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Texans-Ravens inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 21, 2012 – 9:43 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
27 SS Quintin Demps
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
72 DE David Hunter
79 G Brandon Brooks
97 ILB Barrett Ruud

Texans starting lineup changes
Ben Jones will start at right guard for Antoine Caldwell.

Ravens inactives
25 CB/RS Asa Jackson
34 RB Bobby Rainey
70 T Ramon Harewood
76 T Jah Reid
83 WR Deonte Thompson
86 TE Billy Bajema
96 NT Ma’ake Kemoeatu

Ravens starting lineup changes
Terrence Cody will start at nose tackle for Ma’ake Kemoeatu.


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Texans-Packers inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 14, 2012 – 5:08 pm

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
27 SS Quintin Demps
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
79 G Brandon Brooks
97 ILB Barrett Ruud

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Packers inactives
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
56 LB Terrell Manning
64 G Greg Vanroten
84 TE D.J. Williams
85 WR Greg Jennings
90 DT B.J. Raji

Packers starting lineup changes
James Jones will start at wide receiver for Greg Jennings. Ryan Pickett will start at defensive tackle for B.J. Raji. Jerel Worthy will start at defensive end for Pickett.


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Texans-Jets inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 8, 2012 – 5:22 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 5 game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 CT).

Texans inactives
18 WR Lestar Jean
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
27 SS Quintin Demps
44 RB Ben Tate
66 T Andrew Gardner
79 G Brandon Brooks

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Jets inactives
14 QB Greg McElroy
24 CB Darrelle Revis
38 FB John Conner
72 G Caleb Schlauderaff
81 TE Dustin Keller
84 WR Stephen Hill
91 NT Sione Po’uha

Jets starting lineup changes
Chaz Schillens will start at wide receiver for Stephen Hill. Jeff Cumberland will start at tight end for Dustin Keller. Lex Hilliard will start at fullback for John Conner. Kenrick Ellis will start at nose tackle for Sione Po’uha.


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Postgame notes: Texans 38, Titans 14

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 30, 2012 – 4:27 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the Texans’ Week 4 game against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium, which they won 38-14:

THE WIN
·         Gave Houston the first 4-0 start to a season in franchise history and the first 4-0 start by a Houston professional football team since the USFL Houston Gamblers started 5-0 in 1985.

·         Evened the Texans’ all-time record at Reliant Stadium at 41-41 and improved the Texans to 2-0 at home this season.

·         Improved Houston’s all-time record against Tennessee to 7-14 overall and 4-7 at home.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE
·         Scored on their opening drive for the second time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the first time this season.

·         Scored more than 30 points for the third time this season and the 24th time under Head Coach Gary Kubiak. Prior to Kubiak’s arrival, the Texans scored more than 30 points twice in 64 games.

·         Recorded the fifth-largest margin of victory in franchise history and the largest since a 28-point win at Tampa Bay on 11/13/11.

·         Scored 17 points off of three Tennessee turnovers in the game. For the season, Houston has scored 41 points off of nine takeaways.

·         Won the time of possession battle for the fourth time this season, holding the ball for 32:26. The Texans improved to 4-0 this season and 42-18 under Kubiak when controlling time of possession.

·         Ran the ball 31 times for 95 yards and improved to 36-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.

·         Scored first for the second time this season. Houston also opened the scoring in Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16).

·         Led after the first quarter for the third time this season, at halftime for the fourth time this season and after three quarters for the fourth time this season.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE
·         Scored their first defensive touchdown of the season and the first since 10/23/11 at Tennessee, when CB Brice McCain returned an interception 38 yards for a score. It was the 10th interception return for a score in Texans history.

·         Returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game for the second time in team history. The last time was on 12/8/02 at Pittsburgh when CB Aaron Glenn returned a pair of interceptions for scores.

·         Forced three turnovers while the Texans offense committed none, giving Houston a plus-3 turnover margin. It was the third game this season in which the Texans had a positive turnover margin; and the team improved to 3-0 this season and 30-7 under Head Coach Gary Kubiak in such games.

·         Limited Tennessee to 4-of-12 (33 percent) on third-down attempts. For the season, Houston is holding its opponents to 12-of-48 (25 percent) on third down.

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK
·         Coached in his 100th game with the Texans and improved his overall record as Texans head coach to 51-49.

·         Improved his record at Reliant Stadium to 31-19.

·         Improved his record against AFC South opponents to 16-22 overall and 11-8 at home.

