14 vs. GB
Receiving: 4 / 55 / 1 on 8 targets
Johnson entered the game leading the NFL in receptions and receiving yards. He caught four passes for 55 yards. His 11 yard touchdown catch and two point grab gave Houston a seven point lead in the fourth quarter.
Week 15 vs. TEN
Receiving: 11 / 207 / 1 on 15 targets
Andre Johnson set a team record for receiving yards with 207. He provided the spark that the offense needed with a 65 yard reception in the second quarter where he just ran by the defender into the open field. That one play seemed to fire up a dormant offense and would lead to the game's only touchdown four plays later. He caught passes despite being well covered, on two plays he just simply out jumped the defender for the ball and on another play Schaub was somehow able to thread the pass between three defenders to get it to him.
Week 16 vs. OAK
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 4 targets
Johnson was held in check all game long against the Raiders, and he received just five targets. He was able to come down with two receptions for just 19 yards, and the inability of the Texans to get the ball in his hands definitely didn't help their cause against a tough Raiders pass defense.
Week 17 vs. CHI
Receiving: 10 / 148 / 2 on 13 targets
Johnson was outstanding. He showed excellent route running ability on a wide variety of routes, and used that and his combination of size, strength, speed and hands to catch all but two of the passes thrown his way. He easily got open against single coverage and overpowered double teams at other times. Johnson's two touchdowns were as a result of him getting open deep on one play, and using strength to wrest the ball away from his defender on a fade route in the end zone.