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Postgame notes: Texans 24, Titans 10

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 5:17 pm

NASHVILLE — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from Week 13 at LP Field, where the Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 24-10:

THE WIN

·         Secured the franchise’s second consecutive playoff berth.

·         Gave Houston a franchise-record 11 wins on the season.

·         Extended Houston’s franchise-record road winning streak to six consecutive games.

·         Extended Houston’s winning streak to six games, which is the second-longest streak in team history behind a seven-game win streak in 2011.

·         Gave Houston a sweep of Tennessee for the second time in team history and the first time since 2004 and gave the Texans their third win in four years at LP Field.

·         Improved Houston’s record against AFC South foes to 4-0 on the season.

·         Improved head coach Gary Kubiak’s record to 58-50 overall, 18-22 against the AFC South and 24-30 on the road.

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

·         Scored on their opening possession for the fifth time this season and scored a touchdown on their first possession for the fourth time on the year.

·         Scored first for the seventh time this season.

·         Led after the first quarter for the seventh time this season, at halftime for the ninth time and after three quarters for the ninth time.

·         Scored a touchdown following ILB Tim Dobbins’ interception in the second quarter and a field goal following OLB Whitney Mercilus’ fumble recovery in the third, giving Houston 67 points off of 26 takeaways on the year.

·         Held the ball for more than 30:00 for the 13th consecutive game. Houston had the ball for 33:48 in the game.

·         Ran the 35 times for 125 yards, improving Houston’s record to 42-5 under Kubiak when running the ball 30 or more times.

·         Outrushed the Titans 125-89. Houston improved to 10-0 this season and 47-16 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Established a franchise record with six takeaways in the game. Houston previously forced five turnovers in a game five times, most recently on 11/23/08 at Cleveland.

·         Forced turnovers on consecutive plays for the second time this season. Houston forced turnovers on three consecutive defensive plays in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

·         Established a season high with 6.0 sacks in the game. Houston’s defense registered 4.0 sacks vs. Tennessee (9/30), in Week 7 vs. Baltimore (10/21) and in Week 9 vs. Buffalo (11/4). The 6.0 sacks were tied for the second-most in team history and were the most since Houston tied a franchise record with 7.0 at Jacksonville on 11/27/11.

·         Held Tennessee to 10 points in the game. It was the eighth time this season that the Texans held their opponents below 20 points. Houston improved to 8-0 this season and 40-2 under Kubiak when allowing fewer than 20 points.

·         Limited the Titans to 4-of-15 (27 percent) on third down attempts. It was the eighth time this season that the Texans have held their opponent below 30 percent on third downs.

CB ROC CARMICHAEL

·         Saw the most extensive playing time of his career and finished the game with a career-high four tackles, including three solos, and one pass defensed.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught his third touchdown pass of the season on a 5-yard throw from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter. It was Casey’s fourth career touchdown catch.

NT SHAUN CODY

·         Registered a pass defensed in his second consecutive game when he tipped a pass in the second quarter. The ball was intercepted by ILB Tim Dobbins to set up a touchdown.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 79 with a 14-yard catch on the first play of the game.

·         Caught his 50th pass of the season on a gain of 19 yards in the third quarter. It marked the fourth time in his career that Daniels has caught at least 50 passes.

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with WR Kevin Walter and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Registered his third career interception and his first as a Texan when he picked off a tipped pass in the second quarter and returned it 7 yards to the Tennessee 3-yard line.

·         Recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter. It was his third fumble recovery of the season and the sixth of his career.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored his 13th rushing touchdown of the season when he reached the end zone on a 2-yard run in the second quarter. The score tied him with RB Domanick Williams’ total from 2004 for the second-most in a season in team history. Foster holds the franchise record with 16 rushing touchdowns in 2010.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Scored his 100th point of the season when he hit his third extra point of the game. It marked his sixth career 100-point season and his first since 2007.

·         Connected on a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter. It was his 11th career field goal of 50 yards or longer and his second as a Texan.

CB BRANDON HARRIS

·         Led the team in tackles with a career-high six, including five solos. He also had a career-high two passes defensed.

