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Halftime notes: Texans 17, Jaguars 0

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 16, 2012 – 12:53 pm

THE TEXANS

Led at halftime for the second consecutive game. The Texans led Miami 24-3 at intermission in Week 1.

Held Jacksonville to 43 net yards of offense in the first half. That is the fewest yards allowed in the opening half in team history, bettering the previous mark of 50 yards allowed to San Francisco on 10/25/09. It was the second-fewest yards allowed in a single half in team history; Houston previously held San Diego to 41 yards in the second half on 10/28/07.

Limited Jacksonville to -4 net passing yards in the first half. That was the fewest passing yards allowed in a half in team history, betting the previous low of 0 net passing yards allowed to San Diego in the second half on 10/28/07.

There have only been 12 teams since 2000 to hold their opponent to fewer net passing yards in the first  half than the -4 than the Texans allowed to Jacksonville.

Scored on their opening drive for the first time this season, capping a 13-play, 66-yard drive with a 31-yard field goal from K Shayne Graham.. Houston scored on its opening drive nine times in 2011 and was 5-4 in those games.

Scored first for the first time this season. Houston opened the scoring 13 times in 2011 and went 9-4 in those games.

Outgained Jacksonville 115-43 in the first quarter and held the ball for 9:36.

Won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

Inactive players for the Texans included QB John Beck, OLB Bryan Braman, G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris and WR DeVier Posey.

Captains for the Texans were ILB Brian Cushing, ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, QB Matt Schaub and DE Antonio Smith.

TE OWEN DANIELS

Started his 79th career game, tying him with CB Dunta Robinson for fifth on the franchise’s all-time start list.

Caught a pass in his 70th consecutive game, extending the second-longest streak in team history, with a 12-yard grab on Houston’s opening drive.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

Extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 84 with a 7-yard catch in the first quarter.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

Scored his third rushing touchdown of the season and the 32nd of his career when he scored from 1 yard in the first quarter.

Surpassed RB Domanick Williams’ franchise rushing record of 3,195 yards on a 9-yard gain in the second quarter. Foster entered the game with 3,176 career rushing yards and the carry gave him 3,199.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

Teamed with DE J.J. Watt to sack Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter. The half-sack gave Smith a sack in each of his last three regular-season games played.

DE J.J. WATT

Teamed with DE Antonio Smith to sack Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter. The half-sack gave Watt a sack in each of his last four games, including last year’s playoffs.

P DONNIE JONES

Had a second-quarter punt downed at the Jacksonville 5-yard line. It was his 200th career punt downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

RB BEN TATE

Scored his first rushing touchdown of the season and the fifth of his career on an 8-yard carry in the second quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB

Completed his 1,500th career pass when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 6-yard gain in the second quarter. Schaub entered the game with 1,486 career completions

OLB BROOKS REED

Sacked Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert for a 9-yard loss in the second quarter. It was his first sack of the season and gave him 7.0 in his career.


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