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Postgame notes: Patriots 41, Texans 28

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 13, 2013 – 9:08 pm

FOXBORO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the Sunday at Gillette Stadium, where the Texans lost 42-28 to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Fell in the Divisional round of the AFC Playoffs for the second consecutive season.

 

·         Finished the season 13-5 overall, which is the best record in franchise history.

 

·         Won time of possession for the second time this postseason and the 14th time overall this season, holding the ball for 31:24.

 

·         Gained more than 400 yards of net offense for the second consecutive playoff game, finishing with 425 total yards a week after gaining 420 yards vs. Cincinnati (1/5).

 

·         Scored first for the second consecutive postseason game and 11th time this year overall when K Shayne Graham booted a 27-yard field goal to cap the opening drive of the game.

 

·         Trailed at the end of the first quarter for the first time this postseason and the seventh time overall this season. Houston finished the year 2-5 overall when trailing after the opening period.

 

·         Trailed at halftime for the first time this postseason and the sixth time overall this season. Houston finished the year 1-5 overall when trailing at halftime.

 

·         Trailed at the end of the third quarter for the first time this postseason and the sixth time this season overall. Houston finished the year 1-5 overall when trailing entering the fourth quarter.

 

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

·         Successfully challenged a play in the fourth quarter, arguing that a play ruled incomplete on the field was a completed pass in the end zone. The call was overturned, resulting in a 25-yard touchdown for the Texans.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Caught a game-high nine passes for 81 yards and extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 87, including regular season and postseason games, with a 10-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Tied RB Terrell Davis for the most rushing yards by a player in his first four career playoff games with 515, gaining 90 yards on the ground in the game. Foster and Davis are the only two men in League history to rush for more than 500 yards in their first four playoff appearances.

 

MOST RUSHING YARDS, FIRST FOUR PLAYOFF GAMES OF CAREER                                  

Player                           Team                                     Postseason(s)   Yards

Arian Foster               Houston Texans               2011-12                515

Terrell Davis               Denver Broncos                1996-97                515

Fred Taylor                 Jacksonville Jaguars        1998-99                493

John Riggins               Washington Redskins     1976, 1982           474

Eric Dickerson            Los Angeles Rams            1983-85                470

Eddie George            Tennessee Titans             1999                       449

 

·         Moved into 43rd on the NFL’s all-time postseason rushing list with 515 career yards.

 

·         Finished the game with 153 yards from scrimmage (90 rushing, 63 receiving) to raise his career total to 663. His career average of 165.8 scrimmage yards per game in the playoffs is the highest in NFL playoff history.

 

MOST SCRIMMAGE YARDS PER GAME, NFL POSTSEASON HISTORY                                 

                                                                                                                        Total      Tot. Yds

Player                                   G     Rush      Yards     Rec.       Yards     Yards     /Game

Arian Foster                       4      105         515         23           148         663         165.8

Terrell Davis                       8      204         1,140     19           131         1,271     158.9

Merril Hoge                        3      39           247         14           129         376         125.3

Larry Fitzgerald                 6      0              0              42           705         705         117.5

Marcus Allen                      16   267         1,347     53           530         1,877     117.3

 

·         Scored a touchdown in his fourth consecutive playoff game when he reached the end zone on a 1-yard scoring run in the second quarter.

 

CB BRANDON HARRIS

·         Made his first career postseason start when the Texans defense opened the game with six defensive backs on the field.

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal to end the first half, surpassing his previous career-high of 53-yards set in 2009.

 

FS SHILOH KEO

·         Made his first career postseason start when the Texans defense opened the game with six defensive backs on the field.

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Finished the game with 95 receiving yards on eight catches, raising his postseason career total to 358 yards in four games. His average of 89.5 yards per game in the postseason is the sixth-highest in League playoff history.

 

MOST RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME, NFL PLAYOFF HISTORY

Player                           G             Rec         Yds         Avg        Lg            TD           Yds/G

Larry Fitzgerald         6              42           705         16.8        64t          9              117.5

Hakeem Nicks           4              28           444         15.9        72t          4              111.0

Tom Fears                   6              30           587         19.6        -              5              97.8

Steve Smith                8              47           782         16.6        70           7              97.8

Charlie Brown            7              31           643         20.7        *60         3              91.9

Andre Johnson         4              25           358         14.3        40t          1              89.5

 

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 106, including regular season and postseason games, with an 11-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

·         Scored the first two-point conversion in Texans postseason history when he leapt to haul in a throw from QB Matt Schaub in the fourth quarter.

 

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Returned the opening kickoff 94 yards to the New England 12-yard line to set up a 27-yard field goal by K Shayne Graham. It was the longest kickoff return of his career in both regular season and postseason play and was the longest in Texans postseason history. His previous longs were 83 yards vs. New Orleans on 12/11/08 as a Chicago Bear and 60 yards in the 2011 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore on 1/15/12. That return was also on the opening kick of the game.

