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Postgame notes: Texans 24, Titans 10

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 5:17 pm

NASHVILLE — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from Week 13 at LP Field, where the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 24-10:

THE WIN

·         Secured the franchise’s second consecutive playoff berth.

·         Gave Houston a franchise-record 11 wins on the season.

·         Extended Houston’s franchise-record road winning streak to six consecutive games.

·         Extended Houston’s winning streak to six games, which is the second-longest streak in team history behind a seven-game win streak in 2011.

·         Gave Houston a sweep of Tennessee for the second time in team history and the first time since 2004 and gave the Texans their third win in four years at LP Field.

·         Improved Houston’s record against AFC South foes to 4-0 on the season.

·         Improved head coach Gary Kubiak’s record to 58-50 overall, 18-22 against the AFC South and 24-30 on the road.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Scored on their opening possession for the fifth time this season and scored a touchdown on their first possession for the fourth time on the year.

·         Scored first for the seventh time this season.

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

·         Scored a touchdown following ILB Tim Dobbins’ interception in the second quarter and a field goal following OLB Whitney Mercilus’ fumble recovery in the third, giving Houston 67 points off of 26 takeaways on the year.

·         Held the ball for more than 30:00 for the 13th consecutive game. Houston had the ball for 33:48 in the game.

·         Ran the 35 times for 125 yards, improving Houston’s record to 42-5 under Kubiak when running the ball 30 or more times.

·         Outrushed the Titans 125-89. Houston improved to 10-0 this season and 47-16 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Established a franchise record with six takeaways in the game. Houston previously forced five turnovers in a game five times, most recently on 11/23/08 at Cleveland.

·         Forced turnovers on consecutive plays for the second time this season. Houston forced turnovers on three consecutive defensive plays in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

·         Established a season high with 6.0 sacks in the game. Houston’s defense registered 4.0 sacks vs. Tennessee (9/30), in Week 7 vs. Baltimore (10/21) and in Week 9 vs. Buffalo (11/4). The 6.0 sacks were tied for the second-most in team history and were the most since Houston tied a franchise record with 7.0 at Jacksonville on 11/27/11.

·         Held Tennessee to 10 points in the game. It was the eighth time this season that the Texans held their opponents below 20 points. Houston improved to 8-0 this season and 40-2 under Kubiak when allowing fewer than 20 points.

·         Limited the Titans to 4-of-15 (27 percent) on third down attempts. It was the eighth time this season that the Texans have held their opponent below 30 percent on third downs.

CB ROC CARMICHAEL

·         Saw the most extensive playing time of his career and finished the game with a career-high four tackles, including three solos, and one pass defensed.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught his third touchdown pass of the season on a 5-yard throw from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter. It was Casey’s fourth career touchdown catch.

NT SHAUN CODY

·         Registered a pass defensed in his second consecutive game when he tipped a pass in the second quarter. The ball was intercepted by ILB Tim Dobbins to set up a touchdown.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 79 with a 14-yard catch on the first play of the game.

·         Caught his 50th pass of the season on a gain of 19 yards in the third quarter. It marked the fourth time in his career that Daniels has caught at least 50 passes.

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with WR Kevin Walter and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Registered his third career interception and his first as a Texan when he picked off a tipped pass in the second quarter and returned it 7 yards to the Tennessee 3-yard line.

·         Recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter. It was his third fumble recovery of the season and the sixth of his career.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored his 13th rushing touchdown of the season when he reached the end zone on a 2-yard run in the second quarter. The score tied him with RB Domanick Williams’ total from 2004 for the second-most in a season in team history. Foster holds the franchise record with 16 rushing touchdowns in 2010.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Scored his 100th point of the season when he hit his third extra point of the game. It marked his sixth career 100-point season and his first since 2007.

·         Connected on a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter. It was his 11th career field goal of 50 yards or longer and his second as a Texan.

CB BRANDON HARRIS

·         Led the team in tackles with a career-high six, including five solos. He also had a career-high two passes defensed.

WR LESTAR JEAN

·         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he took a quick throw and turned it up the sideline 54 yards to the end zone in the first quarter. The 54-yard catch was the longest of his career, bettering his previous long of 46 yards

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 94 with a 15-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Moved into the top 30 on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list with his first catch of the game, a gain of 15 yards in the first quarter. He entered the game needing three yards to pass Stanley Morgan (10,716).

