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By the numbers: Top-10 Texans in 2012

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 1, 2013 – 10:23 am

J.J. WattOn Monday, we looked at where the Texans ranked statistically as a team in the 2012 regular season. Here’s a look at individual Texans players who ranked in the top 10 of the NFL in various categories:

QB Matt Schaub
6th in completion percentage (64.3)
10th in passing yards/attempt (7.37)
9th in passer rating (90.7)

RB Arian Foster
1st in rushing attempts (351)
6th in rushing yards (1,424)
1st in rushing TDs (15)
8th in yards from scrimmage (1,641)
1st in scrimmage touchdowns (17)

WR Andre Johnson
4th in receptions (112)
2nd in receiving yards (1,598)

DE J.J. Watt
1st in sacks (20.5)
T-10th in passes defensed (16)
1st in stuffs (tackles for loss on running plays) (23.5)
T-9th in forced fumbles (4)

ILB Tim Dobbins (missed 2 games, hamstring/shoulder injuries)

T-1st in opponent fumble recoveries (4)

CB Kareem Jackson, CB Johnathan Joseph, FS Danieal Manning
T-10th in INTs returned for touchdown (1)

K Shayne Graham
T-5th in field goals made (31)
5th in points, kickers (138)

P Donnie Jones
10th in punting average (47.2)
T-10th in punts inside 20 (28)

WR Keshawn Martin
5th in punt return average (12.1)

OLB Bryan Braman (missed 2 games, hamstring injury)
T-7th in special teams tackles (16)
4th in solo special teams tackles (14)


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Postgame notes: Colts 28, Texans 16

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 30, 2012 – 5:03 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from Week 17 at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Texans lost to the Indianapolis Colts 28-16:

THE TEXANS

·         Limited the Colts to 265 yards of total offense in the game. It was the seventh time this season that Houston’s defense has held an opponent to less than 300 yards of total offense.

 

·         Tied the franchise record for touchdowns in a season when they scored their 46th of the year on RB Arian Foster’s 13-yard run in the third quarter.

 

·         Outrushed Indianapolis, 102-81. Houston fell to 11-1 this season and 48-17 under Head Coach Gary Kubiak when outrushing its opponents.

 

·         Trailed at the end of the first quarter for the sixth time this season and trailed at halftime and after three quarters for the fifth time in each instance. Houston fell to 2-4 this season when trailing after the opening period and 1-4 when trailing at halftime and after three quarters.

 

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

·         Challenged a play in the first quarter, arguing that the Indianapolis defense had 12 players on the field. Kubiak lost the challenge, dropping his record on coaches’ challenges to 1-2 on the season and 13-29 for his career.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 83 with a 6-yard catch in the first quarter. The catch gave him 60 receptions for the third time in his career and the first time since 2008.

 

·         Surpassed 700 receiving yards for the third time in his career and the first time since 2008, doing so on his second catch of the game, a gain of 6 yards in the second quarter. He entered the game needing 11 yards to reach the milestone.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored the 50th touchdown of his career when he found the end zone on a 13-yard run in the third quarter. The touchdown also pushed his point total to 102 for the season, giving him his second career 100-point season. He scored a career-high 108 points in 2010.

 

·         Reeled off a 39-yard gain in the third quarter, which was his second-longest run of the season. Foster had a 46-yard run in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).

 

·         Recorded his 1,000th career rushing attempt on his sixth carry of the game, a loss of 3 yards in the second quarter.

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Set the franchise single-season scoring record with his third field goal of the game, which gave him 138 on the year. The previous high was 135 points by K Neil Rackers in 2011.

 

·         Tied his season long with a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was Graham’s fourth field goal of 50 yards or longer this season, which is a career single-season high. He had three 50+ yard field goals in 2004 for Cincinnati.

 

·         Booted a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter which raised his season point total to a career-high 134. His previous high was 131 points in 2005 for Cincinnati.

 

CB KAREEM JACKSON

·         Led the team with eight tackles, including six solo stops, and had one pass defensed. The eight tackles were one shy of his career high of nine set in Week 3 at Denver (9/23).

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Set a career high in receiving yardage. Johnson finished the season with 1,598 yards, topping his previous high of 1,575 yards in 2008. His 112 catches were the second-most in his career, trailing only his total of 115 from 2008.

 

·         His 1,598 receiving yards were the fourth-most by a player over the age of 30 in NFL history.