 

·         Set an AFC Divisional Playoff record with 216 kickoff return yards in the game, bettering the previous mark of 208 yards by Dante Hall of Kansas City vs. Indianapolis on 1.11.04. It was the third-most kick return yards in NFL postseason history.

 

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS, GAME, POSTSEASON HISTORY

Player                           Date                Tm      Opp   KR     Yds     Avg    Lg        TD

Andre Coleman        1/29/1995      SD       SF       8        244     30.5    98t      1

Ellis Hobbs                   1/21/2007      NE      Ind     6        220     36.7    80       0

Danieal Manning     1/13/2013      Hou   NE      4        216     54.0    94       0

Tim Dwight                 1/31/1999      Atl      Den    5        210     42.0    94t      1

Dante Hall                   1/11/2004      KC       Ind     7        208     29.7    92t      1

 

·         Averaged 54.0 yards per kickoff return, gaining 216 yards on four returns. That was the second-highest return average in NFL playoff history behind only Speedy Duncan’s 56.7-yard average (3-170) for Washington vs. San Francisco on 12/26/71.

 

HIGHEST KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE, GAME, POSTSEASON HISTORY

Player                           Date                Tm      Opp   KR     Yds     Avg    Lg        TD

Speedy Duncan        12/26/1971   Was   SF       3        170     56.7    -          0

Danieal Manning     1/13/2013      Hou   NE      4        216     54.0    94       0

Trindon Holliday       1/12/2013      Den    Bal      3        158     52.7    104t   1

Ed Podolak                  12/25/1971   KC       Mia    3        154     51.3    -          0

Speedy Duncan        12/26/1964   SD       Buf     3        147     49.0    -          0

Fulton Walker            1/30/1983      Mia    Was   4        190     47.5    98t      1

 

WR DeVIER POSEY

·         Made his first career reception in postseason play when he hauled in a 24-yard pass in the second quarter.

 

·         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he dove to haul in a 25-yard scoring throw from QB Matt Schaub in the fourth quarter.

 

OLB BROOKS REED

·         Teamed with DE J.J. Watt to sack New England QB Tom Brady for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, extending his streak of consecutive playoff games with a sack to four. Reed and Watt are tied for the most sacks in team playoff history with 5.0 apiece.

 

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Threw for 343 yards in the game, giving him the first 300-yard passing game in Texans postseason history, and finished the game with a passer rating of 90.6, completing 34-of-51 passes for 343 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

 

·         Threw his first career touchdown pass in postseason play when he hit WR DeVier Posey for a 25-yard score in the fourth quarter.

 

·         Tossed his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit RB Arian Foster for a 1-yard touchdown

 

DE J.J. WATT

·         Teamed with OLB Brooks Reed to sack New England QB Tom Brady for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, extending his streak of consecutive playoff games with a sack to four. Watt and Reed are tied for the most sacks in team playoff history with 5.0 apiece.

 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

·         FB Tyler Clutts and WR Lestar Jean made their playoff debuts in the game

 

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

 

·         Captains for the Texans were 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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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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Postgame notes: Vikings 23, Texans 6

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

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

THE TEXANS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

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

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

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

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

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

 

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

 

 

 

ILB BRADIE JAMES

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

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

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

 

Player                       Games to 800           Career Total

Marvin Harrison                          131                      1,102

ANDRE JOHNSON                     137                         806

Torry Holt                                  142                         920

Jimmy Smith                              149                         862

Jerry Rice                                  152                      1,549

 

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

 

Player                                             100-Catch Seasons

Wes Welker                                                                 5

ANDRE JOHNSON                                                      4

Jerry Rice                                                                    4

Marvin Harrison                                                           4

Brandon Marshall                                                         4

Reggie Wayne                                                             4

 

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

 

Player                          Year           Age              Yards

Jerry Rice                     1994              33                1,848

Marvin Harrison             2002              30                1,722

Jimmy Smith                 1999              30                1,636

Wes Welker                   2011              30                1,569

Jerry Rice                     1993              31                1,503

Jerry Rice                     1994              32                1,499

Randy Moss                 2007              30                1,493

Stanley Morgan             1986              31                1,491

Brett Perriman*              1995              30                1,488

ANDRE JOHNSON        2012              31                1,457

Don Maynard                1967              32                1,434

Tim Brown                     1997              31                1,408

Muhsin Muhammad       2004              31                1,405

* Turned 30 on Oct. 10, 1995

 

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

 

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

 

SS EDDIE PLEASANT

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

 

FS GLOVER QUIN

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

 

DE J.J. WATT

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

 

