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Third-quarter notes: Texans 23, Colts 17

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 16, 2012 – 2:45 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the third quarter in Week 15 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Indianapolis Colts 23-17:

THE TEXANS

·         Led after three quarters for the tenth time this season. Houston is 9-0 this season when leading going into the last quarter.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Became the third-fastest player in NFL history to surpass 11,000 career receiving yards, doing so in his 136th career game. He topped the milestone on a 16-yard catch on the last play of the third quarter.

FASTEST PLAYERS TO 11,000 RECEIVING YARDS

Player                      Career      Games to 11,000                  Career Yds

Jerry Rice                1984-04                              131                           22,895

Torry Holt               1999-09                              131                           13,382

Andre Johnson    2003-12                              136                        11,008*

Michael Irvin         1988-99                              137                           11,904

Randy Moss          1998-12                              141                           15,184

* As of 10:00 remaining in today’s game.

·         Joined New England WR Wes Welker as the only players in NFL history to have 16 career games with 10 or more catches and 100 or more yards.


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