·         Challenged a spot in the first quarter, arguing that WR Keshawn Martin made a first down on a play ruled short of the marker. The challenge was successful, giving the Texans a first down and improving Kubiak’s record to 1-1 this season and 13-28 in his career.

CB ALAN BALL
·         Forced a fumble on a Tennessee punt return in the second quarter. It was the second forced fumble of his career and his first since 9/12/10 at Washington as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

FB JAMES CASEY
·         Finished with season highs in receptions, with five, and receiving yards, with 36.

·         Caught his second career touchdown pass and his first of the season when he pulled in an 11-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub to cap Houston’s opening drive of the game. Casey’s previous touchdown catch came in Week 3 of 2011 on a 26-yard catch at New Orleans (9/25/11).

·         Topped 500 career receiving yards on his fourth catch of the game, a gain of 5 yards in the second quarter. Casey entered the game with 468 career receiving yards.

ILB BRIAN CUSHING
·         Led the team with 10 tackles, including seven solo stops. It was the second time this season that Cushing led the team in tackles.

TE OWEN DANIELS
·         Caught his second touchdown pass of the season and his second in as many games when he took a short pass and ran 28 yards for a score in the third quarter. It marked the eighth time in his career that Daniels has caught touchdowns in back-to-back games.

·         Led the team with six receptions for 72 yards, both game highs, and a touchdown. His six receptions tied his 2012 season high, which he also accomplished in Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16), and was the second time this year he led the team in receptions.

·         Caught a 7-yard pass in the second quarter, extending his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 72.

·         Started the 81st game of his career, moving him past Mario Williams into fourth on the franchise’s all-time games started list.

RB ARIAN FOSTER
·         Scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the 33rd of his career when he found the end zone from 4 yards away in the first quarter. The touchdown gives Foster at least one score, rushing or receiving, in six consecutive regular-season games, tying his career-long streak, which is the second-longest in team history. Foster has scored in eight straight games overall, including the playoffs.

·         Recorded the 750th rushing attempt of his career, which is the qualifying mark for NFL career statistics, on his 12th carry of the game, a gain of 3 yards in the second quarter.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM
·         Became the 45th kicker in NFL history to score 1,000 points when he connected on a 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Graham entered the game with 993 career points.

CB KAREEM JACKSON
·         Scored his first career touchdown when he intercepted Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck and returned it 63 yards to the end zone. It was Jackson’s fifth career interception and his second of the season.

·         His 63-yard interception return was the sixth-longest in team history and was the longest return for touchdown since 12/13/09 when SS Bernard Pollard returned a pick 70 yards for a score against Seattle.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON
·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 86 with a 33-yard catch and run on Houston’s opening drive.

P DONNIE JONES
·         Punted six times and had four of his punts downed inside the Tennessee 20-yard line, which tied for the second-most in a game in his career. The last time he had four punts downed inside the opponent’s 20 was on 11/6/11 at Arizona as a member of the St. Louis Rams.

SS DANIEAL MANNING
·         Intercepted his first pass of the season and the 10th of his career when he picked off Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck in the third quarter. Manning returned the interception 55 yards for a touchdown, giving him his first career interception return for touchdown.

C CHRIS MYERS
·         Started his 68th consecutive game with the Texans, moving him past Steve McKinney for fourth on the franchise’s consecutive starts list. Myers has started 84 consecutive games overall.

WR DEVIER POSEY
·         Made his professional debut when he came into the game on Houston’s opening drive.

FS GLOVER QUIN
·         Registered his first career sack when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for an 8-yard loss in the first quarter. Quin forced a fumble on the play, his second of the season and of his career.

QB MATT SCHAUB
·         Won his eighth consecutive start, dating back to last year.

·         Improved his record as the Texans’ starting quarterback to 36-32 overall and 22-11 at Reliant Stadium.

·         Finished with a passer rating of 115.5 after completing 20-of-28 attempts for 202 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. It was Schaub’s third game this season with a rating of better than 100.

·         Has completed passes to at least seven different receivers in all four games this season.

·         Threw his sixth touchdown pass of the season and his 98th as a Texan when he hit FB James Casey for an 11-yard score to cap the Texans’ opening drive.

·         Tossed his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 28-yard score in the third quarter. It was Schaub’s second consecutive multi-touchdown performance this season and the 34th of his career.

DE ANTONIO SMITH
·         Sacked Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a 1-yard loss and forced a fumble on the play. The sack gave Smith 2.0 for the season and 31.5 for his career. The forced fumble was his first of the season and the eighth of his career.

DE J.J. WATT
·         Became the first Texans player to record multiple sacks in four consecutive games.