Player                          Year, Team          G         Sacks

Michael Strahan*           2001 NYG            16            22.5

Jared Allen                    2011 Min             16            22.0

Mark Gastineau             1984 NYJ            16            22.0

Chris Doleman              1989 Min             16            21.0

Reggie White*               1987 Phi              12            21.0

J.J. WATT                    2012 HOU            15            20.5

Lawrence Taylor^*          1986 NYG            16            20.5

Derrick Thomas             1990 KC              15            20.0

DeMarcus Ware             2008 Dal              16            20.0

^ Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player

* Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year

 

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

 

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

 

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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Postgame notes: Texans 29, Colts 17

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 16, 2012 – 6:33 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from Week 15 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans beat the Indianapolis Colts 29-17:

THE WIN

·         Clinched Houston’s second consecutive AFC South division championship.

·         Gave Houston its 12th win on the year, extending the team’s franchise-record win total.

·         Improved Houston’s home record to 6-1 on the year. The six wins matches the most in a season in team history. Houston went 6-2 at home in 2007 and 2008.

·         Was Houston’s fifth against AFC South opponents this season, which is the most in team history. Houston went 4-2 against the AFC South in 2004 and 2011.

·         Was Houston’s third consecutive win over Indianapolis at Reliant Stadium and improved the Texans’ record against the Colts to 4-17 all-time and 4-7 at Reliant Stadium.

·         Was Houston’s fourth consecutive home victory, which tied the franchise record. Houston previously won four consecutive home games from 11/18/07 – 12/30/07.

·         Improved Head Coach Gary Kubiak’s career record to 59-51 and 35-20 at Reliant Stadium.

·         Improved QB Matt Schaub’s career record with the Texans to 44-34 overall and 26-12 at Reliant Stadium.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Had a 150-yard rusher and a 150-yard receiver in the same game for the first time in franchise history. RB Arian Foster finished with 165 yards on the ground and WR Andre Johnson had 151 receiving yards.

·         Won time of possession for the 12th time this season, holding the ball for 33:06. The Texans are 11-1 this season when winning time of possession.

·         Outrushed Indianapolis 178-124. Houston improved to 11-0 this season and 48-16 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

·         Ran the ball 32 times for 178 yards, improving Houston’s record to 43-5 under Kubiak when running the ball 30 or more times

·         Scored on their first possession for the sixth time this season, capping their opening drive with a 29-yard field goal from K Shayne Graham. The Texans improved to 6-0 this season when scoring on their opening possession.

·         Scored first for the eighth time this season. The Texans improved to 8-0 when opening the scoring.

·         Led after the first quarter for the eighth time this season and led at halftime and after three quarters for the tenth time in each situation. The Texans are 8-0 when leading after the opening period and 10-0 when leading at halftime and after three quarters.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Forced their 28th turnover of the season when DE J.J. Watt forced a fumble at the goal line and ILB Tim Dobbins recovered the ball.

·         Sacked Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck five times in the game. It was the 13th time in team history and second game this year in which the Texans defense registered five or more sacks. The Texans recorded a season-high six sacks in Week 13 at Tennessee (12/2).

·         Held Indianapolis to 17 points. It was the ninth game this season in which Houston’s defense held an opponent below 20 points.

·         Limited the Indianapolis offense to 272 total yards. It was the sixth game this season in which Houston has held its opponent below 300 net yards of offense.

·         Held Indianapolis to 1-of-8 (13 percent) on third-down attempts. It was the ninth game this season in which the Texans limited their opponent to a third-down conversion rate of less than 30 percent.

ILB BRYAN BRAMAN

·         Blocked his second punt of the season, setting a team-single season record, and recovered it for the first touchdown of his career in the second quarter.

BLOCKED PUNTS FOR TD, TEXANS HISTORY

Player                    Opponent                                      Date

Bryan Braman         vs. Indianapolis                     12/16/2012

Bryan Braman         vs. Green Bay                       10/14/2012

Ramon Walker         at San Francisco                       1/1/2006

Antwan Peek           at Denver                                11/7/2004

Ramon Walker         vs. New England                   11/23/2003

Jimmy McClain        at Washington                       12/22/2002

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 81 with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Recovered a fumble for the fourth time this season, setting a team single-season record, when he fell on the ball near the Houston goal line in the second quarter.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Topped 100 rushing yards for the seventh time this season and the 23rd time in his career. He topped the century mark on a gain of 26 yards in the fourth quarter.

·         Finished with a season-high 165 yards on 27 carries. The yardage total was the third-highest of his career and was the third time in three starts against Indianapolis that Foster has surpassed 150 rushing yards.

