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    Friday, October 24
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
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  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis and nose tackle Jerrel Powe at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT 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
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    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

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  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
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    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

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  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador and former linebacker Danny Clark at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 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

Texans-Patriots Divisional Playoff inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 13, 2013 – 2:09 pm

FOXBORO — Here are the inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
30 CB Stanford Routt
49 ILB Cameron Collins
62 G Antoine Caldwell
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes

Patriots inactives
16 WR Kamar Allen
26 S Derrick Martin
41 CB Malcolm Williams
65 OL Nick McDonald
66 OL Markus Zusevics
86 TE Daniel Fells
92 DE Jake Bequette

Patriots starting lineup changes


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Texans-Bengals Wild Card inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 2:13 pm

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

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
30 CB Stanford Routt
40 FB Tyler Clutts
62 G Antoine Caldwell
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes
Barrett Ruud will start at inside linebacker for Tim Dobbins, who was placed on IR on Friday.

Bengals inactives
11 WR Dane Sanzenbacher
25 CB Jason Allen
33 S Chris Crocker
34 HB Daniel Herron
75 DT Devon Still
79 DT Brandon Thompson
89 TE Richard Quinn

Bengals starting lineup changes
Marvin Jones will start at wide receiver for Brandon Tate. Kyle Cook will start at center for Trevor Robinson. Robert Geathers will start at defensive end for Carlos Dunlap. Nate Clements will start at strong safety for Chris Crocker.


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Texans-Colts inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 30, 2012 – 10:52 am

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 17 game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
22 CB Alan Ball
30 CB Stanford Routt
58 OLB Brooks Reed
62 G Antoine Caldwell
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes
Whitney Mercilus will start at outside linebacker for Brooks Reed.

Colts inactives
10 WR Nathan Palmer
28 S Tom Zbikowski
34 RB Delone Carter
64 C Samson Satele
78 T Tony Hills
90 DE Cory Redding
99 NT Antonio Johnson

Colts starting lineup changes
A.Q. Shipley will start at center for Samson Satele. Lawrence Guy will start at defensive end for Cory Redding. Martin Tevaseu will start at nose tackle for Antonio Johnson. Joe Lefeged will start at strong safety for Tom Zbikowski.


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Texans-Vikings inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 23, 2012 – 10:42 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
22 CB Alan Ball
27 S Quintin Demps
30 CB Stanford Routt
62 G Antoine Caldwell
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes
None.

Vikings inactives

4 QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
11 WR Stephen Burton
27 CB Brandon Burton
57 LB Audie Cole
78 T Troy Kropog
91 DE D’Aundre Reed
96 DE Brian Robison

Vikings starting lineup changes
Everson Griffen will start at defensive end for Brian Robison.


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Texans-Colts inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 16, 2012 – 10:39 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
22 CB Alan Ball
43 RB Jonathan Grimes
58 OLB Brooks Reed
62 G Antoine Caldwell
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes
Whitney Mercilus will start at outside linebacker for Brooks Reed.

Colts inactives
10 WR Nathan Palmer
28 S Tom Zbikowski
34 RB Delone Carter
53 ILB Kavell Conner
64 C Samson Satele
66 DE Clifton Geathers
69 T Winston Justice

Colts starting lineup changes
A.Q. Shipley will start at center for Samson Satele. Jeff Linkenbach will start at right tackle for Winston Justice. Pat Angerer will start at Mike linebacker for Kavell Conner. Joe Lefeged will start at strong safety for Tom Zbikowski.


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Texans-Patriots inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 10, 2012 – 6:21 pm

FOXBORO — Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 14 game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
22 CB Alan Ball
58 OLB Brooks Reed
62 G Antoine Caldwell
67 G Cody White
75 T Derek Newton
88 TE Garrett Graham
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes
Ryan Harris will start at right tackle for Derek Newton. Whitney Mercilus will start at outside linebacker for Brooks Reed.

