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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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Third-quarter notes: Patriots 31, Texans 13

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 13, 2013 – 6:11 pm

FOXBORO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the third quarter at Gillette Stadium, where the Texans trail the New England Patriots 31-13 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Trailed at the end of the third quarter for the first time this postseason and the sixth time this season overall. Houston was 1-4 when trailing at halftime in the regular season.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Became just the second man in NFL history to rush for 500 or more yards in his first four career playoff games, joining Denver RB Terrell Davis (515). He reached the milestone on his 17th carry of the game, a 1-yard gain late in the fourth quarter.


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Second-quarter notes: Patriots 17, Texans 13

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 13, 2013 – 5:17 pm

FOXBORO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the second quarter at Gillette Stadium, where the Texans trail the New England Patriots 17-13 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Trailed at halftime for the first time this postseason and the sixth time overall this season. Houston was 1-4 when trailing at halftime in the regular season.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         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.

 

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.

 


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First-quarter notes: Patriots 7, Texans 3

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 13, 2013 – 4:21 pm

FOXBORO — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the first quarter at Gillette Stadium, where the Texans trail 7-3 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored first for the second consecutive game 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 was 2-4 when trailing after the opening period during the regular season.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         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.

 

CB BRANDON HARRIS

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

 

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

·         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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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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-Patriots Divisional Round Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 11, 2013 – 9:01 pm

Garrett GrahamThe Friday (final) injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro at 3:30 p.m. CT (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
None

PROBABLE
CB Alan Ball (Foot/Limited), G Antoine Caldwell (Back/Limited), NT Shaun Cody (Back/Limited), TE Owen Daniels (Shoulder/Full), RB Justin Forsett (Knee/Full), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion/Full), CB Johnathan Joseph (Illness/Full), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle/Full), T Derek Newton (Knee/Limited), S Glover Quin (Shoulder/Full), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin/Full), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle/Limited), G Wade Smith (Knee/Limited), RB Ben Tate (Foot/Full), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow/Full)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
None

PROBABLE
CB Marquice Cole (Finger/Full), CB Alfonzo Dennard (Hamstring/Knee/Full), TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip/Full), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder/Full), DE Trevor Scott (Knee/Full)

REMOVED FROM LIST
S Patrick Chung (Shoulder), G Dan Connolly (Back), DB Nate Ebner (Hamstring), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Don’t’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow), LB Rob Ninkovich (Hip), LB Mike Rivera (Ankle), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), CB Aqib Talib (Hip), WR Wes Welker (Ankle), LB Tracy White (Elbow)


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Texans-Patriots Divisional Round Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 10, 2013 – 6:35 pm

Garrett GrahamThe Thursday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro at 3:30 p.m. CT (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
None

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), G Antoine Caldwell (Back), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Shoulder), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Justin Forsett (Knee), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), CB Johnathan Joseph (Illness), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
None

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Patrick Chung (Shoulder), CB Marquice Cole (Finger), G Dan Connolly (Back), CB Alfonzo Dennard (Hamstring/Knee), DB Nate Ebner (Hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Don’t’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (Hip), LB Mike Rivera (Ankle), DE Trevor Scott (Knee), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), CB Aqib Talib (Hip), WR Wes Welker (Ankle), LB Tracy White (Elbow)

FULL PARTICIPATION
None


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Texans-Patriots Divisional Round Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 9, 2013 – 7:56 pm

Alan BallThe Wednesday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro at 3:30 p.m. CT:

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Antoine Caldwell (Back), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Justin Forsett (Knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (Illness), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
None

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Patrick Chung (Shoulder), CB Marquice Cole (Finger), G Dan Connolly (Back), CB Alfonzo Dennard (Hamstring/Knee), DB Nate Ebner (Hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Don’t’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (Hip), LB Mike Rivera (Ankle), DE Trevor Scott (Knee), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), CB Aqib Talib (Hip), WR Wes Welker (Ankle), LB Tracy White (Elbow)

FULL PARTICIPATION
None


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