·         Has recorded at least one sack in four consecutive regular-season games and six straight games, including the 2012 playoffs.

·         Recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter and returned the ball 7 yards. It was his second fumble recovery of the season and the fourth of his career.

·         Sacked Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a loss of 11 yards in the second quarter. It gave Watt a career-high 6.5 sacks on the season, surpassing his total of 5.5 from 2011.

·         Registered his second sack of the game when he tackled Hasselbeck for a 6-yard loss in the third quarter. Watt has recorded multiple sacks in all four games this season and, counting the 2012 playoffs, has done so in five straight games.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS
·         Total paid attendance was 71,581, which was the third-largest regular-season crowd in team history. Houston has sold out all 105 home games, including preseason, regular season and postseason, in team history.

·         Inactive players for the Texans included ILB Mister Alexander, QB John Beck, G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris and WR Lestar Jean.

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

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


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Texans-Titans inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 30, 2012 – 9:41 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 4 game against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at no0n CT.

Texans inactives
12 QB John Beck
18 WR Lestar Jean
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
54 ILB Mister Alexander
66 T Andrew Gardner
79 G Brandon Brooks

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Titans inactives
14 QB Rusty Smith
18 WR Kenny Britt
23 RB Jamie Harper
52 LB Colin McCarthy
66 T Mike Otto
72 G Deuce Lutui
96 DT DaJohn Harris

Titans starting lineup changes

Kendall Wright will start at wide receiver for Kenny Britt. Will Witherspoon will start at middle linebacker for Colin McCarthy. Zach Brown will start at weakside linebacker for Will Witherspoon.


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Texans-Broncos inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 23, 2012 – 1:03 pm

DENVER – Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 3 game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m. CT (2:25 p.m. Mountain time locally).

Texans inactives
11 WR DeVier Posey
12 QB John Beck
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
52 ILB Tim Dobbins
66 T Andrew Gardner
79 G Brandon Brooks

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Broncos inactives
16 QB Caleb Hanie
17 WR Andre Caldwell
27 RB Knowshon Moreno
53 MLB Steven Johnson
54 C/G C.J. Davis
73 G Chris Kuper
98 NT Sealver Siliga

Broncos starting lineup changes

Manny Ramirez will start at right guard for Chris Kuper.


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Texans-Jaguars inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 16, 2012 – 9:39 am

JACKSONVILLE – Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
11 WR DeVier Posey
12 QB John Beck
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
50 OLB Bryan Braman
66 T Andrew Gardner
79 G Brandon Brooks

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Jaguars inactives
21 CB Derek Cox
23 RB Rashad Jennings
52 LB Daryl Smith
73 G Eben Britton
78 OL Cameron Bradfield
91 DE George Selvie
92 DE Austen Lane

Jaguars starting lineup changes

Guy Whimper will start at right tackle for Cameron Bradfield. Herb Taylor will start at right guard for Eben Britton. Kyle Bosworth will start at outside linebacker for Daryl Smith. William Middleton will start at cornerback for Derek Cox.


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Texans-Dolphins inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 9, 2012 – 9:38 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
11 WR DeVier Posey
12 QB John Beck
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
50 OLB Bryan Braman
66 T Andrew Gardner
79 G Brandon Brooks

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Dolphins inactives
7 QB Pat Devlin
26 RB Lamar Miller
52 LB Sammy Brown
72 T Will Yeatman
76 T Ray Feinga
84 TE Michael Egnew
86 WR Rishard Matthews

Dolphins starting lineup changes

None


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Texans-Ravens inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 15, 2012 – 10:42 am

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Here are the inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Divisional Round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT).

Texans inactives
7 QB Jeff Garcia
15 WR Jeff Maehl
26 CB Brandon Harris
33 FS Troy Nolan
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
88 TE Garrett Graham

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Ravens inactives
17 WR Tandon Doss
23 CB Chykie Brown
25 CB/RS Chris Carr
35 RB Anthony Allen
49 LB Josh Bynes
67 G/C Justin Boren
94 OLB Sergio Kindle

Ravens starting lineup changes
None


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Texans-Bengals inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 7, 2012 – 2:09 pm

Here are the inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Wild Card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
7 QB Jeff Garcia
15 WR Jeff Maehl
26 CB Brandon Harris
33 FS Troy Nolan
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
88 TE Garrett Graham

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Bengals inactives
26 S Taylor Mays
31 S Robert Sands
52 LB Dontay Moch
60 G Otis Hudson
73 OT Anthony Collins
85 WR Armon Binns
98 DT Nick Hayden

Bengals starting lineup changes


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