P DONNIE JONES

·         Punted 10 times, which tied for the second-most in a game in team history. His 10 punts were the most by a Texans punter since Brett Hartmann had 10 at Jacksonville on 11/27/11. The team record is 11 punts by Chad Stanley on 12/1/02 at Indianapolis.

·         Had a season-high five punts downed inside the Tennessee 20-yard line. That is one shy of his career high of six, set on 12/6/09 at Chicago as a member of the St. Louis Rams.

·         Booted a 55-yard punt in the second quarter. He has now hit at least one punt of 55 yards or longer in 10 of Houston’s 12 games this season.

·         Boomed a 64-yard punt in the third quarter. It was his fourth punt of the season of longer than 60 yards.

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Returned a first-quarter punt 42 yards. It was his second return of more than 40 yards this season. He had a 71-yard return in Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/18).

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Made his first career start at WLB and finished the game with two tackles, both of which were sacks, and a fumble recovery.

·         Passed DE Mario Williams (4.5, 2006) for fifth and tied LB Brian Cushing (5.0, 2009) for fourth on the franchise’s rookie sack list. He is one sack shy of the club rookie record of 6.0 set by OLB Brooks Reed in 2011.

·         Registered his fourth sack of the season and his fourth in five games when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 1-yard loss in the second quarter.

·         Recovered a fumble in the third quarter, the first of his career.

·         Registered his second sack of the game and fifth of the season when he dropped Locker for a loss of 5 yards in the third quarter.

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Intercepted his second pass of the season and the fifth of his career when he picked off Tennessee QB Jake Locker on the final play of the second quarter.

ILB BARRETT RUUD

·         Registered his first sack as a Texan and the sixth of his career when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a loss of 8 yards in the third quarter. It was Ruud’s first sack since 12/26/10 vs. Seattle as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Improved his record as the Texans’ starting quarterback to 43-33 overall and 18-21. He led the Texans to victory for the 15th time in his last 16 starts and won his eighth consecutive start on the road.

·         Threw his 20th touchdown pass of the season when he hit WR Lestar Jean for a 54-yard catch and run on Houston’s first possession. It marked the third season in his career in which Schaub has thrown 20 or more touchdowns.

·         Threw his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit FB James Casey on a 5-yard scoring toss in the first quarter, giving Schaub his sixth multi-touchdown performance of the season.

·         Surpassed 3,000 passing yards for the fourth time in his career. He topped the milestone on a 21-yard pass to WR Andre Johnson in the second quarter. He entered the game with 2,855 yards on the season.

·         Picked up 8 yards on a run in the second quarter. It was his longest carry of the season and his longest since 11/14/10 when he had an 8-yard scamper at Jacksonville.

·         Caught his first career pass when he grabbed a tipped pass. He was tackled for a loss of 6 yards on the play.

ILB DARRYL SHARPTON

·         Intercepted a pass for the first time in his career when he grabbed a deflected pass in the fourth quarter. He returned the interception for a 2-yard loss.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

·         Recovered a fumble for the first time this season and the 11th time this season when he scooped up a loose ball in the second quarter.

·         Notched his 20th sack as a Texan and his fifth of the season when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter.

·         Forced a fumble in the third quarter that was recovered by OLB Whitney Mercilus. It was Smith’s second forced fumble of the season and the ninth of his career.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with TE Owen Daniels and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

·         Surpassed 4,000 receiving yards as a Texan on an 18-yard catch in the fourth quarter, becoming the third player in franchise history to reach the milestone along with WR Andre Johnson and TE Owen Daniels. He entered the game with 3,976 yards with the team.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Joined Hall of Fame DE Reggie White as the only players in NFL history to record 15 or more sacks and 13 passes defensed in a season when he sacked Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 6-yard loss in the second quarter. The sack gave him 15.5 on the year to go along with 15 passes defensed. White had 15.0 sacks and 13 passes defensed in 1991.

·         Set a League record for the most passes defensed in a season by a defensive lineman. Watt now has 15 passes defensed on the year, bettering the previous mark of 13 by Hall of Fame DE Reggie White in 1991.

·         Tipped a pass on the final play of the second quarter, leading to an interception by FS Glover Quin. It was the eighth takeaway that Watt has been involved in this season. He also has two fumble recoveries and the forced fumble he caused earlier in the game.