Patriots inactives
28 S Steve Gregory
46 RB James Develin
65 OL Nick McDonald
66 OL Markus Zusevics
87 TE Rob Gronkowski
92 DE Jake Bequette
97 DL Ron Brace

Patriots starting lineup changes
Aaron Hernandez will start at tight end for Rob Gronkowski.


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Postgame notes: Texans 43, Jaguars 37

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 18, 2012 – 6:44 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations department, notes from Week 11 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 43-37 in overtime:

THE WIN
•         Improved Houston’s record to 9-1 on the season, assuring a second consecutive winning season. It marks the first time in franchise history that the Texans have posted winning records in back-to-back years.
 
•         Improved Houston’s record in overtime to 2-7 all-time and 1-5 at Reliant Stadium.
 
•         Extended Houston’s winning streak against Jacksonville to five games, which is the longest win streak for either team in series history.
 
•         Improved Houston’s record against Jacksonville to 13-9 overall and 8-3 at Reliant Stadium.
 
•         Improved Head Coach Gary Kubiak’s record to 56-50 overall, 34-20 at home and 2-3 in overtime.
 
•         Improved QB Matt Schaub’s record as the Texans starting quarterback to 41-33 overall and 25-12 at Reliant Stadium.
 
THE TEXANS OFFENSE
•         Set a franchise record for total offense with 640 yards, bettering the previous high of 549 at Green Bay on 12/7/08. The 640 yards of total offense ranked seventh in NFL history and were the most since 11/10/02 when Pittsburgh gained 645 yards vs. Arizona.
 
•         Tied the franchise scoring record with 43 points. It matched the mark set against Baltimore in Week 7 this season (10/21).
 
•         The 80 combined points scored were the most in team history, topping the previous high of 74 combined points on 10/21/07 when Tennessee defeated Houston 38-36 at Reliant Stadium.
 
•         Overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win the game. It tied for the third-largest deficit overcome in a victory in franchise history. Houston last rallied from 14 down to win on 1/3/10 vs. New England. The team record is an 18-point comeback victory vs. Tennessee on 11/28/04.
 
•         Had more than 30:00 time of possession for the 10th time this season and the 11th consecutive regular-season game. Houston finished the game with 41:40 in time of possession, which is the second-highest possession total in team history behind the Week 2 win at Jacksonville in which they held the ball for 43:17 in regulation.
 
•         Outgained Jacksonville on the ground, 136-86. The Texans improved to 8-0 this season and 45-15 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.
 
•         Ran the ball 35 times in the game and improved to 41-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.
 
•         Scored on their opening drive for the fourth time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the third time this season. The last time Houston scored on its opening possession was in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).
 
•         Scored first for the sixth time this season and for the second consecutive game when QB Matt Schaub hit WR Keshawn Martin for a 9-yard score on the first possession of the game.
 
•         Were tied at the end of the first quarter for the second time this season. Houston was also tied after the opening period in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).
 
•         Were tied at halftime for the first time this season.
 
•         Trailed after three quarters for the second time this season. The only previous game in which Houston trailed going into the final period was in Week 6 vs. Green Bay (10/14).
 
THE TEXANS DEFENSE
•         Allowed a touchdown for the first time in nearly two and a half games when Jacksonville QB Chad Henne hit TE Marcedes Lewis for a 13-yard score with 2:56 left in the first quarter. That broke a streak of 157:40 of game time without allowing a touchdown. The last touchdown the Texans gave up came with 10:36 remaining in the third quarter of Houston’s Week 7 game vs. Baltimore (10/21).
 
•         Started the game by forcing a fumble for the second consecutive game. It was Houston’s 19th takeaway on the season.
 
HOUSTON TEXANS IN THE NFL RECORD BOOK
MISCELLANEOUS NOTE
•         This was the first game in NFL history in which two players each had more than 200 receiving yards. Houston WR Andre Johnson finished with 273 yards on 14 catches and Jacksonville WR Justin Blackmon had 236 yards on seven receptions.
 
