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  • Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Sonic Drive In

    Friday, November 28
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a free item (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

Matt Schaub, Andre Ware join Texans All Access

Posted by drewdougherty on April 8, 2013 – 11:52 am

95schaubdenverTuesday from noon to 2 p.m. CT, Texans voice Marc Vandermeer has a packed “Texans All Access”.

Team color commentator and 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware will sit in with Vandermeer for the full two hours, and they’ll catch up with quarterback Matt Schaub in the second hour.

Also, the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah will check in to provide some Draft analysis.

Nick Scurfield and I will join the program at 1:15 p.m., and the final listen-to-win portion of the ‘Present the Pick, Presented by Coors Light‘ Challenge will go down at 12:30.

Remember, you can listen online at HoustonTexans.com, on the Houston Texans Mobile App, or at SportsRadio 610.


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9 Texans, 1 Pro Bowl: What they did in the game

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 28, 2013 – 4:37 pm

Matt SchaubThe 2013 Pro Bowl featured a team-record nine Texans players on Sunday. Here’s a look at what each Texans player did in the game:

QB Matt Schaub (2nd career Pro Bowl): 12-of-22 for 113 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions with a 46.2 rating. Sacked once. The 2009 Pro Bowl MVP, Schaub entered game for Peyton Manning at the 6:54 mark of the second quarter and was replaced by Andrew Luck at 3:52 in the third. Schaub’s touchdown pass was a four-yarder to Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs on third-and-goal in the third quarter. Schaub also had one carry for 11 yards, showing off some wheels as he picked up a first down.

RB Arian Foster (3rd Pro Bowl): Three carries, -2 yards. Foster started the game and didn’t see the field much, if at all, after the first quarter. The AFC trailed 31-14 at halftime and had just 15 rushing yards as a team, while the NFC had just 78 in a decidedly pass-happy game. Foster threw a few halfback passes during the week in practice, as he did during last year’s Pro Bowl practices, but didn’t get a chance to do so in Sunday’s game.

WR Andre Johnson (6th Pro Bowl): Three catches for 34 yards on five targets. Johnson started and played much of the first half. In the second half, he wore a red AFC hat as he stood on the sideline with folded arms and talked to former University of Miami teammate Reggie Wayne, Peyton Manning, Schaub and others. He caught one pass from Schaub, a 16-yard gain on third-and-15 in the second quarter.

TE Owen Daniels (2nd career Pro Bowl): Four catches for 45 yards on seven targets. Daniels had a long gain of 17, which he caught from Luck in the fourth quarter. He caught two passes from Schaub, including a 13-yarder in the second quarter.

LT Duane Brown (1st Pro Bowl), LG Wade Smith (1st), C Chris Myers (2nd): Brown and Smith both started. Myers, in his second consecutive Pro Bowl, played as a reserve. Brown played mostly right tackle, with Cleveland’s Joe Thomas seeing a bulk of time at left tackle when Brown was on the field. Smith also played some right guard; he and Brown ironically never played beside each other in the entire game.

DE J.J. Watt (1st Pro Bowl): Five tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one quarterback hit. Watt started in his Pro Bowl debut and made plays in the backfield along with a couple of other highlights – and a stomach-churning moment. The presumptive NFL Defensive Player of the Year lined up at wide receiver on the AFC’s first drive and had a pass thrown his way by Manning in the end zone. The pass was incomplete, and it also left Watt with a bloody finger that he showed off to NBC cameras on the sideline. Watt continued to play in the game and afterward said he’s fine and just needed a few stitches.

CB Johnathan Joseph (2nd Pro Bowl): Four tackles, including three in the first half. Joseph, making his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance, started the game and was often on the field at the same time as Watt. He lined up against the likes of Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson and even Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.


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HoustonTexans.com hits Honolulu

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 24, 2013 – 2:23 am

HONOLULU – Aloha from Hawaii, site of the 2013 Pro Bowl. I’ll be here all week to cover the nine Texans players who were selected to play in the game, which kicks off Sunday at 6 p.m. CT at Aloha Stadium here  on the island of Oahu.

The Texans’ nine Pro Bowlers are not only a team record but the most of any team in the league this year. Defensive end J.J. Watt, cornerback Johnathan Joseph, running back Arian Foster, wide receiver Andre Johnson and left tackle Duane Brown all are representing the Texans as starters for the AFC. Quarterback Matt Schaub, center Chris Myers, left guard Wade Smith and tight end Owen Daniels made the squad as reserves.

The AFC and NFC teams practice separately each day. Practices started on Wednesday at Kapolei High School and will continue Thursday morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Check back with us tomorrow afternoon for updates from practice and afterward as we talk to Texans players and their NFL all-star peers. “Voice of the Texans” Marc Vandermeer is out here with me and will be contributing to our coverage for the week.