 

Player                   Year         Age          Yards

Jerry Rice              1994         33             1,848

Marvin Harrison      2002         30             1,722

Jimmy Smith         1999         30             1,636

Andre Johnson     2012         31             1,598

 

·         Surpassed 1,500 receiving yards for the third time in his career, joining Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (4) and Marvin Harrison (3) as the only players in NFL history to surpass the 1,500-yard mark three or more times. Johnson topped the milestone on a 39-yard catch in the second quarter.

 

Player                                      1,500-Yard Seasons

Jerry Rice                                                              4

Andre Johnson                                                     3

Marvin Harrison                                                     3

 

·         Joined Marvin Harrison as the only players in NFL history to record three seasons with more than 100 receptions and 1,500 receiving yards. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is the only other player with multiple 100-1,500 seasons in his career.

 

Player                                      1,500-Yard Seasons

Andre Johnson                             2008, 2009, 2012

Marvin Harrison                              1999, 2001, 2002

Jerry Rice                                               1990, 1995

 

·         Recorded his 17th career game with 10 or more receptions and 100 or more yards, which is the most in NFL history. Johnson entered the day tied with New England WR Wes Welker, who plays later today, with 16 such games.

 

Player                    Career GP  10-100 Gms       Pct

Andre Johnson      138             17                12.32%

Wes Welker*           139             16                11.51%

Jerry Rice               303             15                 4.95%

Brandon Marshall    107             14                13.08%

Marvin Harrison       190             14                 7.37%

Tim Brown               255             13                 5.10%

* Welker plays later this afternoon.

 

·         Surpassed 100 receiving yards on his 10th catch of the game, a pickup of 14 yards in the third quarter. It was his NFL-record 18th game with double-digit receptions; it was also his 44th career 100-yard game and his sixth this season.

 

·         Passed WR Keyshawn Johnson (814), WR Henry Ellard (814) and Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe (815) for 22nd on the NFL’s all-time receptions list. He now has 818 career catches.

 

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 98 with a 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Returned a kickoff for the first time this season, picking up 18 yards on the return.

 

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Surpassed 4,000 passing yards in a season for the third time in his career. He entered the game needing 267 yards to reach the milestone and topped it with an 18-yard completion to RB Arian Foster in the fourth quarter. Schaub finished the season with 4,008 yards.

 

DE ANTONIO SMITH

·         Established a career high for sacks with 7.0 when he sacked Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck for a loss of 7 yards in the second quarter. Smith’s previous high was 6.5 sacks in 2011.

 

DE J.J. WATT

·         Batted down his 16th pass of the season when he swatted away a throw in the second quarter.

 

·         Registered four solo tackles, all of which were behind the line of scrimmage, and had one quarterback hit on an incomplete pass. When combined with his pass defensed, he finished the game with six plays for no gain or negative yardage, giving him 95 such plays on the season.

 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, OLB Brooks Reed, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

 

·         Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

 

·         The Colts won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.


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Third-quarter notes: Colts 21, Texans 16

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 30, 2012 – 2:35 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Texans trail the Indianapolis Colts 21-16:

DE J.J. WATT

·         Remained two sacks shy of Michael Strahan’s single-season NFL sack record (22.5) set in 2001. Watt entered the game with 20.5 sacks.

THE TEXANS

·         Trailed after three quarters for the fifth time this season. Houston is 1-3 this season when trailing going into the fourth quarter.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored the 50th touchdown of his career when he found the end zone on a 13-yard run in the third quarter. The touchdown also pushed his point total to 102 for the season, giving him his second career 100-point season. He scored a career-high 108 points in 2010.

 

·         Reeled off a 39-yard gain in the third quarter, which was his second-longest run of the season. Foster had a 46-yard run in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Set the franchise single-season scoring record with his third field goal of the game, which gave him 138 on the year. The previous high was 135 points by K Neil Rackers in 2011.

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Set a career high in receiving yardage. With one quarter remaining in the game, he has 1,590 yards, topping his previous high of 1,575 yards in 2008.

 

·         Surpassed 100 receiving yards on his 10th catch of the game, a pickup of 14 yards in the third quarter. It was his NFL-record 18th game with double-digit reception; and his 44th career 100-yard game and his sixth this season.

 

·         Recorded his 17th career game with 10 or more receptions and 100 or more yards, which is the most in NFL history. Johnson entered the day tied with New England WR Wes Welker, who plays later today, with 16 such games.


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Second-quarter notes: Colts 14, Texans 6

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 30, 2012 – 1:52 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Texans trail the Indianapolis Colts 14-6:

DE J.J. WATT

·         Remained two sacks shy of Michael Strahan’s single-season NFL sack record (22.5) set in 2001. Watt entered the game with 20.5 sacks.

