Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 month ago

Novak kicked three field goals and an extra point in Saturday's 34-16 loss to the Patriots in the division-round playoff game.

EDGE Analysis

Novak once again benefited from a Texans' offense that failed execute and couldn't finish drives. His 10 points in the playoff loss is a nice finish to a season in which he scored 127 points during the regular season. He's had a steady 29-game run as the Texans placekicker, since taking over in Week 4 of 2015. He converted 86 percent of his kicks over his two seasons in Houston and enters unrestricted free agency in the offseason. If the Texans don't make a run at him, Novak will certainly get a chance to compete for a job in some team's training camp.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak successfully converted two field-goal attempts and three extra-point kicks for nine points in Houston's 27-14 win over Oakland in Saturday's wild-card round playoff game.

EDGE Analysis

Novak was one of the NFL's more productive kickers in the regular season thanks to an offense that didn't consistently turn red-zone trips into touchdowns, but that wasn't the case Saturday as Houston scored three touchdowns on four trips inside Oakland's 20. While the offense did enough against the Raiders, it's still not a good unit and Novak should get field-goal opportunities next week against New England or Kansas City.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak converted one of two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Houston's 24-17 loss to Tennessee in Week 17.

EDGE Analysis

Novak's 45-yard attempt bounced off an upright, his first miss from the distance or closer in 32 attempts. He finished the regular season with 127 points, the second-most of his career while his 41 field-goal attempts were a career high. Much of his success was the direct result of an offense unable to finish drives. If the Texans were better in the red area, a lot of those field goals turn into extra-point kicks. He enhanced his worth as a kicker, finishing eighth in scoring (7.9 ppg), something that shoulder earn him some interest during the offseason when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak (oblique) does not appear on the Texans' final injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Novak has been hampered by an oblique injury as of late but is yet to miss any time because of it. In fact, his performance doesn't appear to have taken a hit at all. Barring some sort of freakish setback, the veteran kicker will be good to go come game time.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice with an oblique injury.

EDGE Analysis

Novak has been bothered by the injury the last few weeks, but it's had little impact on his ability to kick field goals. He's nailed 11 of them while averaging nearly 12 points per game over the past three weeks.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak converted both of his field-goal attempts and had an extra point kick blocked in Saturday's 12-10 win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Notwithstanding the extra-point miss, Novak has been Houston's best offense the last three weeks, successfully converting all 11 of his field goals. Houston's offense didn't improve with Tom Savage as the starting quarterback, which is helpful for Novak. As Texans' drives continue to stall in the red zone, Novak is there to clean up. His 39 field-goal attempts rank second in the NFL.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak (back) remained limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Novak entered last week's matchup with the Jaguars battling a back/oblique issue, but he played through it, hitting all four field goal attempts, as well as an extra point, in the Texans' 21-20 victory. It appears as though he'll likely enter Week 16 in a similar situation, barring improvement over the next two days.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak received treatment for lower-back discomfort during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, but he converted all four field-goal attempts and added an extra point in Houston's 21-20 win in Week 15.

EDGE Analysis

Novak gutted through the pain to deliver 13 of Houston's 21 points, one week after he scored 15 points. Converting all nine attempts the past two games -- both wins -- is a big reason the Texans snapped a three-game losing streak and control their playoff fate with two weeks left.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak converted all five of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Colts in Week 14.

EDGE Analysis

Novak, who added an extra point, scored 16 of Houston's 22 points, including a long of 52 yards in the final moments of the first half. He's in the right place at the right time, kicking for a team that's had trouble finishing drives. That's enabled him to attempt 33 field goals, tied for second in the NFL. At 103 points (7.9 per game), Novak ranks 10th in scoring.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
3 months ago

Novak did not attempt a field goal and missed one of two extra-point kicks in Houston's 21-13 loss to Green Bay in Week 13.

EDGE Analysis

Novak had been a sure six-to-eight points each week, but he and the Texans got bogged down in the snow at Lambeau Field. He'll look to bounce back in Week 14 inside a dome in Indianapolis, against whom he scored eight points in a Week 6 win.