WR LESTAR JEAN

·         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he took a quick throw and turned it up the sideline 54 yards to the end zone in the first quarter. The 54-yard catch was the longest of his career, bettering his previous long of 46 yards

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 94 with a 15-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Moved into the top 30 on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list with his first catch of the game, a gain of 15 yards in the first quarter. He entered the game needing three yards to pass Stanley Morgan (10,716).

P DONNIE JONES

·         Punted 10 times, which tied for the second-most in a game in team history. His 10 punts were the most by a Texans punter since Brett Hartmann had 10 at Jacksonville on 11/27/11. The team record is 11 punts by Chad Stanley on 12/1/02 at Indianapolis.

·         Had a season-high five punts downed inside the Tennessee 20-yard line. That is one shy of his career high of six, set on 12/6/09 at Chicago as a member of the St. Louis Rams.

·         Booted a 55-yard punt in the second quarter. He has now hit at least one punt of 55 yards or longer in 10 of Houston’s 12 games this season.

·         Boomed a 64-yard punt in the third quarter. It was his fourth punt of the season of longer than 60 yards.

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Returned a first-quarter punt 42 yards. It was his second return of more than 40 yards this season. He had a 71-yard return in Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/18).

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Made his first career start at WLB and finished the game with two tackles, both of which were sacks, and a fumble recovery.

·         Passed DE Mario Williams (4.5, 2006) for fifth and tied LB Brian Cushing (5.0, 2009) for fourth on the franchise’s rookie sack list. He is one sack shy of the club rookie record of 6.0 set by OLB Brooks Reed in 2011.

·         Registered his fourth sack of the season and his fourth in five games when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 1-yard loss in the second quarter.

·         Recovered a fumble in the third quarter, the first of his career.

·         Registered his second sack of the game and fifth of the season when he dropped Locker for a loss of 5 yards in the third quarter.

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Intercepted his second pass of the season and the fifth of his career when he picked off Tennessee QB Jake Locker on the final play of the second quarter.

ILB BARRETT RUUD

·         Registered his first sack as a Texan and the sixth of his career when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a loss of 8 yards in the third quarter. It was Ruud’s first sack since 12/26/10 vs. Seattle as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Improved his record as the Texans’ starting quarterback to 43-33 overall and 18-21. He led the Texans to victory for the 15th time in his last 16 starts and won his eighth consecutive start on the road.

·         Threw his 20th touchdown pass of the season when he hit WR Lestar Jean for a 54-yard catch and run on Houston’s first possession. It marked the third season in his career in which Schaub has thrown 20 or more touchdowns.

·         Threw his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit FB James Casey on a 5-yard scoring toss in the first quarter, giving Schaub his sixth multi-touchdown performance of the season.

·         Surpassed 3,000 passing yards for the fourth time in his career. He topped the milestone on a 21-yard pass to WR Andre Johnson in the second quarter. He entered the game with 2,855 yards on the season.

·         Picked up 8 yards on a run in the second quarter. It was his longest carry of the season and his longest since 11/14/10 when he had an 8-yard scamper at Jacksonville.

·         Caught his first career pass when he grabbed a tipped pass. He was tackled for a loss of 6 yards on the play.

ILB DARRYL SHARPTON

·         Intercepted a pass for the first time in his career when he grabbed a deflected pass in the fourth quarter. He returned the interception for a 2-yard loss.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

·         Recovered a fumble for the first time this season and the 11th time this season when he scooped up a loose ball in the second quarter.

·         Notched his 20th sack as a Texan and his fifth of the season when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter.

·         Forced a fumble in the third quarter that was recovered by OLB Whitney Mercilus. It was Smith’s second forced fumble of the season and the ninth of his career.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with TE Owen Daniels and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

·         Surpassed 4,000 receiving yards as a Texan on an 18-yard catch in the fourth quarter, becoming the third player in franchise history to reach the milestone along with WR Andre Johnson and TE Owen Daniels. He entered the game with 3,976 yards with the team.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Joined Hall of Fame DE Reggie White as the only players in NFL history to record 15 or more sacks and 13 passes defensed in a season when he sacked Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 6-yard loss in the second quarter. The sack gave him 15.5 on the year to go along with 15 passes defensed. White had 15.0 sacks and 13 passes defensed in 1991.