We’ll also check in at some point with Texans Cheerleader Vanessa, who already has been blogging her experiences for us on HoustonTexans.com.


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Postgame notes: Texans 19, Bengals 13

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 11:05 pm

J.J. Watt, Connor BarwinCourtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from Saturday at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 19-13 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE WIN

  • Improved Houston’s all-time postseason record to 2-1 overall and 2-0 at Reliant Stadium.

 

  • Advanced the Texans into the AFC Divisional Playoffs for the second consecutive season.

 

  • Improved Houston’s all-time record against Cincinnati to 5-3 overall, 2-0 in the postseason and 3-1 all-time at Reliant Stadium.

 

THE TEXANS

  • Won the time of possession battle for the first time in team postseason history and the 13th time this season overall, holding the ball for 38:49.

 

  • Scored first for the 10th time this season and for the first time in team postseason history when they took a 3-0 lead on K Shayne Graham’s 48-yard field goal in the first quarter.

 

  • Led after the first quarter for the first time in team playoff history and for the ninth time overall this year.

 

  • Led at halftime for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season. Houston led Cincinnati 17-10 in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff on 1/7/12.

 

  • Led after three quarters for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season.

 

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

  • Gained 420 yards of total offense in the game and averaged 5.5 yards per play. Over the last eight weeks of the 2012 season, Cincinnati’s defense had held its opponents to an average of 282.0 yards per game, which ranked second in the NFL over that time frame.

 

  • Outgained the Bengals 158-80 on the ground. It was the third consecutive postseason game in which the Texans outrushed their opponents. Houston improved to 3-0 all-time in postseason and 12-1 overall this season when outrushing the opposition.

 

  • Ran the ball 39 times in the game. It was the 12th game this season in which Houston ran the ball at least 30 times, and the Texans improved to 12-0 in those games. Under head coach Gary Kubiak, Houston improved to 45-5, including regular season and postseason games, when rushing at least 30 times.

 

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

  • Held Cincinnati to 198 yards of total offense, which was the fewest surrendered in team postseason history. Houston previously held Baltimore to 227 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15/12).

 

  • Held its opponent to fewer than 20 points for the second time in postseason play, limiting Cincinnati to 13 points. Houston improved to 2-0 in the postseason, 43-2 overall (including playoffs) under Head Coach Gary Kubiak, and 10-0 overall this season when holding its opponent to fewer than 20 points.

 

  • Did not allow the Bengals offense to convert any of its nine third-down attempts in the game. It marked the first time since the 1989 playoffs that a team did not allow a single third-down conversion. The last team to do so was the Cincinnati Bengals against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game on 1/8/89.

 

 

 

ILB CAMERON COLLINS

  • Made his professional debut when he took the field on the opening kickoff. Collins was signed from the Texans’ practice squad on Friday, Jan. 4.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

  • Set a franchise postseason record with his ninth reception of the game. WR Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12), and RB Arian Foster matched that reception total today with eight catches for 34 yards.

 

  • Recorded the second-most receiving yards in a playoff game in team history with 91, trailing WR Andre Johnson’s 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

  • Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 84, including regular season and postseason games, with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

  • Became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards in each of his first three career playoff games. Foster finished the game with 140 yards on 32 carries. Overall, he was the eighth man in League history to run for more than 100 yards in three consecutive playoff games.

 

  • Has rushed for 425 yards through his first three playoff games, the most by any player in NFL history through his first three career postseason games. The previous three-game high was 383 yards by Jacksonville RB Fred Taylor following the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

 

  • Set the team postseason record with 32 rushing attempts, bettering his own previous high of 27 in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

  • Caught eight passes in the game, which was tied for the second-most in a game in Texans postseason history behind TE Owen Daniels’ nine catches today. WR Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/151/2).

 

  • Scored his fourth career touchdown in postseason play when he dove into the end zone from a yard away in the third quarter. Foster has scored at least one touchdown in all three of his career postseason games.

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

  • Connected on a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was the longest postseason field goal in his career and was also the longest in Texans history in postseason play. Graham’s previous long in the playoffs was a 35-yard kick on 1/16/11 in an AFC Divisional Playoff as a New England Patriot against the New York Jets. The previous long in Texans history was a 40-yarder by K Neil Rackers at Baltimore on 1/15/12 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.

 

  • Set a team postseason record and postseason career high with four field goals in the game. K Neil Rackers hit two field goals in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12). Graham previously kicked two field goals in the 2011 AFC Divisional Playoff vs. the New York Jets (1/16/11) as a member of the New England Patriots.

 

  • Set the franchise single-game scoring record with 13 points, topping the 12-point effort of RB Arian Foster in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12).