THE TEXANS

·         Trailed at halftime for the second week in a row and the fifth time this season. Houston is 1-3 this season when trailing at intermission.

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Booted a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter which raised his season point total to a career-high 134. His previous high was 131 points in 2005 for Cincinnati.

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Surpassed 1,500 receiving yards for the third time in his career, joining Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (4) and Marvin Harrison (3) as the only players in NFL history to surpass the 1,500-yard mark three or more times. Johnson topped the milestone on a 39-yard catch in the second quarter.

 

·         Joined Marvin Harrison (1999, 2001, 2002) as the only players in NFL history to record three seasons with more than 100 receptions and 1,500 receiving yards.

 

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Returned a kickoff for the first time this season, picking up 18 yards on the return.


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First-quarter notes: Colts 7, Texans 3

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 30, 2012 – 12:42 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Texans trail the Indianapolis Colts 7-3:

DE J.J. WATT

·         Remained two sacks shy of Michael Strahan’s single-season NFL sack record (22.5) set in 2001. Watt entered the game with 20.5 sacks.

THE TEXANS  

·         Trailed at the end of the first quarter for the second consecutive game and the sixth time this season. Houston is 2-3 this season when trailing after the opening period.

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

·         Challenged a play in the first quarter, arguing that the Indianapolis defense had 12 players on the field. Kubiak lost the challenge, dropping his record on coaches’ challenges to 1-2 on the season and 13-29 for his career.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 83 with a 6-yard catch in the first quarter.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Tied his season long with a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was Graham’s fourth field goal of 50 yards or longer this season, which is a career single-season high. He had three 50+ yard field goals in 2004 for Cincinnati.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 98 with a 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, OLB Brooks Reed, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

·         Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

·         The Colts won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.


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By the numbers: Top-10 Texans through Week 16

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 29, 2012 – 4:10 pm

J.J. WattEarlier today, we looked at where the Texans rank statistically as a team through Week 16. Here’s a look at individual Texans players who rank in the top 10 of the NFL in various categories:

QB Matt Schaub
7th in completion percentage (64.2)

RB Arian Foster
1st in rushing attempts (335)
5th in rushing yards (1,328)
1st in rushing TDs (14)
8th in yards from scrimmage (1,522)
1st in scrimmage touchdowns (16)

WR Andre Johnson
6th in receptions (100)
3rd in receiving yards (1,457)

DE J.J. Watt
1st in sacks (20.5)
1st in stuffs (tackles for loss on running plays) (19.5)
T-9th in forced fumbles (4)

ILB Tim Dobbins (missed 2 games, hamstring/shoulder injuries)
T-1st in opponent fumble recoveries (4)

CB Kareem Jackson
T-10th in interceptions (4)
T-9th in INTs returned for touchdown (1)

CB Johnathan Joseph, FS Danieal Manning
T-9th in INTs return for touchdown (1)

K Shayne Graham
T-8th in field goals made (28)
T-4th in points, kickers (128)

P Donnie Jones
T-10th in punts inside 20 (28)

WR Keshawn Martin
7th in punt return average (11.6)

CB Alan Ball (missed 4 games, foot injury)
T-10th in special teams tackles (13)
T-7th in solo special teams tackles (11)

OLB Bryan Braman (missed 2 games, hamstring injury)
T-8th in special teams tackles (15)
4th in solo special teams tackles (14)


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Postgame notes: Vikings 23, Texans 6

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 23, 2012 – 5:05 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from Week 16 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lost to the  Minnesota Vikings 23-6:

THE TEXANS

·         Raised $34,400 at the team’s gameday silent auction. The team announced on Friday that it would donate the proceeds from the auction to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Texans owner Bob McNair pledged to match the amount raised at the auction, meaning that he and his team will donate $68,800 to the fund.

 

·         Fell to 6-2 at home this season, which is tied for the best mark at Reliant Stadium in team history. Houston also went 6-2 at home in 2007 and 2008.

 

·         Reached the 400-point mark for the season, marking the first time in team history that Houston has scored 400 or more points in a season.

 

·         Tied a franchise single-season record by recovering their 13th fumble of the season. It was the 29th takeaway overall this season for Houston, which is one shy of the team record of 30 set in 2004.

 

·         Scored on their opening possession for the seventh time this season and the second game in a row. Houston fell to 6-1 this year when scoring on the first possession of the game.

 

·         Scored first for the ninth time this season. Houston fell to 8-1 this year when scoring first.

 

·         Trailed after the first quarter, at halftime and after three quarters. It was the fifth time this year that Houston trailed after one period and the fourth time the team trailed at halftime and after three quarters.

