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Third-quarter notes: Patriots 28, Texans 7

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 10, 2012 – 10:07 pm

FOXBORO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the third quarter at Gillette Stadium, where the Texans trail 28-7:

THE TEXANS

·         Trailed after three quarters for the third time this season. Houston is 1-1 this season when trailing going into the final period.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught a 30-yard pass in the third quarter, matching his long for the season. He also had a 30-yard catch in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8), also on Monday Night Football.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Established a season high with 39 receiving yards in the game, bettering his previous high of 37 yards from Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16).

·         Scored his 14th rushing touchdown of the season and his 16th touchdown overall on a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Surpassed 1,200 receiving yards in a season for the fourth time in his career, topping the milestone on his seventh catch, a gain of 5 yards in the third quarter. Johnson entered the game with 1,114 yards on the year. He also tied Gary Clark for 29th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list with 10,856 career yards with that catch

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Sacked New England QB Tom Brady for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter. The sack gave him 6.0 on the season, tying the franchise rookie sack record set by OLB Brooks Reed in 2011.


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