ARIAN FOSTER vs. INDIANAPOLIS

Date                  Att.        Yds.        Avg.          Lg.           TD

9/12/2010            33          231           7.0            42             3

12/16/2012           27          165           6.1            31             0

12/22/2011           23          158           6.9            30             1

11/1/2010            15          102           6.8            33             1

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Tied a franchise single-game record with five made field goals. His six field goal attempts were the second-most in Texans history. Kris Brown attempted seven field goals (five made) at Miami on 9/7/03.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Became the third-fastest player in NFL history to surpass 11,000 career receiving yards, doing so in his 136th career game. He topped the milestone on a 16-yard catch on the last play of the third quarter.

FASTEST PLAYERS TO 11,000 RECEIVING YARDS

Player                    Career       Gms to 11,000    Career Yds

Jerry Rice               1984-04                      131           22,895

Torry Holt                1999-09                      131           13,382

Andre Johnson      2003-12                      136           11,016

Michael Irvin            1988-99                      137           11,904

Randy Moss*          1998-12                      141           15,184

* Moss plays later tonight

·         Joined New England WR Wes Welker as the only players in NFL history to have 16 career games with 10 or more catches and 100 or more yards.

MOST GAMES, 10+ CATCHES, 100+ YARDS

Player                    GP                10-100 Gms     Pct. Of GP

Andre Johnson      136                              16          11.76%

Wes Welker*           137                              16          11.68%

Jerry Rice               303                              15            4.95%

Marvin Harrison       190                              14            7.37%

Brandon Marshall    105                              14          13.33%

* Welker plays later tonight

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 96 with a 9-yard catch on the first play of the game.

·         Caught his fourth touchdown pass of the season when he hauled in a 3-yard pass from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter.

·         Caught four passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. The yardage total was tied for the second-most in the opening quarter in a game in his career. He previously had 74 yards on three catches earlier this year vs. Jacksonville (11/18). His career high for first-quarter yardage is 77 yards vs. Seattle on 12/13/09.

·         Passed WR Joey Galloway (10,950) for 28th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list. He entered the game needing 86 yards to pass Galloway and did so on his fifth catch of the game, a 5-yard gain in the second quarter.

·         Surpassed 100 receiving yards for the 43rd time in his career and the fifth time this season, doing so on a 22-yard catch in the second quarter, his sixth catch of the game.

·         Topped the century mark before halftime for the eighth time in his career and the second time this season, finishing the half with seven receptions for 107 yards. He previously had seven catches for 132 yards in the first half in Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/18).

C CHRIS MYERS

·         Started his 78th consecutive game for the Texans, moving him past DE/OLB Mario Williams for third on the franchise’s all-time consecutive starts list.

WR DeVIER POSEY

·         Finished with career highs in receptions and yards, catching three passes for 46 yards. He entered the game with one career reception for 19 yards, which came last week at New England (12/10).

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Knocked down a pass on Indianapolis’ first drive to force a punt. The pass defensed was his 14th of the season, matching a career high. He also had 14 passes defensed in 2010.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Threw his 120th career touchdown pass and his 22nd of the season when he hit WR Andre Johnson for a 3-yard score in the first quarter.

·         Finished with a passer rating of 109.7 after completing 23-of-31 passes for 261 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Schaub has had a passer rating of better than 100 in six of his seven home starts this season.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

·         Sacked Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter. The sack gave Smith 6.0 on the season, leaving him a half-sack shy of his career high of 6.5 set in 2011.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Now has 19.5 sacks and 15 passes defensed on the season. His 34.5 combined sacks and passes defensed are the most by a player in since 1991 when passes defensed became an official statistic. Hall of Fame DB Rod Woodson had the previous high with 32.0 (30 passes defensed, 2.0 sacks) in 1993.

SINGLE-SEASON COMBINED SACKS AND PASSES DEFENSED (since 1991)

Player, Pos                  Team      Year   Sacks        PD       Total

J.J. Watt, DE                Hou        2012      19.5         15         34.5

Rod Woodson, CB*       Pit          1993        2.0         30         32.0

Darrelle Revis, CB#       NYJ        2009        0.0         31         31.0

* Named Defensive Player of the Year

# Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year

·         Increased his sack total to 19.5 on the year, which is the sixth-most in NFL history by a defensive lineman and is tied for the ninth-most in League history overall.

MOST SACKS, SEASON, DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Player                    Team      Year   Sacks

Michael Strahan       NYG       2001      22.5

Jared Allen              Min         2011      22.0

Mark Gastineau       NYJ        1984      22.0

Chris Doleman        Min         1989      21.0

Reggie White          Phi         1987      21.0

J.J. Watt                 Hou        2012      19.5

·         Tied his career high with his third sack of the game when he tackled Luck for a 4-yard loss in the fourth quarter. Watt previously had 3.0 sacks in Week 12 at Detroit (11/22). He has seven games this season with more than 1.0 sack.

·         Forced a fumble for the third consecutive game when he jarred the ball out of Indianapolis RB Mewelde Moore’s arms at the goal line in the second quarter.