THE TEXANS OFFENSE
•         Gained the seventh-most yards in a single game in NFL history with 640. It was the most in the League since 11/10/02 when Pittsburgh gained 645 yards vs. Arizona.
 
QB MATT SCHAUB
•         Tied for the second-most passing yards in a game in NFL history with 527. He joined Houston Oilers QB Warren Moon, who threw for 527 vs. Kansas City on 12/16/90. Norm Van Brocklin holds the NFL single-game passing record with 554 yards on 9/28/51 vs. the New York Yanks.
 
•         Tied for the second-most completions in a game in NFL history with 43. The last player to do so was Oakland QB Rich Gannon on 9/15/02 at Pittsburgh. New England QB Drew Bledsoe has the NFL record with 45 completions vs. Minnesota on 11/13/94, also in an overtime game.
 
WR ANDRE JOHNSON
•         Had the ninth-most receiving yards in a game in modern NFL history and the most since 2000 with 273. Flipper Anderson holds the NFL record with 336 yards on 11/26/89 vs. the New Orleans Saints. The last receiver with more yards in a game was Jacksonville WR Jimmy Smith, who had 291 vs. Baltimore on 9/10/2000.
 
•         Recorded his 15th career game with 10 or more receptions and 100 or more yards, tying Hall of Famer Jerry Rice and New England WR Wes Welker for the most such games in NFL history.
 
HOUSTON TEXANS PLAYER NOTES
TE JAMES CASEY
•         Caught his career-high second touchdown pass of the season and the third of his career when he hauled in a 1-yard scoring pass from QB Matt Schaub in the second quarter.
 
TE OWEN DANIELS
•         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 77 with a 10-yard catch in the first quarter.
 
ILB TIM DOBBINS
•         Recovered a fumble for the second consecutive game when he scooped up a loose ball after SS Danieal Manning jarred the ball out of Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert’s hand. It was Dobbins’ second recovery of the season and the fifth of his career.
 
RB JUSTIN FORSETT
•         Posted his longest run since the 2010 season when he ripped off a 30-yard gain in the first quarter. He had a 31-yard run vs. Carolina on 12/5/10.
 
•         Reached 1,500 career rushing yards with a 1-yard gain in overtime, his seventh carry of the game. He entered the game with 1,441 career yards.
 
RB ARIAN FOSTER
•         Topped 4,000 career rushing yards on his eighth carry of the game. He entered the game with 3,969 career rushing yards. Foster reached the milestone on his eighth carry of the game, a gain of three yards in the second quarter.
 
TE GARRETT GRAHAM
•         Hauled in a career-long 30-yard pass in the third quarter. His previous long was a gain of 27 yards earlier this year in Week 3 at Denver (9/27).
 
•         Set career highs in receptions, with eight; receiving yards, with 82; and touchdowns, with two. His previous highs were three catches, which he had done twice, 39 yards earlier this year at Denver (9/23) and one touchdown vs. Buffalo (11.4).
 
•         Caught his second career touchdown when he scored on a 1-yard toss from QB Matt Schaub in the fourth quarter. Graham has scored touchdowns in each of the last two home games.
 
WR LESTAR JEAN
•         Made his first career start when the Texans opened the game with four wide receivers. He finished with one catch for 11 yards.
 
WR ANDRE JOHNSON
•         Finished with 273 receiving yards on 14 catches, both career highs and franchise records, and scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime on a 48-yard catch and run. His 273 receiving yards were the seventh-most in modern NFL history.
 
•         Scored his third touchdown of the season and the 55th of his career when he took a quick screen pass and raced 48 yards to the end zone for the game-winning score in overtime.
 
•         Recorded his 15th career game with 10 or more receptions and 100 or more yards, tying Hall of Famer Jerry Rice and New England WR Wes Welker for the most such games in NFL history.
 
•         Surpassed 200 receiving yards for the second time in his career and topped 100 receiving yards for the 41st time in his career and the third time this season. He topped the century mark on his fifth catch of the game, a 23-yard gain in the second quarter.
 