·         Forced the first fumble of his career when he knocked the ball out of the arms of Tennessee RB Chris Johnson in the second quarter.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, ILB Bradie James, CB Johnathan Joseph, RT Derek Newton, OLB Brooks Reed 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 Texans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.


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First-quarter notes: Texans 14, Titans 3

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 12:58 pm

NASHVILLE — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the first quarter at LP Field, where the Texans lead the Tennessee Titans 14-3:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored on their opening possession for the fifth time this season and scored a touchdown on their first possession for the fourth time on the year.

·         Scored first for the seventh time this season.

·         Led after the first quarter for the seventh time this season.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught his third touchdown pass of the season on a 5-yard throw from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter. It was Casey’s fourth career touchdown catch.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 79 with a 14-yard catch on the first play of the game.

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with WR Kevin Walter and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

WR LESTAR JEAN

·         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he took a quick throw and turned it up the sideline 54 yards to the end zone in the first quarter. The 54-yard catch was the longest of his career, bettering his previous long of 46 yards

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 94 with a 15-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Moved into the top 30 on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list with his first catch of the game, a gain of 15 yards in the first quarter. He entered the game needing three yards to pass Stanley Morgan (10,716).

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Returned a first-quarter punt 42 yards. It was his second return of more than 40 yards this season. He had a 71-yard return in Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/18).

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Made his first career start at WLB.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Threw his 20th touchdown pass of the season when he hit WR Lestar Jean for a 54-yard catch and run on Houston’s first possession. It marked the third season in his career in which Schaub has thrown 20 or more touchdowns.

·         Threw his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit FB James Casey on a 5-yard scoring toss in the first quarter, giving Schaub his sixth multi-touchdown performance of the season.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with TE Owen Daniels and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, ILB Bradie James, CB Johnathan Joseph, RT Derek Newton, OLB Brooks Reed 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 Texans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.


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Texans-Jaguars Week 11 Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 14, 2012 – 3:52 pm

The Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, who play at Reliant Stadium in Week 11:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
None

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), TE Owen Daniels (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (Groin)

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Ankle), SS Quintin Demps (Thumb/Forearm/Toe), ILB Bradie James (Thumb), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), CB Brice McCain (Knee), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), LG Wade Smith (Knee), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
FB Greg Jones (Thigh), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Foot), S Dwight Lowery (Ankle), CB Rashean Mathis (Groin), C Brad Meester (Foot)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
None

FULL PARTICIPATION
QB Blaine Gabbert (L. Shoulder)


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Texans-Bears Week 10 Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 7, 2012 – 8:03 pm

The Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Chicago Bears, who play at Soldier Field in Chicago in Week 10:

HOUSTON TEXANS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs), TE Owen Daniels (Back), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Johnathan Joseph (Quadricep), *RB Arian Foster (Non-Injury), CB Brice McCain (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
OLB Bryan Braman (Neck), SS Quintin Demps (Thumb/Forearm), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), FS Shiloh Keo (Back), NT Earl Mitchell (Ankle), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot/Neck), LG Wade Smith (Knee), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

* RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice as part of a coach’s decision to rest him.

CHICAGO BEARS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Alshon Jeffery (Hand)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DE Isreael Idonije (Ankle), DT Henry Melton (Back), DT Matt Toeaina (Calf)


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Postgame notes: Texans 21, Bills 9

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 4, 2012 – 6:26 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 21-9 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Reliant Stadium in Week 9:

THE WIN

·         Improved Houston’s record to 7-1 this year, extending the best start to a season in franchise history.

·         Evened Houston’s all-time record against Buffalo to 3-3 and gave the Texans their first win over Buffalo at Reliant Stadium.

·         Improved Houston’s all-time record at Reliant Stadium to 43-42 in regular-season play.

·         Improved Head Coach Gary Kubiak’s record to 54-50 overall and 33-20 at Reliant Stadium.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Scored first for the fourth time this season.

·         Won the time of possession battle for the eighth time this season, holding the ball for 34:03. Houston improved to 45-19 under head coach Gary Kubiak in such games.

·         Held the ball for 11:29 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

·         Outrushed the Bills, gaining 118 yards while allowing 78. The Texans improved to 6-0 this season and 43-15 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

·         Ran the ball 32 times in the game and improved to 39-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.