·         Led the team and tied a career high with 10 tackles, all solo stops, including six tackles for loss. He also had four quarterback hits and one forced fumble.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, T Andrew Gardner, RB Jonathan Grimes, NT Terrell McClain, 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, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

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

·         Total paid attendance was 71,702. That was tied for the second-highest regular season attendance in team history, matching the total from Week 6 earlier this year vs. Green Bay (10/14).


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Postgame notes: Patriots 42, Texans 14

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 11, 2012 – 12:08 am

FOXBORO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from Week 14 at Gillette Stadium, where the Texans lost 42-14 to the New England Patriots:

THE TEXANS

·         Failed to score first for the sixth time this season. Houston fell to 4-2 when allowing its opponents to score first thus far this season.

·         Trailed after one quarter for the fourth time this season and trailed at halftime and after three quarters for the third time this season. Houston fell to 2-2, 1-2 and 1-2 in each instance, respectively.

·         Lost the time of possession battle for the second time this season, holding the ball for 29:11. It was the first time this season that Houston’s time of possession was less than 30:00, since the only other instance in which the Texans lost time of possession was an overtime game at Detroit in Week 12 (11/22).

·         Finished with an even turnover margin for the second time this season. Houston gave the ball away once and had one takeaway in the game. The Texans fell to 1-1 in such instances.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught a 30-yard pass in the third quarter, matching his long for the season. He also had a 30-yard catch in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8), also on Monday Night Football.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 80 with a 13-yard catch in the first quarter. The catch was also the 350th of his career.

RB JUSTIN FORSETT

·         Caught his 100th career pass on a 14-yard screen pass in the first quarter. Forsett entered the game with 99 career receptions in five seasons.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored his 14th rushing touchdown of the season on a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter, passing RB Domanick Williams’ total of 13 rushing touchdowns in 2004 for the second-most in team history. Foster holds the franchise single-season record with 16 rushing touchdowns in 2010.

·         Caught his longest pass of the season when he took a screen pass 23 yards in the second quarter. Foster’s previous long was an 18-yard catch in Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16).

·         Established a season high with 39 receiving yards in the game, bettering his previous high of 37 yards from Week 2 at Jacksonville (9/16).

WR LESTAR JEAN

·         Caught his second pass of the game, a gain of 7 yards in the second quarter. It marked Jean’s first career game with multiple receptions.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Surpassed 1,200 receiving yards in a season for the fourth time in his career, topping the milestone on his seventh catch, a gain of 5 yards in the third quarter. Johnson entered the game with 1,114 yards on the year.

·         Passed Gary Clark (10,856) for 29th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list. Johnson now has 10,865 career receiving yards.

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 95 with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

P DONNIE JONES

·         Punted seven times with five traveling at least 50 yards, including punts of 59, 57 and 56 yards, giving him at least one punt of 55 yards or longer in 11 of Houston’s 13 games this season.

FS SHILOH KEO

·         Registered his first career interception when he picked off a deflected pass from Patriots QB Ryan Mallett in the fourth quarter.

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Sacked New England QB Tom Brady for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter. The sack gave him 6.0 on the season, tying the franchise rookie sack record set by OLB Brooks Reed in 2011.

NT EARL MITCHELL

·         Forced a fumble in the first quarter. It was his first career forced fumble.

WR DEVIER POSEY

·         Recorded his first career catch when he hauled in a 19-yard pass from QB T.J. Yates in the fourth quarter.

CB STANFORD ROUTT

·         Made his debut as a Texan, seeing action on special teams and as a reserve on defense.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Surpassed 20,000 career passing yards as a member of the Houston Texans. He entered the game with 19,965 yards as a Texan and topped the milestone on a 13-yard completion to TE Owen Daniels, his fourth pass attempt of the game.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter. It was his second forced fumble of the season and the second of his career.

QB T.J. YATES

·         Scored his first career rushing touchdown on a quarterback keeper from 1 yard away in the fourth quarter.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell TE Garrett Graham, NT Terrell McClain, 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, Johnson, Smith and Watt went to midfield for the pregame coin toss. ILB Brian Cushing, who is on the reserved/injured list, joined his fellow captains at midfield.

·         The Patriots won the toss and deferred their option until the second half. Houston received the opening kickoff.


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Postgame notes: Texans 34, Lions 31

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 22, 2012 – 6:07 pm

DETROIT — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from Week 12 at Ford Field, where the Texans beat the Detroit Lions in overtime 34-31:

THE WIN

·         Was the 75th victory in Houston Texans regular-season history.

·         Improved the Texans’ record to 10-1 on the season. The 10 wins matches the most in one season in team history. Houston went 10-6 in 2011.

·         Made the Houston Texans the third team in NFL history to play two overtime games in a five-day span. The others involved the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears in 1994. Both teams went to overtime on Nov. 26 before playing each other and going to overtime on Dec. 1.

