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Halftime notes: Texans 17, Jets 7

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 8, 2012 – 8:14 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from halftime at MetLife Stadium, where the Texans lead the Jets 17-7 on Monday Night Football:

THE TEXANS
·         Scored on their opening possession for the third time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the second consecutive game.

·         Scored first for the third time this season.

·         Allowed a touchdown in the first quarter for the first time this season when the Jets scored on a 27-yard pass with 4:07 remaining in the period.

·         Scored a field goal for the 15th consecutive game, tying a team record, when K Shayne Graham booted a 27-yard field goal to end the first half.

·         Have scored 44 points off of 10 takeaways this season.

·         Led at halftime for the fifth time this season. Houston has led at intermission in every game this season.

TE OWEN DANIELS
·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 73 with a 14-yard catch on Houston’s opening drive.

·         Started the 82nd game of his career, moving him past Mario Williams for fourth place on the franchise’s all-time game started list.

·         Caught a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game, hauling in a 34-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub on Houston’s opening drive, tying his career-long streak. He previously caught touchdowns in consecutive games from 9/18/11 – 10/2/11.

RB ARIAN FOSTER
·         Surpassed 3,500 career rushing yards on a 46-yard gain in the first quarter. Foster entered the game with 3,477 career yards. The 46-yard gain was his longest of the season and the third-longest of his career.

·         Scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season when he found the end zone from 13 yards in the second quarter. Foster tied a franchise record by scoring a touchdown in seven consecutive regular-season games. Domanick Davis scored in seven straight games from 11/21/04 – 1/2/05. Counting the playoffs, Foster has scored in eight straight games.

·         Rushed for 100 yards in the first half. That was the most before halftime in his career. Foster rushed for 99 yards in the first half twice, vs. San Diego on 11/7/10 and vs. Jacksonville on 1/2/11.

·         Recorded his 19th career 100-yard game and his third of the season.

CB BRICE MCCAIN
·         Intercepted his first pass of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked off Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter. McCain returned the interception 86 yards, which was the third-longest return in franchise history.

WR DEVIER POSEY
·         Recorded his first offensive touch when he carried an end-around for a 3-yard loss in the first quarter.

OLB BROOKS REED
·         Registered his second sack of the season when he dropped Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter.

·         Forced a fumble for the first time in his career when he stripped Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB
·         Threw his 100th touchdown pass as a Texan when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 34-yard score on Houston’s opening drive.

WR KEVIN WALTER
·         Surpassed 4,000 career receiving yards with his first catch of the game, a gain of 9 yards. Walter entered the game with 3,992 career yards.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS
·         Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, SS Quintin Demps, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, WR Lestar Jean and RB Ben Tate.

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

·         The Jets won the toss and elected to defer their option to the second half. Houston received the opening kickoff.

THE TEXANS
·         Scored on their opening possession for the third time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the second consecutive game.
 
·         Scored first for the third time this season.
 
·         Allowed a touchdown in the first quarter for the first time this season when the Jets scored on a 27-yard pass with 4:07 remaining in the period.
 
·         Scored a field goal for the 15th consecutive game, tying a team record, when K Shayne Graham booted a 27-yard field goal to end the first half.
 
·         Have scored 44 points off of 10 takeaways this season.
 
·         Led at halftime for the fifth time this season. Houston has led at intermission in every game this season.
 
TE OWEN DANIELS
·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 73 with a 14-yard catch on Houston’s opening drive.
 
·         Started the 82nd game of his career, moving him past Mario Williams for fourth place on the franchise’s all-time game started list.
 
·         Caught a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game, hauling in a 34-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub on Houston’s opening drive, tying his career-long streak. He previously caught touchdowns in consecutive games from 9/18/11 – 10/2/11.
 
RB ARIAN FOSTER
·         Surpassed 3,500 career rushing yards on a 46-yard gain in the first quarter. Foster entered the game with 3,477 career yards. The 46-yard gain was his longest of the season and the third-longest of his career.
 
·         Scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season when he found the end zone from 13 yards in the second quarter. Foster tied a franchise record by scoring a touchdown in seven consecutive regular-season games. Domanick Davis scored in seven straight games from 11/21/04 – 1/2/05. Counting the playoffs, Foster has scored in eight straight games.
 
·         Rushed for 100 yards in the first half. That was the most before halftime in his career. Foster rushed for 99 yards in the first half twice, vs. San Diego on 11/7/10 and vs. Jacksonville on 1/2/11.
 
·         Recorded his 19th career 100-yard game and his third of the season.
 
CB BRICE MCCAIN
·         Intercepted his first pass of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked off Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter. McCain returned the interception 86 yards, which was the third-longest return in franchise history.
 
WR DEVIER POSEY
·         Recorded his first offensive touch when he carried an end-around for a 3-yard loss in the first quarter.
 
OLB BROOKS REED
·         Registered his second sack of the season when he dropped Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter.
 
·         Forced a fumble for the first time in his career when he stripped Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter.
 
QB MATT SCHAUB
·         Threw his 100th touchdown pass as a Texan when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 34-yard score on Houston’s opening drive.
 
WR KEVIN WALTER
·         Surpassed 4,000 career receiving yards with his first catch of the game, a gain of 9 yards. Walter entered the game with 3,992 career yards.
 
MISCELLANEOUS STATS
·         Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, SS Quintin Demps, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, WR Lestar Jean and RB Ben Tate.
 
·         Captains for the Texans were ILB Brian Cushing, WR Andre Johnson, QB Matt Schaub and DE Antonio Smith.
 
·         The Jets won the toss and elected to defer their option to the second half. Houston received the opening kickoff.

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