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

  • Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 99, including regular season and postseason games, with a 19-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

  • Finished the game with four receptions for 62 yards

 

CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH

  • Intercepted his second career pass in postseason play when he picked off Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton in the third quarter. Joseph also had an interception against Cincinnati in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff (1/7/12).

 

OLB BROOKS REED

  • Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for no gain in the fourth quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. He has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

 

QB MATT SCHAUB

  • Made his playoff debut as a starter. He played briefly in the 2005 NFC Championship Game with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia (1/23/05) but did not record any statistics.

 

  • Set franchise postseason single-game records for most completions (29), attempts (38) and yards (262). The previous marks were 17 completions, 35 attempts and 184 yards by T.J. Yates at Baltimore in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15/12).

 

DE J.J. WATT

  • Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. Watt has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

 

  • Led the team with five tackles, all of which were solo stops, and recorded two tackles for loss and two passes defensed.

 

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  • Total paid attendance was a franchise-record 71,738. The previous high was 71,725 in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12).

 

  • The following players made their playoff debuts in the game: G Brandon Brooks, DE Jared Crick, TE Garrett Graham, CB Brandon Harris, T Ryan Harris, G Ben Jones, P Donnie Jones, WR Keshawn Martin, OLB Whitney Mercilus, S Eddie Pleasant and WR DeVier Posey.

 

  • Inactive players for the Texans were G Antoine Caldwell, CB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

 

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

 

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

 


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Third-quarter notes: Texans 16, Bengals 10

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 6:02 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the third quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Cincinnati Bengals 16-10 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Led after three quarters for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Set a franchise postseason record with his ninth reception of the game. WR Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

·         Has the second-most receiving yards in a playoff game in team history with 91 through three quarters. He trails WR Andre Johnson’s 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards in each of his first three career playoff games. Foster has 113 yards on 26 carries through three quarters.

 

·         Scored his fourth career touchdown in postseason play when he dove into the end zone from a yard away in the third quarter. Foster has scored at least one touchdown in all three of his career postseason games.

 

CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH

·         Intercepted his second career pass in postseason play when he picked off Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton in the third quarter. Joseph also had an interception against Cincinnati in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff (1/7/12).

 

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Set franchise postseason single-game records for most completions (25) and yards (218). The previous marks were 17 completions by T.J. Yates at Baltimore in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15/12) and 184 yards by Yates at Baltimore.


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Halftime notes: Texans 9, Bengals 7

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 5:00 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from halftime at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Cincinnati Bengals 9-7 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored first for the 10th time this season and for the first time in team postseason history when they took a 3-0 lead on K Shayne Graham’s 48-yard field goal in the first quarter.

·         Led after the first quarter for the first time in team playoff history and for the ninth time overall this year.

·         Led at halftime for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season. Houston led Cincinnati 17-10 in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff on 1/7/12.

ILB CAMERON COLLINS

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field on the opening kickoff. Collins was signed from the Texans’ practice squad on Friday, Jan. 4.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 84, including regular season and postseason games, with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Caught seven passes for 73 yards in the first half. His six receptions are the second-most in a game in Texans postseason history, trailing WR Andre Johnson’s eight catches in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Connected on a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was the longest postseason field goal in his career and was also the longest in Texans history in postseason play. Graham’s previous long in the playoffs was a 35-yard kick on 1/16/11 in an AFC Divisional Playoff as a New England Patriot against the New York Jets. The previous long in Texans history was a 40-yarder by K Neil Rackers at Baltimore on 1/15/12 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.

·         Set a team postseason record and postseason career high with his third field goal of the game, a 22-yard kick in the second quarter. K Neil Rackers hit two field goals in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12). Graham previously kicked two field goals in the 2011 AFC Divisional Playoff vs. the New York Jets (1/16/11) as a member of the New England Patriots.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 99, including regular season and postseason games, with a 19-yard catch in the first quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Made his playoff debut as a starter. He played briefly in the 2005 NFC Championship Game with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia (1/23/05) but did not record any statistics.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. Watt has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         The following players made their playoff debuts in the game: G Brandon Brooks, DE Jared Crick, TE Garrett Graham, CB Brandon Harris, T Ryan Harris, G Ben Jones, P Donnie Jones, WR Keshawn Martin, OLB Whitney Mercilus, S Eddie Pleasant and WR DeVier Posey.

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Antoine Caldwell, CB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

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

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


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First-quarter notes: Texans 3, Bengals 0

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 4:26 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the first quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Cincinnati Bengals 3-0 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored first for the 10th time this season and for the first time in team postseason history when they took a 3-0 lead on K Shayne Graham’s 48-yard field goal in the first quarter.

·         Led after the first quarter for the first time in team playoff history and for the ninth time overall this year.

