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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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Third-quarter notes: Texans 23, Colts 17

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 16, 2012 – 2:45 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the third quarter in Week 15 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Indianapolis Colts 23-17:

THE TEXANS

·         Led after three quarters for the tenth time this season. Houston is 9-0 this season when leading going into the last quarter.

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      Games to 11,000                  Career Yds

Jerry Rice                1984-04                              131                           22,895

Torry Holt               1999-09                              131                           13,382

Andre Johnson    2003-12                              136                        11,008*

Michael Irvin         1988-99                              137                           11,904

Randy Moss          1998-12                              141                           15,184

* As of 10:00 remaining in today’s game.

·         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.


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First-quarter notes: Texans 10, Colts 0

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 16, 2012 – 1:00 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the first quarter in Week 15 at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Indianapolis Colts 10-0:

THE TEXANS

·         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 are 5-0 thus far this season when scoring on their opening possession.

·         Scored first for the eighth time this season. The Texans are 7-0 thus far when opening the scoring.

·         Led after the first quarter for the eighth time this season. The Texans are 7-0 this season when leading after the opening period.

TE OWEN DANIELS

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

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         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.

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.

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

·         Sacked Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck for a 15-yard loss in the first quarter, raising his season total to 17.5.

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.


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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-Colts Week 15 Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 14, 2012 – 5:29 pm

Alan BallThe Friday (final) injury report for the Texans and Indianapolis Colts, who play at Reliant Stadium in Week 15 (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
CB Alan Ball (Foot/DNP), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin/DNP)

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
T Derek Newton (Knee/Limited), S Glover Quin (Hip/Limited), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Toe/Limited)

PROBABLE
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back/Limited), DE Jared Crick (Neck/Full), TE Owen Daniels (Back/Full), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder/Limited), RB Justin Forsett (Knee/Full), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion/Full), ILB Bradie James (Knee/Full), WR Lestar Jean (Knee/Back/Full), P Donnie Jones (R. Knee/Limited), CB Johnathan Joseph (Groin/Limited), OLB Whitney Mercilus (Knee/Full), NT Earl Mitchell (Shoulder/Full), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot/Full), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle/Limited), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs/Limited), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring/Foot/Full), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow/Full)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

OUT
S Tom Zbikowski (Knee/DNP), T Winston Justice (Bicep/DNP), LB Kavell Conner (Hamstring/DNP), C Samson Satele (Ankle/DNP), RB Delone Carter (Ankle/DNP)

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
None

PROBABLE
G Joe Reitz (Head/Full), QB Andrew Luck (Knee/Full), WR Donnie Avery (Ribs/Full), TE Coby Fleener (Ankle/Full)


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Texans-Colts Week 15 Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 13, 2012 – 1:49 pm

Darryl SharptonThe Thursday injury report for the Texans and Indianapolis Colts, who play at Reliant Stadium in Week 15 (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Toe)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), P Donnie Jones (R. Knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (Groin), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
DE Jared Crick (Neck), TE Owen Daniels (Back), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), WR Lestar Jean (Knee/Back), OLB Whitney Mercilus (Knee), NT Earl Mitchell (Shoulder), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring/Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Tom Zbikowski (Knee), T Winston Justice (Bicep), LB Kavell Conner (Hamstring), C Samson Satele (Ankle), RB Delone Carter (Ankle), LB Robert Mathis (Not Injury Related)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
None

FULL PARTICIPATION
G Joe Reitz (Head), QB Andrew Luck (Knee), WR Donnie Avery (Ribs), LB Dwight Freeney (Not Injury Related), TE Coby Fleener (Ankle)


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Texans-Colts Week 15 Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 12, 2012 – 8:23 pm

Donnie JonesThe Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Indianapolis Colts, who play at Reliant Stadium in Week 15:

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot), P Donnie Jones (R. Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Toe)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), CB Johnathan Joseph (Groin), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring/Foot)

FULL PARTICIPATION
DE Jared Crick (Neck), TE Owen Daniels (Back), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), WR Lestar Jean (Knee/Back), OLB Whitney Mercilus (Knee), NT Earl Mitchell (Shoulder), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Tom Zbikowski (Knee), T Winston Justice (Bicep), LB Kavell Conner (Hamstring), C Samson Satele (Ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (Not Injury Related), RB Delone Carter (Ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
WR Donnie Avery (Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
G Joe Reitz (Head), QB Andrew Luck (Knee), TE Coby Fleener (Ankle)


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Texans will clinch AFC South with win on Sunday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 11, 2012 – 11:23 am

Matt Schaub, TexansThe Texans (11-2), who have already clinched a playoff spot, can clinch their second consecutive division title and possibly more in Week 15.

Here are the Texans’ latest playoff scenarios, as provided by the NFL:

Houston clinches AFC South division with:

1)    HOU win

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    HOU win + NE loss or tie + DEN loss

The Texans play the Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Reliant Stadium on Sunday at noon CT. The Patriots (10-3), who just beat the Texans 42-14 at Gillette Stadium, play the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) on Sunday Night Football in New England. The Broncos (10-3) play the Baltimore Ravens (9-4) in Denver on Sunday at noon CT.

Last season, the Texans clinched the AFC South title in Week 14, earning their first-ever postseason trip. They clinched a playoff spot this season in Week 13 with a 24-10 victory at Tennessee.

If the playoffs started today, the Texans would have the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Patriots would have the No. 2 seed, followed by the Broncos, Ravens, Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6).

Even after losing to the Patriots on Monday night, the Texans can still guarantee themselves of the top seed in the conference if they win their final three games. They face the Colts and Minnesota Vikings (7-6) at home before traveling to Indianapolis for their regular-season finale.


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