•         Topped 100 receiving yards in the first half for the seventh time in his career, going into intermission with 132 yards on seven catches. It was the first time he topped 100 yards before halftime since 9/25/11 at New Orleans, when he had 140 yards on five receptions.
 
•         Passed Hall of Fame WR Lance Alworth for 33rd on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list when he hauled in a 22-yard pass on the second play of the game. Johnson entered the game needing 14 yards to pass Alworth’s career total of 10,266.
 
•         Passed Harold Jackson (10,372) for 32nd on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list when he caught a 13-yard pass late in the second quarter. He entered the game needing 120 yards to pass Jackson’s total.
 
•         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 92 with a 7-yard catch on the first play of the game.
 
P DONNIE JONES
•         Recorded a 55-yard punt in the first quarter, extending his streak of consecutive games with a punt of 55 yards or longer to five. He has had a punt of at least 55 yards in nine out of Houston’s 10 games this season.
 
SS DANIEAL MANNING
•         Forced a fumble for the second consecutive week when he sacked Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert and knocked the ball loose on Jacksonville’s opening drive. It was Manning’s eighth career forced fumble.
 
•         Registered his first sack of the season, first as a Texan and the third of his career when he hit Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert and knocked the ball out of his hand on the first defensive series of the game.
 
WR KESHAWN MARTIN
•         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he hauled in a 9-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub to cap the opening drive of the game.
 
•         Finished with 238 total return yards (76 punt returns, 162 kickoff returns), the third-most in franchise history and the most since Jerome Mathis had a team-record 266 vs. Kansas City on 11/20/05.
 
•         Returned a second-quarter kickoff 54 yards. It was his longest kickoff return of the season and was the longest of the season for the Texans.
 
•         Returned a fourth-quarter punt 71 yards, a career-long and the longest of the season for the Texans. It was the fifth-longest punt return in franchise history and the longest since Jacoby Jones had a 79-yard return for touchdown on 9/11/11 vs. Indianapolis. It was the second-longest punt return by a rookie in team history behind a 74-yard return by Jacoby Jones vs. Indianapolis on 9/23/07.
 
•         Made his first career start when the Texans opened the game with four wide receivers.
 
NT TERRELL MCCLAIN
•         Made his Texans debut. He took the field for the first time to open Houston’s third defensive series of the game.
 
QB MATT SCHAUB
•         Led the ninth game-winning drive of his career when he led the Texans 53 yards in two plays, culminating in a 48-yard touchdown pass to WR Andre Johnson.
 
•         Led the fourth game-tying drive of his career when he drove the Texans 90 yards in eight plays for a touchdown to tie the game at 34-34.
 
•         Threw for a franchise-record 527 yards on 43-of-55 passing. He topped his own record of 497 yards set in 2010 at Washington (9/19/10), also in overtime.
 
•         Set a franchise record with five touchdown passes in the game. He previously had thrown four touchdowns in a game three times, most recently in Week 3 this season at Denver (9/23).
 
•         Set the franchise record with 43 completions in the game, bettering the previous record of 39 by David Carr on 11/26/06 at the New York Jets. His 55 pass attempts were the second-most in team history behind the 62 passes he threw on 12/13/10 vs. Baltimore, also in overtime.
 
•         Topped 20,000 career passing yards when he hit WR Andre Johnson for a 45-yard gain on the third play of the game. Schaub entered the game needing 51 yards to reach the milestone.
 
•         Tossed his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit TE James Casey for a 1-yard score in the second quarter. It was Schaub’s fifth multi-touchdown game of the season and gave him 15 touchdown passes on the year.
 
•         Threw his third touchdown pass of the game when he hit TE Garrett Graham for a 1-yard score in the fourth quarter. It was his second game this season and the 11th of his career with three or more touchdown passes. He threw four touchdowns in Week 3 at Denver (9/23).
 
ILB DARRYL SHARPTON
•         Made his season debut when he took the field on Houston’s first kickoff of the game. Sharpton spent the first 10 weeks of the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform while recovering from a torn quadriceps suffered last season.
 
