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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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Texans-Patriots Week 14 Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 7, 2012 – 6:03 pm

Johnathan JosephThe Friday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in Week 14:

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
OLB Bryan Braman (Neck), G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), DE Jared Crick (Neck), TE Owen Daniels (Back), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), OLB Whitney Mercilus (Hip), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Toe), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DT Ron Brace (Elbow), S Patrick Chung (Shoulder/Hamstring), G Dan Connolly (Back), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), DT Kyle Love (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer (Back/Knee), WR Wes Welker (Ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow)


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Texans-Patriots Week 14 Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 6, 2012 – 6:33 pm

Johnathan JosephThe Thursday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in Week 14:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
DE Jared Crick (Neck), TE Owen Daniels (Back), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), OLB Whitney Mercilus (Hip), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DT Ron Brace (Elbow), S Patrick Chung (Shoulder/Hamstring), G Dan Connolly (Back), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), DT Kyle Love (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer (Back/Knee), WR Wes Welker (Ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow)


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Texans-Titans inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 10:39 am

NASHVILLE — Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
22 CB Alan Ball
24 CB Johnathan Joseph
53 ILB Bradie James
58 OLB Brooks Reed
62 G Antoine Caldwell
75 T Derek Newton
67 G Cody White

Texans starting lineup changes
Ryan Harris will start at right tackle for Derek Newton. Barrett Ruud will start at inside linebacker for Bradie James. Whitney Mercilus will start at outside linebacker for Brooks Reed.Brice McCain will start at cornerback for Johnathan Joseph. 

Titans inactives
11 QB Rusty Smith
23 RB Jamie Harper
29 CB Ryan Mouton
52 LB Colin McCarthy
68 T Byron Stingily
87 TE Lavelle Hawkins
96 DT DaJohn Harris

Titans starting lineup changes
Tim Shaw will start at middle linebacker for Colin McCarthy.


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Texans-Titans Week 13 Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 30, 2012 – 4:17 pm

186josephJAC11The Friday (final) injury report for the Texans and Tennessee Titans, who play at LP Field in Nashville in Week 13 (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

OUT
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring/DNP), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring/DNP), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin/DNP), T Derek Newton (Knee/DNP), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin/DNP)

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
CB Alan Ball (Foot/DNP)

PROBABLE
FB Tyler Clutts (Hip/Full), NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back/Full), DE Jared Crick (Neck/Full), TE Owen Daniels (Back/Full), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder/Limited), RB Justin Forsett (Knee/Full), RB Arian Foster (Finger/Full), WR Lestar Jean (Knee/Full), WR Andre Johnson (Groin/Full), CB Brice McCain (Knee/Ribs/Full), C Chris Myers (Elbow/Full), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot/Full), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring/Full), S Glover Quin (Shoulder/Full), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Knee/Hip/Back/Full), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle/Full), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs/Limited), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring/Full), WR Kevin Walter (Shoulder/Full), DE J.J. Watt (Illness/Full), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow/Full)

*RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice for rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

OUT
LB Colin McCarthy (Concussion/DNP)

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
S Al Afalava (Ankle/Full), LB Patrick Bailey (Ribs/Full), RB Jamie Harper (Ankle/DNP), WR Lavelle Hawkins (Ankle/Full), DE Derrick Morgan (Knee/DNP), WR Damian Williams (Hamstring/Limited)

PROBABLE
LB Xavier Adibi (Knee/Full), WR Kenny Britt (Knee/Full), QB Jake Locker (L. Shoulder/Full), TE Craig Stevens (Hamstring/Full)


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Texans-Titans Week 13 Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 29, 2012 – 5:43 pm

The Thursday injury report for the Texans and Tennessee Titans, who play at LP Field in Nashville in Week 13 (bold indicates change in plyer’s status from revious day:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), TE Owen Daniels (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), WR Andre Johnson (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), FB Tyler Clutts (Hip), DE Jared Crick (Neck), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), RB Arian Foster (Finger), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), CB Brice McCain (Knee/Ribs), C Chris Myers (Elbow), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Knee/Hip/Back), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (Shoulder), DE J.J. Watt (Illness), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

*RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice for rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
RB Jamie Harper (Ankle), G Steve Hutchinson (Non-Injury), LB Colin McCarthy (Concussion), WR Damian Williams (Hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
LB Patrick Bailey (Ribs), DE Derrick Morgan (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Xavier Adibi (Knee), S Al Afalava (Ankle), WR Kenny Britt (Knee), WR Lavelle Hawkins (Ankle), QB Jake Locker (L. Shoulder), TE Craig Stevens (Hamstring)


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Texans-Titans Week 13 Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 28, 2012 – 4:28 pm

The Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Tennessee Titans, who play at LP Field in Nashville in Week 13:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), DE J.J. Watt (Illness)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), TE Owen Daniels (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), RB Arian Foster (Non-Injury)*, WR Andre Johnson (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
FB Tyler Clutts (Hip), DE Jared Crick (Neck), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), CB Brice McCain (Knee/Ribs), C Chris Myers (Elbow), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Knee/Hip), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (Shoulder), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

*RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice for rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Patrick Bailey (Ribs), LB Colin McCarthy (Concussion), DE Derrick Morgan (Knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
RB Jamie Harper (Ankle), WR Damian Williams (Hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Xavier Adibi (Knee), S Al Afalava (Ankle), WR Kenny Britt (Knee), WR Lavelle Hawkins (Ankle), QB Jake Locker (L. Shoulder), TE Craig Stevens (Hamstring)


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Postgame notes: Texans 13, Bears 6

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 12, 2012 – 1:18 am

CHICAGO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 13-6 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 10 at Soldier Field.

THE WIN

·         Improved the Texans’ record to 8-1 on the season, giving the team its best record through nine games in team history.

·         Kept the Texans undefeated against the Bears, improving Houston’s all-time mark to 3-0 against Chicago.

·         Was the fourth consecutive road victory for the Texans, matching a franchise record. Houston previously won four consecutive road games from 12/20/09-10/3/10 and also from 10/23/11-12/11/11.

·         Improved Houston’s all-time record in prime time to 5-8 and improved the team’s record on Sunday Night Football to 2-4.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Won the time of possession battle for the ninth time this season, holding the ball for 31:09. Houston improved to 46-19 under head coach Gary Kubiak when possessing the ball more than 30 minutes.

·         Outrushed the Bears, 127-115. The Texans improved to 7-0 this season and 44-15 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

·         Ran the ball 35 times in the game and improved to 40-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.

·         Helped the team post a positive turnover margin for the seventh time this season, with two giveaways and four takeaways for a plus-two margin. Houston is 7-0 this season when winning the turnover battle.

·         Scored a field goal following a fumble recovery in the first quarter. It was Houston’s 15th takeaway of the season and the 11th time the team scored following a takeaway. Houston has scored 57 points off of its 17 takeaways this season.

·         Opened the scoring for the fifth game this season when K Shayne Graham connected on a 20-yard field goal in the first quarter.

·         Led at the end of the first quarter for the sixth time this season, and at halftime and after three quarters for the eighth time this year.

·         Gained a season-low 215 yards of net offense. The 215 net yards were tied for the sixth-fewest in a victory in franchise history. Houston also gained 215 yards in wins at Jacksonville on 11/27/11.

·         Scored a season-low 13 points. The 13 points were tied for the second-fewest scored in a victory in franchise history. Houston scored 12 points in a win over Buffalo in 2003 (12-10, 11/16/03) and has scored 13 points in victories twice before, most recently on 12/14/08 vs. Tennessee, a 13-12 win.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Held Chicago to six points in the game. That point total was tied for the fourth-fewest points allowed in a game in team history. Houston has held its opponent to six points on six previous occasions, most recently on 10/4/09 vs. Oakland.

·         Held an opponent to fewer than 20 points for the seventh time this season and the 17th time over the last two years. Houston improved to 16-1 in those games over the last two years and 39-2 under Kubiak when allowing fewer than 20 points.

·         Limited Chicago’s offense to eight first downs in the game, which is tied for the second-fewest first downs allowed in a game in team history. Houston also allowed eight first downs vs. Oakland on 10/4/09. The franchise record is six allowed at Jacksonville on 12/26/04.

·         Held Chicago to 2-of-13 on third-down attempts in the game, for a 15 percent conversion rate. It was the fourth game this season in which Houston held its opponent to 20 percent or less on third-down conversions.

·         Forced three turnovers in the first quarter, which is the most in team history in the opening period. The Texans have previously forced two turnovers in the first quarter seven times, most recently on 9/11/11 vs. Indianapolis.

·         Forced three turnovers in a single quarter for the third time in team history and the second time this season. Houston forced four turnovers in the second quarter of the season opener vs. Miami (9/9) and forced three turnovers in the fourth quarter at Oakland on 12/3/06.

·         Forced four turnovers (two interceptions, two fumble recoveries) in the first half, to tie a franchise record for turnovers forced in the first half of a game. The Texans also forced four turnovers in the first half against Miami in the 2012 season opener on 9/9/12.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Recovered his first fumble of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked up a fumble on the first play of the game. He returned the fumble 28 yards.

RB JUSTIN FORSETT

·         Turned in his longest run of the season when he picked up 25 yards on a second-quarter carry. It was Forsett’s longest run since 2010 with Seattle.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored a touchdown in his 11th consecutive regular-season game when he caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Schaub in the second quarter. The touchdown catch was his second of the season and the sixth of his career.