 

·         Lost the time of possession battle for the third time this season and had fewer than 30:00 of possession for the second time this year. Houston held the ball for 35:38 in an overtime game in Week 12 at Detroit (11/22) but lost the time of possession.

 

·         Finished with a negative turnover margin for the fourth time this season and fell to 2-2 in those games.

 

·         Failed to score a touchdown for the first time in 106 games. The last game in which the Texans did not reach the end zone was a 35-6 loss at Dallas on 10/15/06.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 82 with a 6-yard catch on the final play of the first quarter.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Set a career high with his 328th rushing attempt of the season. He set the mark on his fourth carry of the game, a gain of 8 yards in the first quarter. With 10 carries today, Foster has 335 rushing attempts on the season.

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Tied his season long with a 51-yard field goal to cap Houston’s opening possession. The field goal was Graham’s 12th career kick of 50 yards or longer. He is

 

·         Scored six points in the game, raising his season total to 128 points. That is the second-highest point total in Texans history and is also the second-highest point total in his career.  K Neil Rackers holds the team record with 135 points in 2011, and Graham’s career-high is 131 points in 2005 with Cincinnati.

 

 

 

ILB BRADIE JAMES

·         Recovered a fumble in the third quarter. It was his second fumble recovery of the season and the 14th of his career.

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Became the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 800 career receptions, doing so in his 137th career game. He reached the milestone with his first catch of the game, a 5-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

Player                       Games to 800           Career Total

Marvin Harrison                          131                      1,102

ANDRE JOHNSON                     137                         806

Torry Holt                                  142                         920

Jimmy Smith                              149                         862

Jerry Rice                                  152                      1,549

 

·         Caught his 100th pass of the season, becoming the fifth player in NFL history to catch 100 or more passes in four seasons. He reached the century mark on his seventh catch of the game, a gain of 14 yards in the third quarter.

 

Player                                             100-Catch Seasons

Wes Welker                                                                 5

ANDRE JOHNSON                                                      4

Jerry Rice                                                                    4

Marvin Harrison                                                           4

Brandon Marshall                                                         4

Reggie Wayne                                                             4

 

·         Surpassed 1,400 receiving yards for the season on a 17-yard catch in the first quarter. He became the 10th player in NFL history to top 1,400 yards in a season after the age of 30. Johnson now has 1,457 receiving yards on the season.

 

Player                          Year           Age              Yards

Jerry Rice                     1994              33                1,848

Marvin Harrison             2002              30                1,722

Jimmy Smith                 1999              30                1,636

Wes Welker                   2011              30                1,569

Jerry Rice                     1993              31                1,503

Jerry Rice                     1994              32                1,499

Randy Moss                 2007              30                1,493

Stanley Morgan             1986              31                1,491

Brett Perriman*              1995              30                1,488

ANDRE JOHNSON        2012              31                1,457

Don Maynard                1967              32                1,434

Tim Brown                     1997              31                1,408

Muhsin Muhammad       2004              31                1,405

* Turned 30 on Oct. 10, 1995

 

·         Passed WR Chad Johnson (11,059) for 27th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list, doing so on a 17-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 97 with a 5-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

SS EDDIE PLEASANT

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field for the opening kickoff. Pleasant was signed from the Texans practice squad on Friday. Pleasant made a tackle on the opening kickoff of the second half.

 

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Led the team with a season-high 10 tackles, including nine solos, and had three tackles for loss.

 

DE J.J. WATT

·         Became the ninth player in NFL history to record 20 or more sacks in a season when he sacked Minnesota QB Christian Ponder for a loss of 3 yards in the third quarter. The sack gave him 20.5 on the season.

 

Player                          Year, Team          G         Sacks

Michael Strahan*           2001 NYG            16            22.5

Jared Allen                    2011 Min             16            22.0

Mark Gastineau             1984 NYJ            16            22.0

Chris Doleman              1989 Min             16            21.0

Reggie White*               1987 Phi              12            21.0

J.J. WATT                    2012 HOU            15            20.5

Lawrence Taylor^*          1986 NYG            16            20.5

Derrick Thomas             1990 KC              15            20.0

DeMarcus Ware             2008 Dal              16            20.0

^ Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player

* Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year

 

·         Forced a fumble in his fourth consecutive game. It was his fourth of the season, tying a franchise single-season record.

 

·         Has now been responsible, in one way or another, for nine of Houston’s 29 takeaways (31.0 percent) on the season. He has forced four fumbles, three of which were recovered by the Texans, has recovered two fumbles and has deflected four passes that resulted in Texans interceptions.