ILB CAMERON COLLINS

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field on the opening kickoff. Collins was signed from the Texans’ practice squad on Friday, Jan. 4.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 84, including regular season and postseason games, with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Connected on a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was the longest postseason field goal in his career and was also the longest in Texans history in postseason play. Graham’s previous long in the playoffs was a 35-yard kick on 1/16/11 in an AFC Divisional Playoff as a New England Patriot against the New York Jets. The previous long in Texans history was a 40-yarder by K Neil Rackers at Baltimore on 1/15/12 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 99, including regular season and postseason games, with a 19-yard catch in the first quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Made his playoff debut as a starter. He played briefly in the 2005 NFC Championship Game with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia (1/23/05) but did not record any statistics.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. Watt has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         The following players made their playoff debuts in the game: G Brandon Brooks, DE Jared Crick, TE Garrett Graham, CB Brandon Harris, T Ryan Harris, G Ben Jones, P Donnie Jones, WR Keshawn Martin, S Eddie Pleasant and WR DeVier Posey.

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Antoine Caldwell, CB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

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

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


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Off the Turf with Scurf: Chris Myers

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 4, 2013 – 6:02 pm

Chris MyersEpisode 18 of “Off the Turf with Scurf,” my semi-weekly podcast here on HoustonTexans.com, features Texans center Chris Myers.

Myers, an eighth-year veteran, has started all 80 games since joining the Texans in a trade from the Denver Broncos in 2008. The two-time team captain was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl this season. In the podcast, he discusses the Texans are looking forward to the playoffs despite their 1-3 finish to the season; the perspective he gained from playing on a 13-3 Denver Broncos team that lost in the AFC Championship Game as a rookie in 2005; how the Texans dubbed this Monday “Swagga Back Monday”; the team’s renewed energy level and focus in practice this week; the playoff atmosphere at Reliant Stadium for the Wild Card game vs. Cincinnati last year; his teammates Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt; defensive tackle Geno Atkins and the rest of the Bengals’ defense; the recent criticism befalling Texans quarterback Matt Schaub; the Texans’ offensive line rotations at right guard and right tackle; being named to the Pro Bowl last week along with Texans left guard Wade Smith and left tackle Duane Brown; and his wife, Jenny, and their two daughters, Makenna, 3, and Caylin, 1..

Thanks for listening. Link

OTWS archive
Episode 1 (6/2): J.J. Watt, Wade Phillips
Episode 2 (6/9): Duane Brown, Paul Kuharsky
Episode 3 (6/18): Whitney Mercilus, Keith Gilmore
Episode 4 (6/23): Case Keenum, Jerrry Rhome
Episode 5 (6/30): Matt Schaub, Geoff Kaplan
Episode 6 (7/24): James Casey
Episode 7 (8/4): Connor Barwin, Marc Vandermeer
Episode 8 (8/10): Justin Forsett, Chick Harris
Episode 9 (8/17): Bradie James
Episode 10 (9/8): Andre Johnson
Episode 11 (9/15): T.J. Yates
Episode 12 (9/22): Derek Newton
Episode 13 (9/29): Antonio Smith (Video: Smith on start of career)
Episode 14 (10/20): Bryan Braman (Video: Braman on special teams)
Episode 15 (11/3): Owen Daniels (Video: Daniels on TD celebration)
Episode 16 (11/10): Danieal Manning
Episode 17 (12/10): Darryl Sharpton
Episode 18 (1/4/13): Chris Myers


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By the numbers: Top-10 Texans in 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

T-1st in opponent fumble recoveries (4)

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

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

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

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

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


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Postgame notes: Colts 28, Texans 16

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

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

THE TEXANS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

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

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

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

 

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

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

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

 

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

 

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

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

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

 

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

 

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

 

CB KAREEM JACKSON

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

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

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

 

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

 

Player                   Year         Age          Yards

Jerry Rice              1994         33             1,848

Marvin Harrison      2002         30             1,722

Jimmy Smith         1999         30             1,636

Andre Johnson     2012         31             1,598

 

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

 

Player                                      1,500-Yard Seasons

Jerry Rice                                                              4

Andre Johnson                                                     3

Marvin Harrison                                                     3

 

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

 

Player                                      1,500-Yard Seasons

Andre Johnson                             2008, 2009, 2012

Marvin Harrison                              1999, 2001, 2002

Jerry Rice                                               1990, 1995

 

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

 

Player                    Career GP  10-100 Gms       Pct

Andre Johnson      138             17                12.32%

Wes Welker*           139             16                11.51%

Jerry Rice               303             15                 4.95%

Brandon Marshall    107             14                13.08%

Marvin Harrison       190             14                 7.37%

Tim Brown               255             13                 5.10%

* Welker plays later this afternoon.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SS DANIEAL MANNING

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

 

QB MATT SCHAUB

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

 

DE ANTONIO SMITH

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

 

DE J.J. WATT

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

 

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

 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

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

 

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

 

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


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