DE J.J. WATT
•         Sacked Jacksonville QB Chad Henne for a 6-yard loss in the fourth quarter, increasing his sack total to 11.5 on the year, tying OLB Connor Barwin’s 2011 total for the third-most in a season in team history.
 
•         Deflected a pass in overtime, raising his season total to 11. He became the seventh player in NFL history to record at least 11.0 sacks and 11 passes defensed in the same season.
 
MISCELLANEOUS STATS
•         Inactive players for the Texans were G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, NT Shaun Cody, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, 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 Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.
 
•         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.


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Halftime notes: Texans 17, Jaguars 17

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 18, 2012 – 2:08 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations department, notes from halftime of Week 11 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars are tied 17-17:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored on their opening drive for the fourth time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the third time this season. The last time Houston scored on its opening possession was in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).

·         Scored first for the sixth time this season and for the second consecutive game when QB Matt Schaub hit WR Keshawn Martin for a 9-yard score on the first possession of the game.

·         Started the game by forcing a fumble for the second consecutive game. It was Houston’s 19th takeaway on the season.

·         Allowed a touchdown for the first time in nearly two and a half games when Jacksonville QB Chad Henne hit TE Marcedes Lewis for a 13-yard score with 2:56 left in the first quarter. That broke a streak of 157:40 of game time without allowing a touchdown. The last touchdown the Texans gave up came with 10:36 remaining in the third quarter of Houston’s Week 7 game vs. Baltimore (10/21).

·         Were tied at the end of the first quarter for the second time this season. Houston was also tied after the opening period in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).

·         Were tied at halftime for the first time this season.

TE JAMES CASEY

·         Caught his career-high second touchdown pass of the season and the third of his career when he hauled in a 1-yard scoring pass from QB Matt Schaub in the second quarter.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 77 with a 10-yard catch in the first quarter.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Recovered a fumble for the second consecutive game when he scooped up a loose ball after SS Danieal Manning jarred the ball out of Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert’s hand. It was Dobbins’ second recovery of the season and the fifth of his career.

RB JUSTIN FORSETT

·         Posted his longest run since the 2010 season when he ripped off a 30-yard gain in the first quarter. He had a 31-yard run vs. Carolina on 12/5/10.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Topped 4,000 career rushing yards on his eighth carry of the game. He entered the game with 3,969 career rushing yards.

WR LESTAR JEAN

·         Made his first career start when the Texans opened the game with four wide receivers.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Surpassed 100 receiving yards for the 41st time in his career and the third time this season. He topped the mark on his fifth catch of the game, a 23-yard gain in the second quarter.

·         Topped 100 receiving yards in the first half for the seventh time in his career and the first time since 9/25/11 at New Orleans, when he had 140 yards on five receptions.

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 92 with an 7-yard catch on the first play of the game.

·         Passed Hall of Fame WR Lance Alworth for 33rd on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list when he hauled in a 22-yard pass on the second play of the game. Johnson entered the game needing 14 yards to pass Alworth’s career total of 10,266.

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Forced a fumble for the second consecutive week when he sacked Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert and knocked the ball loose on Jacksonville’s opening drive. It was Manning’s eighth career forced fumble.

·         Registered his first sack of the season, first as a Texan and the third of his career when he hit Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert and knocked the ball out of his hand on the first defensive series of the game.

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Made his first career start when the Texans opened the game with four wide receivers.

·         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he hauled in a 9-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub to cap the opening drive of the game.

·         Returned a second-quarter kickoff 54 yards. It was his longest kickoff return of the season and was the longest of the season for the Texans.

NT TERRELL MCCLAIN

·         Made his Texans debut. He took the field for the first time to open Houston’s third defensive series of the game.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Topped 20,000 career passing yards when he hit WR Andre Johnson for a 45-yard gain on the third play of the game. Schaub entered the game needing 51 yards to reach the milestone.