·         Did not turn the ball over for the fifth time this season and the second consecutive game.

·         Led after one quarter for the fifth time this season, and led at halftime and after three quarters for the seventh time this year.

·         Had a field goal blocked for the first time since 12/13/09 vs. Seattle when Buffalo DT Alex Carrington blocked K Shayne Graham’s 46-yard attempt in the second quarter.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Did not allow an offensive touchdown for the second time this season. Houston also held Miami’s offense out of the end zone in Week 1 (9/9).

·         Held Buffalo to nine points in the game. It marked the fifth game this season in which the Texans defense held its opponent to 14 points or fewer and the 14th time in 24 games under Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips.

·         Limited Buffalo’s offense to 2-of-11 (18 percent) on third down in the game. It was the third time this season that Houston’s defense held its opponent below 20 percent on third downs and the fifth time Houston held its opponent below 30 percent.

·         Did not allow Buffalo to score a touchdown on any of its three possessions inside the Houston 20-yard line. It marked the third game this season in which Houston held its opponent without a touchdown in the red zone.

·         Helped Houston win the turnover battle for the sixth time this season, forcing one turnover while the offense did not commit a turnover. Houston has forced 14 turnovers through eight games this season.

·         Forced Buffalo’s offense to go three-and-out on four of its 11 possessions. Houston has forced 29 three-and-out drives out of 97 total possessions (29.9 percent) this season.

OLB CONNOR BARWIN

·         Registered his second sack of the season and his second in as many games when he tackled Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 1-yard loss in the second quarter. It marked the sixth time in his career that Barwin recorded sacks in back-to-back games.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught his 19th pass of the season on a gain of 24 yards in the second quarter, establishing a new career single-season high. He caught 18 passes a year ago. Casey finished the game with three catches, giving him 21 on the season.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 76 with a 7-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Tied a career high with his fifth touchdown catch of the season on a 39-yard pass from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter. The touchdown was the 25th of Daniels’ career.

FS QUINTIN DEMPS

·         Recovered a fumble for the first time in his career when he scooped up a loose ball late in the fourth quarter.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored a touchdown in his 10th consecutive game when he scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter. The touchdown was his 10th rushing touchdown of the season and gave him 10 or more rushing scores in three consecutive seasons.

·         Topped 100 rushing yards for the 20th time in his career and the fourth time this season, ending the game with 111 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown. He passed the mark on a 19-yard gain in the fourth quarter. It was Foster’s first 100-yard game at Reliant Stadium this season.

TE GARRETT GRAHAM

·         Scored his first career touchdown on a 5-yard pass from QB Matt Schaub in the fourth quarter.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Saw his streak of 13 consecutive made field goals come to an end when his 46-yard attempt in the second quarter was blocked.

·         Kicked his 350th career extra point following RB Arian Foster’s touchdown in the third quarter. Graham is 351-of-356 in his career on point-after tries following today’s game.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Surpassed 100 receiving yards for the 40th time in his career and the second time this season, finishing with 118 yards on eight receptions. Johnson topped the century mark on an 18-yard catch in the fourth quarter.

·         Passed Andre Rison (10,205) for 34th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list. He entered the game needing 106 yards to pass Rison and did so on an 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 90 with a 13-yard catch in the first quarter.

FS SHILOH KEO

·         Recovered a short kickoff to begin the game. It was his first career kickoff return.

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Returned a punt 26 yards in the third quarter. It was the longest return of his career and the second-longest of the season for the Texans, trailing a 36-yard return by WR Trindon Holliday in Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16).

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Forced a fumble for the second consecutive game when he jarred the ball out of the arms of Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter.

·         Registered his second sack in as many games when he dropped Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 2-yard loss on the final play of the game.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Improved his record as the Texans’ starting quarterback to 39-33 overall and 24-12 at Reliant Stadium.

·         Completed 19-of-27 passes for 268 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 126.8. It was his fifth game this season with a rating of better than 100.

·         Threw his 11th touchdown pass of the season and the 109th of his career when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 39-yard score in the first quarter.

·         Tossed his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit TE Garrett Graham for a 5-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter. It was Schaub’s fourth game of the season with multiple touchdown passes.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Started his 82nd game as a Texan, moving him past DE/OLB Mario Williams for fifth on the franchise’s all-time games started list.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Sacked Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 6-yard loss in the second quarter, raising his season total to 10.5. Watt became the third Texans to record 10 or more sacks in a season, joining DE Mario Williams (14.0, 2007; 12.0, 2008) and OLB Connor Barwin (11.5, 2011).

