Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
6 days 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)
2 weeks 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.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
4 weeks ago

Novak successfully converted all of his attempts Sunday, hitting two field goals and four extra points during Houston's win over Arizona in preseason Week 3.

EDGE Analysis

Novak, who emerged from the NFL's concussion protocol earlier in the week, appears to be holding onto his job as Houston's placekicker. His competitor in camp, Kai Fairbairn, remains unavailable due to a quadriceps injury.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 month ago

Novak passed concussion protocol testing and returned to practice on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Texans now have one healthy kicker on the roster with Novak back on the practice field. Rookie Ka'imi Fairbarin is still dealing with a quad injury, leaving Novak as the main option for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 month ago2 Comments

Novak suffered a concussion while making a tackle on Houston's final kickoff in Saturday night's game against New Orleans in preseason Week 2.

EDGE Analysis

Novak, who made all three field-goal attempts and two extra points, entered the NFL's concussion protocol and is considered day-to-day.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 month ago

Novak made both of his extra-point attempts in Houston's preseason opener against San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Novak is the incumbent kicker for the Texans, who have also brought in rookie undrafted free agent Kai Fairbairn. In addition to the extra points, Novak kicked off twice, both reaching the end zone and one generating a touchback.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
7 months ago

Novak has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Novak initially signed with the Texans after Randy Bullock struggled to begin last season. In taking over Houston's kicking duties, Novak connected on 29-of-31 extra points and 18-of-21 field goals, converting all of his attempts inside the 50-yard line as well.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
9 months ago

Novak converted three of his four field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Novak and the Texans took advantage of weak-on-defense opponents the last two weeks. The team scored 64 points in wins over Tennessee and Jacksonville -- the highest point total in a two-game stretch all season -- with 22 of those points off the foot of Novak. While his leg wasn't as strong as Randy Bullock, the man he replaced in Week 4, Novak was more reliable, making 18 of his 21 field-goal attempts.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
9 months ago

Novak successfully converted three of his four field-goal attempts and added an extra-point kick in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Novak converted from 22, 46 and 32 yards with the lone miss being a 56-yard attempt. He has 16 points the last two weeks and will have a favorable matchup in Week 16 against Tennessee, who currently rank 24th with 25.8 points allowed per game.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
10 months ago

Novak made one of his two extra-point tries and was not called on for a field-goal attempt in Sunday's 30-21 loss to Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Novak had made his previous 15 kicks (nine extra points and six field goals) entering Sunday's game. The Texans' offense hasn't been very productive this season -- they average 21.1 points per game, tied for 21st -- so there may not be opportunity for Novak from week to week. He's attempted just three field goals in the last four weeks.