·         Topped 100 rushing yards for the second consecutive game and the fifth time this season. Foster has run for 100 or more yards 21 times in his career. He finished the game with 102 yards on 29 carries.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Connected on field goals of 20 and 42 yards. It was his fifth game this season with multiple made field goals.

ILB BRADIE JAMES

·         Recovered a fumble in the first quarter. It was his first fumble recovery as a Texan and the 13th of his career.

CB KAREEM JACKSON

·         Intercepted his fourth pass of the season in the second quarter. It was the seventh interception of his career. Jackson is now tied for fourth with Jason Allen (2010-11) on the franchise’s all-time interception list.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 91 with an 11-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Caught the 750th pass of his career when he hauled in an 8-yard pass in the second quarter. Johnson entered the game with 748 career receptions.

·         Passed Hall of Fame WRs Michael Irvin and Charlie Joiner with his 751st career reception, his third catch of the game.

P DONNIE JONES

·         Boomed a 59-yard punt in the third quarter. He has now had at least one punt of 55 yards or longer in four consecutive games and in eight out of nine games this season.

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Forced a fumble on the first defensive play of the game. It was his first forced fumble of the season, his first as a Texan and the seventh of his career.

·         Tied his career high with his second interception of the season when he picked off Chicago QB Jay Cutler in the first quarter. It was his 11th career interception. Manning also had two interceptions in 2006, 2007 and 2011.

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Forced a fumble in the first quarter. It was his second forced fumble of the season and the second of his career. He also forced a fumble in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Won his 40th game as the Texans’ starting quarterback. He improved his record to 40-33 under center for Houston.

·         Tossed his 13th touchdown pass of the season when he hit RB Arian Foster for a 3-yard score in the second quarter.

LG WADE SMITH

·         Started the 75th game of his career.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, NT Shaun Cody, TE Owen Daniels, SSTroy Nolan, RB Ben Tate 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 and Johnson went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

·         The Bears won the toss and elected to defer their option until the second half.


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Halftime notes: Texans 10, Bears 3

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 11, 2012 – 9:11 pm

CHICAGO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from halftime at Soldier Field, where the Texans lead the Chicago Bears 10-3:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored a field goal following a fumble recovery in the first quarter. It was Houston’s 15th takeaway of the season and the 11th time the team scored following a takeaway. Houston has scored 57 points off of its 17 takeaways this season.

·         Opened the scoring for the fifth game this season when K Shayne Graham connected on a 20-yard field goal in the first quarter.

·         Led at the end of the first quarter for the sixth time this season.

·         Forced three turnovers in the first quarter, which is the most in team history in the opening period. The Texans have previously forced two turnovers in the first quarter seven times, most recently on 9/11/11 vs. Indianapolis.

·         Forced three turnovers in quarter for the third time in team history and the second time this season. Houston forced four turnovers in the second quarter of the season opener vs. Miami (9/9) and forced three turnovers in the fourth quarter at Oakland on 12/3/06.

·         Forced four turnovers (two interceptions, two fumble recoveries) in the first half, to tie a franchise record for turnovers forced in the first half of a game. The Texans also forced four turnovers in the first half against Miami in the 2012 season opener on 9/9/12.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Recovered his first fumble of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked up a fumble on the first play of the game. He returned the fumble 28 yards.

RB JUSTIN FORSETT

·         Turned in his longest run of the season when he picked up 25 yards on a second-quarter carry. It was Forsett’s longest run since 2010 with Seattle.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored a touchdown in his 11th consecutive regular-season game when he caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Schaub in the second quarter. The touchdown catch was his second of the season and the sixth of his career.

ILB BRADIE JAMES

·         Recovered a fumble in the first quarter. It was his first fumble recovery as a Texan and the 13th of his career.

CB KAREEM JACKSON

·         Intercepted his fourth pass of the season in the second quarter. It was the seventh interception of his career. Jackson is now tied for fourth with Jason Allen (2010-11) on the franchise’s all-time interception list.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 91 with an 11-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Caught the 750th pass of his career when he hauled in an 8-yard pass in the second quarter. Johnson entered the game with 748 career receptions.

·         Passed Hall of Fame WRs Michael Irvin and Charlie Joiner with his 751st career reception, his third catch of the game.

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Forced a fumble on the first defensive play of the game. It was his first forced fumble of the season, his first as a Texan and the seventh of his career.

·         Tied his career high with his second interception of the season when he picked off Chicago QB Jay Cutler in the first quarter. It was his 11th career interception. Manning also had two interceptions in 2006, 2007 and 2011.

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Forced a fumble in the first quarter. It was his second forced fumble of the season and the second of his career. He also forced a fumble in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

LG WADE SMITH

·         Started the 75th game of his career.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, NT Shaun Cody, TE Owen Daniels, SSTroy Nolan, RB Ben Tate 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 and Johnson went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

·         The Bears won the toss and elected to defer their option until the second half.


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