·         Became the 11th NFL player since 1982 to record 10 or more sacks and 10 or more passes defensed in a season.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Total paid attendance was 71,698, which is the third-largest crowd for a regular-season game in franchise history. Houston has sold out all 109 home games, including preseason, regular season and postseason, in franchise history.

·         Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, NT Terrell McClain, RB Ben Tate and G Cody White.

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

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.


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First-quarter notes: Texans 7, Bills 0

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 4, 2012 – 1:04 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the first quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Bills 7-0 in Week 9:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored first for the fourth time this season.

·         Led after one quarter for the fifth time this season.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 76 with a 7-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Tied a career high with his fifth touchdown catch of the season on a 39-yard pass from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter. The touchdown was the 25th of Daniels’ career.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 90 with a 13-yard catch in the first quarter.

FS SHILOH KEO

·         Recovered a short kickoff to begin the game. It was his first career kickoff return.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Threw his 11th touchdown pass of the season and the 109th of his career when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 39-yard score in the first quarter.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Started his 82nd game as a Texan, moving him past DE/OLB Mario Williams for fifth on the franchise’s all-time games started list.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, NT Terrell McClain, RB Ben Tate and G Cody White.

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

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.


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Postgame notes: Texans 43, Ravens 13

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 21, 2012 – 4:29 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 43-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at Reliant Stadium in Week 7:

THE WIN
•         Improved Houston’s record to 6-1 on the season, the best mark through seven games in team history.

•         Improved Houston’s record to 3-1 at Reliant Stadium this season and 41-41 at home all-time.

•         Was Houston’s first victory over Baltimore, improving the team’s all-time record against the Ravens to 1-6.

•         Improved Houston’s record in Battle Red jerseys to

THE TEXANS OFFENSE
•         Set a franchise record by scoring 43 points in the game. The previous mark was 42 points against Jacksonville in the 2007 season finale (12/30/07).

•         Had the second-largest margin of victory in team history. Houston defeated Tennessee by 34 points (41-7) in Week 7 of 2011 (10/23/11).

•         Controlled the time of possession, holding the ball for 38:16. That is Houston’s second-highest time of possession this season, trailing the 43:17 the team posted in Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16). Houston has won the time of possession battle in all seven games this season and improved to 44-19 under head coach Gary Kubiak in such games.

•         Outrushed the Ravens 181-55. The Texans are 5-0 this season and 42-15 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

•         Rushed for 181 yards on 37 attempts and improved to 38-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.

•         Gained 27 first downs in the game, which is the second-most this season and tied for the third-most in team history. Houston picked up 28 first downs in Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16).

•         Led after the first quarter for the fourth time this season, and led at halftime and after three quarters for the sixth time this season.

•         Scored the second-most points in the first half in team history with 29. The team record is 34 points in the first half vs. Indianapolis on 9/11/11.

•         Extended the franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a field goal to 17 when K Shayne Graham hit a 33-yard attempt in the second quarter.

•         Scored 10 points off of two takeaways. On the season, Houston has scored 54 points off of 13 takeaways.

•         Scored 20 points in the second quarter, which was the third-most in the period in team history and most since the team tied the club record with 24 points in the second quarter vs. Miami on 9/9.

•         Did not commit a turnover for the third time this season. Houston also went turnover-free in Week 1 vs. Miami (9/9) and in Week 4 vs. Tennessee (9/30).

THE TEXANS DEFENSE
•         Recorded a safety for the first time since 12/6/09 at Jacksonville, when OLB Connor Barwin sacked Baltimore QB Joe Flacco in the end zone in the first quarter. It was the sixth safety in team history.

•         Scored a defensive touchdown for the third time this season, which for the second-most in team history. Houston also scored three defensive touchdowns in 2002 and 2009, and had five scores on defense in 2004.

•         Held Baltimore to 13 points. It marks the fourth time this season and 13th time in 23 games under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips that the Texans held their opponent to 14 or fewer points.

•         Limited Baltimore’s offense to 176 net yards of offense. It was the second game this season and the fifth under Phillips in which the Texans defense held an opponent to fewer than 200 yards, which is the most in the NFL over that time period.