·         Set a League record for the most passes defensed in a season by a defensive lineman. Watt now has 15 passes defensed on the year, bettering the previous mark of 13 by Hall of Fame DE Reggie White in 1991.

·         Tipped a pass on the final play of the second quarter, leading to an interception by FS Glover Quin. It was the eighth takeaway that Watt has been involved in this season. He also has two fumble recoveries and the forced fumble he caused earlier in the game.

·         Forced the first fumble of his career when he knocked the ball out of the arms of Tennessee RB Chris Johnson in the second quarter.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, ILB Bradie James, CB Johnathan Joseph, 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 and Johnson went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

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


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Third-quarter notes: Texans 24, Titans 10

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 2:36 pm

NASHVILLE — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the third quarter at LP Field, where the Texans lead the Tennessee Titans 24-10:

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

·         Tied a season high with four takeaways in the game. Houston also forced four turnovers in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9). The franchise record is five takeaways in a game, which has happened five times, most recently on 11/23/08 at Cleveland.

·         Established a season high with 5.0 sacks in the game. Houston’s defense registered 4.0 sacks vs. Tennessee (9/30), in Week 7 vs. Baltimore (10/21) and in Week 9 vs. Buffalo (11/4).

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Connected on a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter. It was his 11th career field goal of 50 yards or longer and his second as a Texan.

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Recovered a fumble in the third quarter, the first of his career.

·         Registered his second sack of the game and fifth of the season when he dropped Locker for a loss of 5 yards in the third quarter.

ILB BARRETT RUUD

·         Registered his first sack as a Texan and the sixth of his career when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a loss of 8 yards in the third quarter. It was Ruud’s first sack since 12/26/10 vs. Seattle as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

·         Notched his 20th sack as a Texan and his fifth of the season when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter.


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Second-quarter notes: Texans 21, Titans 3

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 1:52 pm

NASHVILLE — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the second quarter at LP Field, where the Texans lead the Tennessee Titans 21-3:

THE TEXANS

·         Recorded their 21st and 22nd takeaways of the season when DE J.J. Watt forced a fumble in the second quarter and DE Antonio Smith recovered the loose ball and ILB Tim Dobbins intercepted a pass on Tennessee’s first play of the following drive

·         Forced turnovers on consecutive plays for the second time this season. Houston forced turnovers on three consecutive defensive plays in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9).

·         Scored a touchdown following ILB Tim Dobbins, giving Houston 64 points off of 22 takeaways on the year.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

·         Registered his third career interception and his first as a Texan when he picked off a tipped pass in the second quarter and returned it 7 yards to the Tennessee 3-yard line.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Scored his 13th rushing touchdown of the season when he reached the end zone on a 2-yard run in the second quarter. The score tied him with RB Domanick Williams’ total from 2004 for the second-most in a season in team history. Foster holds the franchise record with 16 rushing touchdowns in 2010.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Scored his 100th point of the season when he hit his third extra point of the game. It marked his sixth career 100-point season and his first since 2007.

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Registered his fourth sack of the season and fourth in five games when he dropped Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 1-yard loss in the second quarter.

FS GLOVER QUIN

·         Intercepted his second pass of the season and the fifth of his career when he picked off Tennessee QB Jake Locker on the final play of the second quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Surpassed 3,000 passing yards for the fourth time in his career. He topped the milestone on a 21-yard pass to WR Andre Johnson in the second quarter. He entered the game with 2,855 yards on the season.

·         Picked up 8 yards on a run in the second quarter. It was his longest carry of the season and his longest since 11/14/10 when he had an 8-yard scamper at Jacksonville.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

·         Recovered a fumble for the first time this season and the 11th time this season when he scooped up a loose ball in the second quarter.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Forced the first fumble of his career when he knocked the ball out of the arms of Tennessee RB Chris Johnson in the second quarter.

