Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 week ago

Novak converted two field goals and his lone extra-point attempt in Houston's 21-13 loss to San Diego in Week 12.

EDGE Analysis

Novak has been a high-volume field-goal kicker this season, ranking second with 28 attempts, which has fueled his 86 points (10th) through 11 games. He's done well for a team that's tied for last in touchdowns, 29th in scoring and 29th in yards per game.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 weeks ago

Novak made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in the Texans' 27-20 loss to the Raiders on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The eight-point night is right on his 7.9 points-per-game average, which ranks Novak tied for 13th among placekickers. Ranking third with 26 field-goal attempts, Novak's in position to be a valuable kicker, largely due to an offense that has trouble finishing drives, but was not used at a key spot in the fourth quarter Monday, when head coach Bill O'Brien opted to go for it on 4th-and-1 at the Oakland 15 late in a tied game.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
3 weeks ago

Novak missed two field-goal attempts in the first half, but bounced back to hit a 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of Houston's 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Novak has been pretty good all season, making 19-of-24 while averaging 7.9 points per game. Those 24 attempts are tied for fifth in the league, so Novak is in position to be productive most weeks.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 month ago

Novak successfully converted two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Houston's 20-13 win over Detroit on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The eight points is right on Novak's per-game average. The nine-year veteran has 65 points through eight games. He's benefited from a Houston offense that has been unable to finish many of its drives, changing potential touchdowns to field-goal opportunities. Novak is second in the league with 21 field-goal attempts.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 month ago

Novak converted all three of his field-goal attempts in Monday night's 27-9 loss to Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Novak has benefited greatly from an offense that hasn't been able to finish drives. He leads the NFL with 19 attempts, making 16. With 57 points through seven games, Novak is tied for sixth in scoring among placekickers.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak, who had earlier missed an extra-point attempt, booted a game-winning 33-yard field goal in overtime to close out Houston's improbable 26-23 win over Indianapolis in Week 6. He finished with eight points on two field goals and two extra points.

EDGE Analysis

Novak's missed extra point was not a factor until the Texans staged a furious fourth-quarter rally, scoring two touchdowns in the final four minutes. Instead of an extra point to give Houston the lead late in the fourth quarter, the nine-year veteran's second extra-point kick tied the game, setting up his redemption in overtime. The eight points he registered was right on his per-game average (48 points, six games).

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak converted 2-of-3 field-goal attempts and one extra point in Houston's 31-13 loss to Minnesota in Week 5.

EDGE Analysis

Novak managed to eke out seven points in a week when it looked like the Texans were going to be shut out for the second time in three weeks. He took a hit when Houston was shut out by New England in Week 3, but he's averaging 8.0 points per game through five weeks, 11th among kickers.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 months ago

Novak successfully converted two of three field-goal attempts and booted three extra points in the Texans' 27-20 win over the Titans in Week 4. He had field goals from 53 and 45 yards and missed from 48.

EDGE Analysis

Novak, along with the Houston offense, was shutout in Week 3 but each bounced back nicely against the Titans. Aside from that Week 3 loss to the Patriots, Novak has been a very productive kicker, amassing 33 points in the three other games.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
3 months ago

Novak successfully converted 4-of-5 field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt to account for 13 of Houston's 19 points in a Week 2 win over the Chiefs. His lone field-goal miss was a 57-yard attempt that fell short at the end of the first half.

EDGE Analysis

The Texans added a few playmakers on offense and is expected to be much improved, but at this point, there not finishing drives. Novak has seven field goals and 24 points through two games. Week 3 has the Texans on the road in New England for a Thursday night matchup.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
3 months ago

Novak successfully converted all three of his field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks for 11 points in Sunday's 23-14 win over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

The Texans' offense, with its new collection of pieces, had trouble finishing off drives, presenting Novak with three chip shots (28, 28 and 38-yard field goals). The early returns suggest Houston's offense will be much better than last year's collection, which bodes well for Novak on a weekly basis.