•         Forced two turnovers in the game to raise the season total to 13 takeaways. The Texans offense did not turn the ball over, giving Houston a plus-two advantage. Houston has had a positive turnover margin in five games this season and is 5-0 in those instances, and improved to 32-7 under Kubiak when winning the turnover margin.

•         Forced six three-and-outs by the Baltimore offense, including one drive that ended in a safety on third down. The Texans have forced a League-best 26 three-and-out possessions through the first seven weeks of the season.

•         Recorded 11 passes defensed in the game, including five by defensive linemen or linebackers. It was the second game this season in which Houston’s defense registered double-digit passes defensed. The defense had 12 in Week 3 at Denver (9/23).

OLB CONNOR BARWIN
•         Registered his first sack of the season and his first career caused safety when he tackled Baltimore QB Joe Flacco in the end zone in the first quarter.

•         Finished the game with four solo tackles, one shy of his season best, three tackles for loss and four quarterback hits. He also had one pass defensed.

OLB BRYAN BRAMAN
•         Fielded an onside kick attempt in the fourth quarter. While it doesn’t count as a kickoff return, it was Braman’s first career onside kick recovery.

FB JAMES CASEY
•         Recorded his first rushing attempt of the season and the second of his career on a 6-yard gain on third-and-1 in the first quarter.

TE OWEN DANIELS
•         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 75 with a 1-yard catch in the first quarter.

•         Caught his fourth touchdown pass of the season and the 24th of his career when he hauled in a 1-yard scoring pass from QB Matt Schaub in the second quarter. Four touchdowns are the third-most in his career, behind a pair of five-touchdown seasons (2006 and 2009).

•         Set a season single-game high before halftime with seven catches, topping his previous high of six catches, which he did twice, at Jacksonville (9/16) and vs. Tennessee (9/30).

RB ARIAN FOSTER
•         Extended his team-record streak of consecutive games with a touchdown to nine with a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter. The touchdown was his eighth rushing touchdown of the season and his ninth touchdown overall this year.

•         Scored his second touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. It gave Foster his 10th career multi-touchdown performance and his second in as many weeks.

•         Took over the League lead in rushing yards with 659 through seven weeks. He leads Washington RB Alfred Morris (658) by one yard, while Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch and Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson both have 652 yards.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM
•         Made his 12th straight field goal attempt when he hit a 33-yarder in the second quarter. His streak is tied for the third-longest in team history. He hit his 13th consecutive attempt when he made a 29-yard kick late in the second quarter.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON
•         Set a season high with his ninth catch of the game, a 7-yard gain in the third quarter. Johnson caught eight passes for 119 yards in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

•         Passed Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe for (10,060 yards) on his sixth catch of the game, a gain of 13 yards in the second quarter. Johnson finished the game with 86 yards on nine receptions, giving him 10,100 career receiving yards, which ranks 36th in NFL history.

•         Started the 129th game of his career, which moves him past K Kris Brown into first place on the franchise’s all-time games played list.

•         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 89 with a 5-yard catch in the first quarter.

G BEN JONES
•         Became the first rookie to start for the Texans this season and made his first career start when he opened the game at right guard.

P DONNIE JONES
•         Booted a 62-yard punt in the first quarter, which was tied for the third-longest punt in team history. It was the fourth 62-yarder in team history, with the last coming on 9/20/09 by Matt Turk at Tennessee.
 
CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH
•         Intercepted his second pass of the season and the 20th of his career when he picked off Baltimore QB Joe Flacco on the first play of the second quarter.

•         Returned the interception 52 yards for a touchdown, his first as a Texan and the fourth score of his career. The 52-yard return was the longest of his career.

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS
•         Registered his first career sack when he dropped Baltimore QB Joe Flacco for a loss of 2 yards in the first quarter. Mercilus also recorded his first career forced fumble on the play.

C CHRIS MYERS
•         Started his 71st consecutive game with the Texans, moving him past LB DeMeco Ryans for fourth on the franchise’s all-time consecutive starts list.

FS GLOVER QUIN
•         Intercepted his first pass of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked off a deflected pass in the second quarter. Quin had all three previous interceptions on 11/28/10 vs. Tennessee.

•         Led the team with six tackles, including five solos, and recorded a season-high three passes defensed.