·         Tipped a pass on the final play of the second quarter, leading to an interception by FS Glover Quin. It was the eighth takeaway that Watt has been involved in this season. He also has two fumble recoveries and the forced fumble he caused earlier in the game.

·         Joined Hall of Fame DE Reggie White as the only players in NFL history to record 15 or more sacks and 13 passes defensed in a season when he sacked Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 6-yard loss in the second quarter. The sack gave him 15.5 on the year to go along with 14 passes defensed. White had 15.0 sacks and 13 passes defensed in 1991.


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First-quarter notes: Texans 14, Titans 3

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 12:58 pm

NASHVILLE — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the first quarter at LP Field, where the Texans lead the Tennessee Titans 14-3:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored on their opening possession for the fifth time this season and scored a touchdown on their first possession for the fourth time on the year.

·         Scored first for the seventh time this season.

·         Led after the first quarter for the seventh time this season.

FB JAMES CASEY

·         Caught his third touchdown pass of the season on a 5-yard throw from QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter. It was Casey’s fourth career touchdown catch.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 79 with a 14-yard catch on the first play of the game.

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with WR Kevin Walter and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

WR LESTAR JEAN

·         Caught his first career touchdown pass when he took a quick throw and turned it up the sideline 54 yards to the end zone in the first quarter. The 54-yard catch was the longest of his career, bettering his previous long of 46 yards

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 94 with a 15-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Moved into the top 30 on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list with his first catch of the game, a gain of 15 yards in the first quarter. He entered the game needing three yards to pass Stanley Morgan (10,716).

WR KESHAWN MARTIN

·         Returned a first-quarter punt 42 yards. It was his second return of more than 40 yards this season. He had a 71-yard return in Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/18).

OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS

·         Made his first career start at WLB.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Threw his 20th touchdown pass of the season when he hit WR Lestar Jean for a 54-yard catch and run on Houston’s first possession. It marked the third season in his career in which Schaub has thrown 20 or more touchdowns.

·         Threw his second touchdown pass of the game when he hit FB James Casey on a 5-yard scoring toss in the first quarter, giving Schaub his sixth multi-touchdown performance of the season.

WR KEVIN WALTER

·         Started his 87th game, which ties him with TE Owen Daniels and moves them each past former Texans RT Eric Winston for third on the team’s all-time games started list.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

·         Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, ILB Bradie James, CB Johnathan Joseph, 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 and Johnson 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-Titans inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2012 – 10:39 am

NASHVILLE — Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
22 CB Alan Ball
24 CB Johnathan Joseph
53 ILB Bradie James
58 OLB Brooks Reed
62 G Antoine Caldwell
75 T Derek Newton
67 G Cody White

Texans starting lineup changes
Ryan Harris will start at right tackle for Derek Newton. Barrett Ruud will start at inside linebacker for Bradie James. Whitney Mercilus will start at outside linebacker for Brooks Reed.Brice McCain will start at cornerback for Johnathan Joseph. 

Titans inactives
11 QB Rusty Smith
23 RB Jamie Harper
29 CB Ryan Mouton
52 LB Colin McCarthy
68 T Byron Stingily
87 TE Lavelle Hawkins
96 DT DaJohn Harris

Titans starting lineup changes
Tim Shaw will start at middle linebacker for Colin McCarthy.


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Texans-Titans Week 13 Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 30, 2012 – 4:17 pm

186josephJAC11The Friday (final) injury report for the Texans and Tennessee Titans, who play at LP Field in Nashville in Week 13 (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

OUT
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring/DNP), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring/DNP), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin/DNP), T Derek Newton (Knee/DNP), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin/DNP)

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
CB Alan Ball (Foot/DNP)