·         Was the second consecutive overtime win for the Texans and improved Houston’s overtime record to 3-7 all-time and 2-2 on the road.

·         Was Houston’s fifth consecutive win on the road, which is the longest such streak in team history.

·         Gave Houston its second five-game win streak of the season, the second-longest winning streak in team history behind a seven-game streak from 10/23/11-12/11/11.

·         Improved Houston’s record against Detroit to 2-1 and was the Texans’ first win at Ford Field.

·         Improved the Texans’ record against the NFC North to 2-1 on the season.

·         Improved Head Coach Gary Kubiak’s record to 57-50 overall, 23-30 on the road and 3-3 in overtime.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Gained 501 total yards in the game. It was the fifth-most yards gained in a game in team history and the fifth 500-yard outing in team history. Following the 640-yard outing on Sunday vs. Jacksonville, it marks the first time in team history that the Texans posted back-to-back 500-yard games.

·         Overcame a double-digit deficit to win for the second consecutive game. The 10-point deficit

·         Outrushed the Lions 205-106. Houston improved to 9-0 this season and 46-16 under Head Coach Gary Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

·         Trailed at the end of the first quarter for the third time this season. Houston improved to 2-1 when trailing after the opening period.

·         Trailed at halftime for the second time this season. Houston improved to 1-1 this season when trailing at intermission.

·         Were tied after three quarters for the first time this season. Houston has led going into the fourth quarter in eight games and trailed twice.

·         Lost the time of possession for the first time this season, holding the ball for 35:38 to Detroit’s 37:01. It ended a streak of 11 consecutive games in which Houston won the time of possession battle.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Gave up their first rushing touchdown of the season when Detroit RB Mikel Leshoure scored from 2 yards out to cap the Lions’ first drive of the game. Houston had not allowed a rushing touchdown in the first 219 opponent rushing attempts this season.

·         Forced a turnover for the 20th time this season when SS Danieal Manning pried the ball away from Detroit TE Brandon Pettigrew in overtime.

G BRANDON BROOKS

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field as part of the kick protection unit on an extra point in the second quarter. He was inactive for Houston’s first 10 games this season.

CB ROC CARMICHAEL

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field for the opening kickoff. He spent his rookie season on the Reserve/Injured list with a shoulder injury and was inactive for Houston’s first 10 games this season.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Caught his career-best sixth touchdown pass of the season when he hauled in a 9-yard scoring throw from QB Matt Schaub in the second quarter. Daniels had five touchdowns in 2006 and 2009.

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 78 with a 7-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Started his 86th game, which ties him with WR Kevin Walter and former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

RB JUSTIN FORSETT

·         Scored on an 81-yard run in the third quarter. It was the longest run of his career and the longest run in Texans franchise history. Forsett’s previous long was a 35-yard run vs. Tampa Bay on 12/20/09 as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. The previous long for the Texans was a 74-yard touchdown run by Arian Foster on 10/3/10 at Oakland.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored his 40th career rushing touchdown on a 6-yard run in the second quarter. The touchdown was his 11th of the year on the ground and his 13th overall this season.

·         Surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the season on a 7-yard run in the third quarter. He entered the game with 962 yards on the season. Foster is the first Texans back to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards three times.

·         Topped 100 rushing yards for the sixth consecutive game on the road. He finished the day with 102 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns.

·         Found the end zone for the second time in the game when he scored from a yard out in the fourth quarter. It was Foster’s third game this season with multiple touchdowns and the 14th of his career.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Kicked his fifth career game-winning field goal when he connected on a 32-yarder in overtime.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and his second in a row. He finished the game with nine catches for 188 yards. The 188 yards were the fifth-most in his career.

·         Has gained 461 yards in his last two games. That two-game total is the most in NFL history by a player in consecutive games. The previous high two-game total was by Chad Johnson for Cincinnati, who had 260 yards vs. San Diego on 11/12/06 and 190 at New Orleans on 11/19/06 for a total of 450 yards.

·         Surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the sixth time in his career. He entered the game with 870 yards on the season.

·         Passed Hall of Fame RB Marshall Faulk (767) for 26th on the NFL’s all-time reception list and WR Keyshawn Johnson (10,571) for 31st on the League’s all-time receiving yards list when he juggled and caught a 43-yard pass in the second quarter. The reception gave him 768 catches for 10,606 yards.

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 93 with a 37-yard catch in the second quarter.

P DONNIE JONES

·         Punted three times in the first quarter and had each punt downed inside the Detroit 20-yard line. His first two punts traveled 52 and 53 yards, and his third was a 36-yarder that was downed at the Lions 10-yard line.