·         Finished the opening drive 4-of-4 for 83 yards and a touchdown.

·         Tossed his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit TE James Casey for a 1-yard score in the second quarter. It was Schaub’s fifth multi-touchdown game of the season and gave him 15 touchdown passes on the year.

ILB DARRYL SHARPTON

·         Made his season debut when he took the field on Houston’s first kickoff of the game. Sharpton spent the first 10 weeks of the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable To Perform while recovering from a torn quadriceps suffered last season.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, NT Shaun Cody, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, 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 Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.


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First-quarter notes: Texans 7, Jaguars 7

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 18, 2012 – 12:58 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations department, notes from the first quarter of Week 11 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars are tied 7-7:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored on their opening drive for the fourth time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the third time this season. The last time Houston scored on its opening possession was in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).

·         Scored first for the sixth time this season and for the second consecutive game when QB Matt Schaub hit WR Keshawn Martin for a 9-yard score on the first possession of the game.

·         Started the game by forcing a fumble for the second consecutive game. It was Houston’s 19th takeaway on the season.

·         Allowed a touchdown for the first time in nearly two and a half games when Jacksonville QB Chad Henne hit TE Marcedes Lewis for a 13-yard score with 2:56 left in the first quarter. That broke a streak of 157:40 of game time without allowing a touchdown. The last touchdown the Texans gave up came with 10:36 remaining in the third quarter of Houston’s Week 7 game vs. Baltimore (10/21).

·         Were tied at the end of the first quarter for the second time this season. Houston was also tied after the opening period in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 77 with a 10-yard catch in the first quarter.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Recovered a fumble for the second consecutive game when he scooped up a loose ball after SS Danieal Manning jarred the ball out of Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert’s hand. It was Dobbins’ second recovery of the season and the fifth of his career.

RB JUSTIN FORSETT

·         Posted his longest run since the 2010 season when he ripped off a 30-yard gain in the first quarter. He had a 31-yard run vs. Carolina on 12/5/10.

WR LESTAR JEAN

·         Made his first career start when the Texans opened the game with four wide receivers.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 92 with an 7-yard catch on the first play of the game.

·         Passed Hall of Fame WR Lance Alworth for 33rd on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list when he hauled in a 22-yard pass on the second play of the game. Johnson entered the game needing 14 yards to pass Alworth’s career total of 10,266.

SS DANIEAL MANNING

·         Forced a fumble for the second consecutive week when he sacked Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert and knocked the ball loose on Jacksonville’s opening drive. It was Manning’s eighth career forced fumble.

·         Registered his first sack of the season, first as a Texan and the third of his career when he hit Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert and knocked the ball out of his hand on the first defensive series of the game.

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Made his first career start when the Texans opened the game with four wide receivers.

·         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he hauled in a 9-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub to cap the opening drive of the game.

NT TERRELL MCCLAIN

·         Made his Texans debut. He took the field for the first time to open Houston’s third defensive series of the game.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Topped 20,000 career passing yards when he hit WR Andre Johnson for a 45-yard gain on the third play of the game. Schaub entered the game needing 51 yards to reach the milestone.

·         Finished the opening drive 4-of-4 for 83 yards and a touchdown.

ILB DARRYL SHARPTON

·         Made his season debut when he took the field on Houston’s first kickoff of the game. Sharpton spent the first 10 weeks of the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable To Perform while recovering from a torn quadriceps suffered last season.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, NT Shaun Cody, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, 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 Smithwent to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.


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Texans-Bills inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 4, 2012 – 10:40 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 9 game against the Buffalo Bills at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
44 RB Ben Tate
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
79 G Brandon Brooks
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes

Bills inactives
3 K John Potter
7 QB Tarvaris Jackson
24 CB Terrence McGee
36 SS Delano Howell
58 OLB Kirk Morrison
79 RT Erik Pears
93 DE Mark Anderson

Bills starting lineup changes
Chris Kelsay will start at defensive end for Mark Anderson. Chris Hairston will start at right tackle for Erik Pears.


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