PROBABLE
FB Tyler Clutts (Hip/Full), NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back/Full), DE Jared Crick (Neck/Full), TE Owen Daniels (Back/Full), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder/Limited), RB Justin Forsett (Knee/Full), RB Arian Foster (Finger/Full), WR Lestar Jean (Knee/Full), WR Andre Johnson (Groin/Full), CB Brice McCain (Knee/Ribs/Full), C Chris Myers (Elbow/Full), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot/Full), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring/Full), S Glover Quin (Shoulder/Full), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Knee/Hip/Back/Full), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle/Full), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs/Limited), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring/Full), WR Kevin Walter (Shoulder/Full), DE J.J. Watt (Illness/Full), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow/Full)

*RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice for rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

OUT
LB Colin McCarthy (Concussion/DNP)

DOUBTFUL
None

QUESTIONABLE
S Al Afalava (Ankle/Full), LB Patrick Bailey (Ribs/Full), RB Jamie Harper (Ankle/DNP), WR Lavelle Hawkins (Ankle/Full), DE Derrick Morgan (Knee/DNP), WR Damian Williams (Hamstring/Limited)

PROBABLE
LB Xavier Adibi (Knee/Full), WR Kenny Britt (Knee/Full), QB Jake Locker (L. Shoulder/Full), TE Craig Stevens (Hamstring/Full)


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Texans-Titans Week 13 Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 29, 2012 – 5:43 pm

The Thursday injury report for the Texans and Tennessee Titans, who play at LP Field in Nashville in Week 13 (bold indicates change in plyer’s status from revious day:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), TE Owen Daniels (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), WR Andre Johnson (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), FB Tyler Clutts (Hip), DE Jared Crick (Neck), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), RB Arian Foster (Finger), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), CB Brice McCain (Knee/Ribs), C Chris Myers (Elbow), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Knee/Hip/Back), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (Shoulder), DE J.J. Watt (Illness), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

*RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice for rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
RB Jamie Harper (Ankle), G Steve Hutchinson (Non-Injury), LB Colin McCarthy (Concussion), WR Damian Williams (Hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
LB Patrick Bailey (Ribs), DE Derrick Morgan (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Xavier Adibi (Knee), S Al Afalava (Ankle), WR Kenny Britt (Knee), WR Lavelle Hawkins (Ankle), QB Jake Locker (L. Shoulder), TE Craig Stevens (Hamstring)


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Texans-Titans Week 13 Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 28, 2012 – 4:28 pm

The Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Tennessee Titans, who play at LP Field in Nashville in Week 13:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), DE J.J. Watt (Illness)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), TE Owen Daniels (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), RB Arian Foster (Non-Injury)*, WR Andre Johnson (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
FB Tyler Clutts (Hip), DE Jared Crick (Neck), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), CB Brice McCain (Knee/Ribs), C Chris Myers (Elbow), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Knee/Hip), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (Shoulder), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

*RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice for rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Patrick Bailey (Ribs), LB Colin McCarthy (Concussion), DE Derrick Morgan (Knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
RB Jamie Harper (Ankle), WR Damian Williams (Hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Xavier Adibi (Knee), S Al Afalava (Ankle), WR Kenny Britt (Knee), WR Lavelle Hawkins (Ankle), QB Jake Locker (L. Shoulder), TE Craig Stevens (Hamstring)


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Texans will clinch playoff spot with win or tie on Sunday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 27, 2012 – 10:16 am

The Texans (10-1) can clinch a playoff spot in Week 13 in four different ways. The most straightforward: Beat or tie the Tennessee Titans (4-7) on Sunday at LP Field.

Here are the scenarios, as provided by the NFL:

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:
1) HOU win or tie OR
2) MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie OR
3) MIA loss or tie + CIN loss or tie OR
4) PIT loss + CIN loss

Last season, the Texans clinched the AFC South title in Week 14, marking their first-ever postseason trip.

If the playoffs started today, the Texans would have the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Baltimore Ravens (9-2) would be the No. 2 seed, followed by the New England Patriots (8-3), Denver Broncos (8-3), Indianapolis Colts (7-4) and Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5).

The Texans cannot clinch their division this week. Even if they win and improve to 11-1 and the Colts lose and fall to 7-5, both teams could still finish 11-5. The Texans and Colts play each other twice in the final three weeks of the season, and the Colts would win the division tiebreaker if they beat the Texans twice head-to-head.


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