 

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, SS Quintin Demps, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

 

·         Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

 

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

 

·         Sold out their 111th consecutive home game with a crowd of 71,688. Houston has sold out every home game, including preseason, regular season and postseason contests, in team history.


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Third-quarter notes: Vikings 16, Texans 6

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 23, 2012 – 2:35 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the third quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans trail the  Minnesota Vikings 16-6:

THE TEXANS

·         Raised $34,400 at the team’s gameday silent auction. The team announced on Friday that it would donate the proceeds from the auction to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Texans owner Bob McNair pledged to match the amount raised at the auction, meaning that he and his team will donate $68,800 to the fund.

 

·         Tied a franchise single-season record by recovering their 13th fumble of the season. It was the 29th takeaway overall this season for Houston, which is one shy of the team record of 30 set in 2004.

 

·         Trailed at the end of the third quarter for the fourth time this season. Houston is 1-2 this season when trailing going into the fourth quarter.

 

ILB BRADIE JAMES

·         Recovered a fumble in the third quarter. It was his second fumble recovery of the season and the 14th of his career.

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Caught his 100th pass of the season, becoming the fifth player in NFL history to catch 100 or more passes in four seasons. He reached the century mark on his seventh catch of the game, a gain of 14 yards in the third quarter.

 

DE J.J. WATT

·         Became the ninth player in NFL history to record 20 or more sacks in a season when he sacked Minnesota QB Christian Ponder for a loss of 3 yards in the third quarter. The sack gave him 20.5 on the season.

 

·         Forced a fumble in his fourth consecutive game. It was his fourth of the season, tying a franchise single-season record.


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First-quarter notes: Vikings 7, Texans 3

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 23, 2012 – 12:55 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the first quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans trail the  Minnesota Vikings 7-3:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored on their opening possession for the seventh time this season and the second game in a row. Houston is 6-0 this year when scoring on the first possession of the game.

 

·         Scored first for the ninth time this season. Houston is 8-0 this year when scoring first.

 

·         Trailed after one quarter for the fifth time this year. Houston is 2-2 this season when trailing after the opening period.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 82 with a 6-yard catch on the final play of the first quarter.

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Tied his season long with a 51-yard field goal to cap Houston’s opening possession. The field goal was Graham’s 12th career kick of 50 yards or longer.

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Became the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 800 career receptions, doing so in his 137th career game. He reached the milestone with his first catch of the game, a 5-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 97 with a 5-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

·         Surpassed 1,400 receiving yards for the season on a 17-yard catch in the first quarter. He became the 10th player in NFL history to top 1,400 yards in a season after the age of 30.

 

·         Passed WR Chad Johnson (11,059) for 27th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list, doing so on a 17-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

SS EDDIE PLEASANT

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field for the opening kickoff. Pleasant was signed from the Texans practice squad on Friday.

 

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, SS Quintin Demps, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

 

·         Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

 

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.


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By the numbers: Top-10 Texans through Week 15

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 20, 2012 – 12:51 pm

J.J. WattEarlier today, we looked at where the Texans rank statistically as a team through Week 15. Here’s a look at individual Texans players who rank in the top 10 of the NFL in various categories:

QB Matt Schaub
9th in passer rating (93.8)
T-8th in passing TDs (22)
7th in completion percentage (64.7)

RB Arian Foster
1st in rushing attempts (325)
4th in rushing yards (1,313)
1st in rushing TDs (14)
5th in yards from scrimmage (1,493)
1st in scrimmage touchdowns (16)

WR Andre Johnson
6th in receptions (93)
3rd in receiving yards (1,360)

DE J.J. Watt
T-1st in sacks (19.5)
1st in stuffs (tackles for loss on running plays) (17.5)
T-9th in passes defensed (15)

ILB Tim Dobbins (missed 2 games, hamstring/shoulder injuries)
T-1st in opponent fumble recoveries (4)

CB Kareem Jackson
T-9th in interceptions (4)
T-8th in INTs returned for touchdown (1)

CB Johnathan Joseph, FS Danieal Manning
T-8th in INTs return for touchdown (1)

K Shayne Graham
T-7th in field goals made (26)
4th in points, kickers (122)

P Donnie Jones
T-10th in punts inside 20 (26)

WR Keshawn Martin
T-5th in punt return average (12.0)

CB Alan Ball (missed 3 games, foot injury)
T-8th in special teams tackles (13)
T-7th in solo special teams tackles (11)

OLB Bryan Braman (missed 2 games, hamstring injury)
T-8th in special teams tackles (13)
%4th in solo special teams tackles (12)


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