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Forced a fumble for the third consecutive game when he ripped the ball out of Detroit TE Brandon Pettigrew’s arms in overtime. He became the seventh player in Texans history to force three or more fumbles in one season.

·         Led the team with nine tackles, including eight solos, and had two passes defensed in addition to his forced fumble.

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Passed RB Vernand Morency for the second-most kickoff return yards by a rookie in Texans history. Morency had 437 yards as a rookie in 2005. WR Jerome Mathis holds the club rookie record with 1,542 yards, also in 2005.

C CHRIS MYERS

·         Started his 75th consecutive game with the Texans and his 91st consecutive game overall.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Started his 75th game for the Texans and improved his record to 42-33.

·         Orchestrated the fifth game-tying drive and the 10th game-winning drive of his career.

·         Surpassed 300 passing yards for the second consecutive game, completing 29-of-48 pass attempts for 315 yards with a touchdown and an interception, giving him a passer rating of 78.0.

·         Threw his 19th touchdown pass of the season and the 117th of his career when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 9-yard score in the second quarter.

ILB DARRYL SHARPTON

·         Recovered a fumble for the first time in his career when he fell on a ball that was ripped out by SS Danieal Manning in overtime.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

·         Established a career single-season high with his third pass defensed of the year when he tipped a pass by Detroit QB Matt Stafford on the first play of the second quarter. Smith had two passes defensed in 2010 and 2011.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Started his 86th game, which ties him with TE Owen Daniels and former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Broke the Texans single-season sack record on his third sack of the game. The sack gave him 14.5 on the year, topping the previous mark of 14.0 by Mario Williams in 2007.

·         Batted down his 12th and 13th passes of the season when he deflected a throw in the third quarter and another in overtime. His 13 passes defensed tied the NFL record for most by a defensive lineman in a season. Hall of Fame DE Reggie White had 13 passes defensed in 1991.

·         Became the second player since sacks became an official stat in 1982 to record 14 or more sacks and 13 or more passes defensed in the same season. Hall of Fame DE Reggie White had 15.0 sacks and 13 passes defensed for Philadelphia in 1991.

·         Set a career high with 3.0 sacks in the game, topping his previous best of 2.5 in Week 3 this season at Denver (9/25). It was the sixth time in Texans history that a player had 3.0 or more sacks in a game.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were NT Shaun Cody, ILB Tim Dobbins, T Andrew Gardner, CB Johnathan Joseph, WR DeVier Posey, RB Ben Tate and G Cody White.

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

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


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Postgame notes: Texans 13, Bears 6

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

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

THE WIN

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

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

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

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

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ILB TIM DOBBINS

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

RB JUSTIN FORSETT

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

RB ARIAN FOSTER

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

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

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

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

ILB BRADIE JAMES

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

CB KAREEM JACKSON

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

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

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

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

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

P DONNIE JONES

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

SS DANIEAL MANNING

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

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

FS GLOVER QUIN

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

QB MATT SCHAUB

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

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

LG WADE SMITH

·         Started the 75th game of his career.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, NT Shaun Cody, TE Owen Daniels, SSTroy Nolan, RB Ben Tate and G Cody White.

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

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


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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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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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Postgame notes: Texans 23, Jets 17

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 9, 2012 – 12:07 am

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 23-17 Week 5 victory over the New York Jets on Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium:

THE WIN

·         Improved the Texans’ record on the season to 5-0, marking the first 5-0 start by a professional football team in Houston history.

·         Gave Houston five consecutive wins for the second time in franchise history and the second time in as many seasons.

·         Gave the Texans their first victory over the New York Jets in franchise history, improving Houston’s record to 1-5 against the Jets.

·         Improved Houston’s record on Monday Night Football to 2-3 and improved the team’s record in prime time to 4-8.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Won the time of possession battle for the fifth time this season, holding the ball for 35:16.

·         Outrushed New York 169-69. The Texans are 4-0 this season and 41-15 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

·         Ran the ball 35 times for 169 yards and improved to 37-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.

·         Scored on their opening possession for the third time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the second consecutive game.

·         Scored first for the third time this season.

·         Scored a field goal for the 15th consecutive game, tying a team record, when K Shayne Graham booted a 27-yard field goal to end the first half.

·         Have scored 44 points off of 11 takeaways this season.

·         Were tied after one quarter for the first time this season. Houston has led after the first quarter in three games and trailed once.

·         Led at halftime and after three quarters for the fifth time this season in both instances. Houston has led at intermission and going into the last quarter in every game this season.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Held their opponent to fewer than 20 points for the fourth time this season.

·         Limited the Jets offense to 4-of-14 (29 percent) on third down in the game. It marked the third game this season in which the Texans held their opponents below 30 percent on third down.

·         Held the Jets offense to fewer than 20 yards on nine of New York’s 11 full possessions, not including the one-play drive to end the game.