QB MATT SCHAUB
•         Threw his ninth touchdown of the season when he hit WR Kevin Walter for a 25-yard scoring strike in the first quarter.

•         Threw his second touchdown pass of the game and his 10th of the year when he hit TE Owen Daniels from a yard out in the second quarter. It was Schaub’s third multi-touchdown game this season and his first since 9/30 vs. Tennessee.

•         Completed 12 consecutive passes in the first and second quarters. It was the fourth-longest streak in team history and the second-longest streak in his career, trailing one of 16 straight completions over two games in 2007 (9/23/07-9/30/07).

•         Completed 23-of-37 passes (62.2 percent) for 256 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 100.7. It was his fourth game of the season with a rating of better than 100.

•         Improved his record as the Texans’ starting quarterback to 38-33 overall and 23-12 at Reliant Stadium.

DE ANTONIO SMITH
•         Registered his third and fourth sacks of the season when he dropped Baltimore QB Joe Flacco for losses of 8 and 9 yards on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter. The two sacks tied his career single-game high set vs. Tennessee on 1/1/12.

•         Celebrated his 31st birthday today.

WR KEVIN WALTER
•         Caught his 25th career touchdown, his second score of the season, on a 25-yard throw from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter.

•         Tied his season high with his fourth catch of the game, a gain of 34 yards in the third quarter. Walter also had four catches on 10/8 at the New York Jets. The catch also gave him a single-game high in yardage with 74, topping his previous high of 73 yards at Denver (3 catches) on 9/23.

DE J.J. WATT
•         Recorded his ninth and 10th passes defensed of the season.

•         Caused an interception for the fourth time this season when CB Johnathan Joseph picked off a second-quarter pass he tipped and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown.

•         Became the first defensive lineman in NFL history with 10 passes defensed through seven games in a season.

•         Saw his streak of consecutive games with a sack come to an end at six. Watt finished the game with two solo tackles, one quarterback hit, and two passes defensed.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS
•         Total paid attendance was 71,708, which was the largest crowd in Texans history for a regular-season game. The previous record was 71,702 set last Sunday vs. Green Bay (10/14).

•         Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, SS Quintin Demps, T Andrew Gardner, DE David Hunter, ILB Barrett Ruud and G Cody White.

•         Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, QB Matt Schaub and DE Antonio Smith.

•         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.


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Third-quarter notes: Texans 36, Ravens 10

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 21, 2012 – 1:59 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the third quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Baltimore Ravens 36-10:

THE TEXANS

·         Led after three quarters for the sixth time this season.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Extended his team-record streak of consecutive games with a touchdown to nine with a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter. The touchdown was his eighth rushing touchdown of the season and his ninth touchdown overall this year.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Set a season high with his ninth catch of the game, a 7-yard gain in the third quarter. Johnson caught eight passes for 119 yards in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Tied his season high with his fourth catch of the game, a gain of 34 yards in the third quarter. Walter also had four catches on 10/8 at the New York Jets. The catch also gave him a single-game high in yardage with 74, topping his previous high of 73 yards at Denver (3 catches) on 9/23.


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Postgame notes: Packers 42, Texans 24

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 15, 2012 – 1:22 am

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 42-24 Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football at Reliant Stadium:

THE LOSS

·         Ended Houston’s five-game winning streak and dropped the Texans to 5-1 on the season.

·         Dropped the Texans’ record against Green Bay to 1-2 all-time.

·         Dropped the Texans’ record in prime time to 4-9 overall, 3-6 under Head Coach Gary Kubiak and 1-1 this season.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Made a field goal for the 16th consecutive game, setting a franchise record. Houston previously had field goals in 15 consecutive games from 11/1/10 – 10/9/11.

·         Won the time of possession battle for the sixth time this season.

·         Trailed after the first quarter, at halftime and after three quarters for the first time this season in each instance.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Blocked a punt for the first time since 1/1/06 at San Francisco and scored a touchdown on the play. The touchdown was the first off of a blocked punt since 12/22/02 at Washington.

·         Allowed their opponent to score on its opening drive for the first time this season when Green Bay scored on a 41-yard touchdown pass.