·         Forced multiple turnovers for the third time this season and second consecutive game.

·         Helped the Texans win the turnover battle for the fourth time this season. Houston improved to 4-0 this year and 31-7 under Head Coach Gary Kubiak in games with a positive turnover margin.

·         Allowed a touchdown in the first quarter for the first time this season when the Jets scored on a 27-yard pass with 4:07 remaining in the period.

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

·         Improved his career record to 52-49 overall and 21-30 on the road.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Established a season high with 53 yards on four catches, bettering his previous high of 36 yards set last week vs. Tennessee (9/30).

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Caught a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game, hauling in a 34-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub on Houston’s opening drive, tying his career-long streak. He previously caught touchdowns in consecutive games from 9/18/11 – 10/2/11.

·         Led the team in receiving yardage for the third time this season, catching four passes for a team-best 79 yards and a touchdown.

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 73 with a 14-yard catch on Houston’s opening drive.

·         Started the 82nd game of his career, moving him past Mario Williams for fourth place on the franchise’s all-time game started list.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Surpassed 5,000 scrimmage yards with a run of 8 yards in the fourth quarter. He entered the game with 4,835 career yards from scrimmage.

·         Became the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach the 5,000-yard plateau, doing so in his 40th career game. Only Edgerrin James (36) and Eric Dickerson (39) did so in fewer games.

·         Surpassed 3,500 career rushing yards on a 46-yard gain in the first quarter. Foster entered the game with 3,477 career yards. The 46-yard gain was his longest of the season and the third-longest of his career.

·         Scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season when he found the end zone from 13 yards in the second quarter. Foster tied a franchise record by scoring a touchdown in seven consecutive regular-season games. Domanick Davis scored in seven straight games from 11/21/04 – 1/2/05. Counting the playoffs, Foster has scored in eight straight games.

·         Rushed for 100 yards in the first half. That was the most before halftime in his career. Foster rushed for 99 yards in the first half twice, vs. San Diego on 11/7/10 and vs. Jacksonville on 1/2/11. His 100 first-half yards were the third-most in team history in the opening half.

·         Recorded his 19th career 100-yard game and his third of the season, finishing the night with 152 yards on 29 carries and one touchdown. It marked his fifth game with more than 150 rushing yards.

·         Has surpassed 100 rushing yards in all three road games this season and in four consecutive road games dating back to last season.

CB KAREEM JACKSON

·         Established a new single-season high with his third pick of the season late in the fourth quarter. Jackson has intercepted passes in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

·         Surpassed 5,000 scrimmage yards with a run of 8 yards in the fourth quarter. He entered the game with 4,835 career yards from scrimmage.

ILB BRADIE JAMES

·         Teamed with CB Brice McCain to sack Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter.

·         Led the team in tackles for the first time this season, finishing with a season-high eight tackles and a half-sack..

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 87 with a 15-yard catch in the third quarter.

P DONNIE JONES

·         Punted six times for an average of 40.2 yards per punt and had four of his kicks downed inside the Jets 20-yard line. None of Jones’ punts on the night were returned.

CB BRICE MCCAIN

·         Intercepted his first pass of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked off Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter. McCain returned the interception 86 yards, which was the third-longest return in franchise history.

·         Registered his first career sack when he teamed with ILB Bradie James to tackle Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter.

WR DEVIER POSEY

·         Recorded his first offensive touch when he carried an end-around for a 3-yard loss in the first quarter.

OLB BROOKS REED

·         Registered his second sack of the season when he dropped Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter.

·         Forced a fumble for the first time in his career when he stripped Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Threw his 100th touchdown pass as a Texan when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 34-yard score on Houston’s opening drive.

·         Improved his record as the Texans’ starting quarterback to 37-32 and won his ninth consecutive start.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Surpassed 4,000 career receiving yards with his first catch of the game, a gain of 9 yards. Walter entered the game with 3,992 career yards.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Deflected his sixth pass of the season late in the second quarter, causing an interception by CB Brice McCain, and knocked down his second pass of the game and his seventh of the year to prevent a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Of Watt’s seven passes defensed on the year, three have resulted in Texans interceptions.

·         Sacked Jets QB Mark Sanchez for a loss of 5 yards in the fourth quarter. The sack gave him 8.5 on the season, which is the most in the NFL through five weeks of the season.

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a sack to five, which is tied for the second-longest streak in team history. Mario Williams had sacks in six consecutive games during the 2007 season (11/18/07 – 12/23/07).

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, SS Quintin Demps, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, WR Lestar Jean and RB Ben Tate.

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

·         The Jets won the toss and elected to defer their option to the second half. Houston received the opening kickoff.

·         The crowd of 79,088 was the second-largest that the Texans have played in front of on the road. The only larger crowd was 88,240 at Washington on 9/19/10.


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