OLB BRYAN BRAMAN

·         Blocked a punt in the fourth quarter. It was the first punt block in his career and the first since 1/1/06 when Ramon Walker blocked a punt at San Francisco. It was the fifth blocked punt in Texans history.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught two passes for 27 yards, raising his season reception total to 18 and matching his total from last season.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Surpassed 4,000 career receiving yards on a 27-yard catch in the third quarter, his third of the game. He entered the game needing 40 yards to reach the milestone.

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 74 with a 4-yard catch in the first quarter.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored his 40th career touchdown when he reached the end zone from a yard out in the second quarter. Foster has scored 35 career rushing touchdowns and has five receiving scores.

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown to a franchise-record eight games when he scored from a yard out early in the second quarter. RB Domanick Williams previously held the mark with touchdowns in seven straight games from 11/21/04 – 1/2/05.

·         Scored his second touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run in the third quarter. It was his second multi-touchdown game of the season and his first since the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

TE GARRETT GRAHAM

·         Caught a career-high three passes for 25yards, topping his previous high of two receptions set in Week 3 at Denver (9/23).

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Made the 10th field goal of his career of 50 yards or longer, and his first as a Texan, when he connected from 51 yards in the second quarter. It was Graham’s first field goal of 50+ yards since 2009.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Surpassed 10,000 career receiving yards on his seventh catch of the game, a gain of 15 yards. Johnson entered the game with 9,939 career yards. Johnson became the sixth-fastest player to reach the 10,000-yard mark, doing so in his 128th game, and the 38th player in NFL history to top the milestone.

·         Surpassed 10,000 career yards from scrimmage with his first catch of the game, a 12-yard gain. He entered the game with 9,993 career scrimmage yards (9,939 receiving, 54 rushing).

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 88 with a 12-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Played in his 128th career game, tying K Kris Brown (2002-09) for the most games played as a Houston Texan.

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Made his debut as a returner and returned three kickoffs for 65 yards (21.7 average) and one punt for 19 yards.

·         Established a new season high for receiving yards with 24 on two catches, both of which came in the third quarter.

WR DeVIER POSEY

·         Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown. It was his first career touchdown and was the first touchdown following a blocked punt for the Texans since 12/22/02 when Jimmy McClain blocked a punt at Washington and Kevin Williams recovered it in the end zone.

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Tied a season-high with eight tackles, seven of which were solo stops. He also led the team with two passes defensed.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Saw his streak of nine consecutive wins come to an end with the loss. Schaub’s last loss as the starting quarterback came on 10/16/11 at Baltimore.

·         Finished the night with a season-low passer rating of 56.6, completing 20-of-33 passes for 232 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Caught his 300th pass as a Texan when he hauled in a 12-yard throw in the third quarter. Walter entered the game with 298 receptions with the team.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a sack to six, matching the longest streak in team history. Mario Williams had sacks in six straight games from 11/18/07 – 12/23/07.

·         Registered his fourth multiple-sack game of the season, with 2.0 sacks for 10 yards in losses. Watt now has 9.5 sacks on the season to lead the NFL.

QB T.J. YATES

·         Made his second appearance of the season and threw his first passes of the year. Yates finished the game 2-of-5 for 23 yards with no touchdowns and 1 interception for a passer rating of 15.0.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Total paid attendance was 71,702, marking the largest crowd for a Texans regular-season game in team history. The previous mark was 71,585 set last season vs. Pittsburgh (10/2/11).

·         Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, SS Quintin Demps, G Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, ILB Barrett Ruud and G Cody White.

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

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.


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Third-quarter notes: Packers 28, Texans 17

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes after three quarters of action at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans trail the Packers 28-17 on Sunday Night Football:

THE TEXANS

·         Trailed after the first quarter, at halftime and after three quarters for the first time this season in each instance.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Surpassed 4,000 career receiving yards on a 27-yard catch in the third quarter, his third of the game. He entered the game needing 40 yards to reach the milestone.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored his second touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run in the third quarter. It was his second multi-touchdown game of the season and his first since the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Established a new season high for receiving yards with 24 on two catches, both of which came in the third quarter.

·         Recorded his first career punt return on a 19-yard effort in the third quarter.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Caught his 300th pass as a Texan when he hauled in a 12-yard throw in the third quarter. Walter entered the game with 298 receptions with the team.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Registered his second sack of the game when he dropped Rodgers for a 4-yard loss in the third quarter. Watt has recorded multiple sacks in four of Houston’s six games this season.


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