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Texans-Bengals inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 7, 2012 – 2:09 pm

Here are the 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
7 QB Jeff Garcia
15 WR Jeff Maehl
26 CB Brandon Harris
33 FS Troy Nolan
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
88 TE Garrett Graham

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Bengals inactives
26 S Taylor Mays
31 S Robert Sands
52 LB Dontay Moch
60 G Otis Hudson
73 OT Anthony Collins
85 WR Armon Binns
98 DT Nick Hayden

Bengals starting lineup changes


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Titans 23, Texans 22: Postgame Notes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 1, 2012 – 8:07 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ communications staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 23-22 loss to the Titans at Reliant Stadium in Week 17:

THE TEXANS…

  • Finished the season with a franchise-best record of 10-6. With the loss today, Houston finished the season 5-3 at home, 4-2 against AFC South opponents and 1-1 against Tennessee. Houston’s 4-2 intra-division record matches the best in team history.
  • Outrushed the Titans, gaining 152 yards on the ground to Tennessee’s 60. It was the 11th time this season that the Texans outrushed their opponents, and the Texans fell to 8-3 in those games.
  • Won the time of possession battle for the 12th time this season, holding the ball for 34:38. Houston fell to 9-3 in those games
  • Scored on their opening possession of the game for the ninth time this season and the second game in a row.
  • Led after the first quarter for the 12th time this season.
  • Trailed at halftime for the fourth time this season.
  • Scored on their opening possession of the second half for the 10thtime this season and the fourth consecutive game.
  • Were tied after three quarters for the second time this season.
  • Sold out their 100th consecutive home game, including regular season and preseason contests, with a crowd of 71,512. Houston has sold out every home game in franchise history.
  • Team captains were WR Andre Johnson and C Chris Myers on offense, ILBs Brian Cushing and DeMeco Ryans and DE Antonio Smith on defense and K Neil Rackers representing the special teams.
  • The Titans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

TEAM RECORDS SET IN 2011…

  • Wins (10) – Previous record was 9 in 2009
  • Consecutive wins (7) – Previous record was 6 from 12/13/09-9/19/10
  • Fewest touchdowns allowed (27) – Previous record was 39 in 2004 and 2009
  • Fewest points allowed (278) – Previous record was 333 in 2009
  • Fewest yards allowed (4,571) – Previous record was 5,198 in 2009
  • Rushing yards gained (2,448) – Previous record was 2,042 in 2010
  • Fewest rushing yards allowed (1,536) – Previous record was 1,711 in 2009
  • Fewest net passing yards allowed (3,035) – Previous record was 3,141 in 2002
  • Fewest first downs allowed (270) – Previous record was 291 in 2002
  • Fewest interceptions thrown (9) – Previous record was 12 in 2010
  • Sacks (44.0) – Previous record was 37 in 2005
  • Home attendance (Season avg. 71, 496) – Previous high was 71,081 in 2010

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

  • Saw his record drop to 47-49 with the loss.
  • Lost the final game of the regular season for the first time in his six seasons as head coach.

CB JASON ALLEN

  • Made his first start since Week 5 vs. Oakland (10/9), starting in place of an inactive Johnathan Joseph. Allen finished the game with two solo tackles.

G THOMAS AUSTIN

  • Saw action for the second time this season and got his most extensive playing time when he subbed for starting C Chris Myers in the second half.

OLB BRYAN BRAMAN

  • Teamed with OLB Jesse Nading to sack Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter. It was the first sack of his career.

FB JAMES CASEY

  • Caught his career-high sixth pass of the season when he hauled in a 15-yard throw in the third quarter. His previous high was five receptions in Week 3 at New Orleans (9/25). He finished the game with seven catches for 91 yards with a long of 21.

QB JAKE DELHOMME

  • Made his Texans debut when he stepped in for starter T.J. Yates in the first quarter. Delhomme completed 18-of-28 pass attempts for 211 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 99.0.

FS QUINTIN DEMPS

  • Led the team with a career-high six tackles, all of which were solo stops.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

  • Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter. It was his first forced fumble of the season and the sixth of his career.

T ANDREW GARDNER

  • Made his NFL debut when he came on for a field goal attempt in the third quarter.

TE GARRETT GRAHAM

  • Caught his first career pass, a 24-yard gain in the third quarter.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

  • Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games played with a sack to 82 when he caught a 5-yard pass in the first quarter.

WR BRYANT JOHNSON

  • Caught a season-long 40-yard pass in the fourth quarter. The catch was his longest since 11/16/08 when he caught 42-yard pass for San Francisco against St. Louis.
  • Caught his first touchdown of the season and the 16th of his career when QB Jake Delhomme hit him in the back of the end zone from 5 yards out late in the fourth quarter. It was Johnson’s first touchdown catch since 1/3/10 when he caught a 12-yard touchdown for Detroit against Chicago.

WR JACOBY JONES

  • Caught three passes for 35 yards, which put him over 500 receiving yards for the second consecutive season. He entered the game needing 23 yards to reach the milestone.

FS SHILOH KEO

  • Saw his first career action as a punt returner. He fair caught the first punt that came his way and finished the game with one return for 11 yards.

NT EARL MITCHELL

  • Finished the game with a career-high six tackles, including five solo stops, and one pass defensed. His previous high was five tackles vs. Carolina (12/18).

OLB JESSE NADING

  • Registered his first partial sack of the season when he teamed with OLB Bryan Braman to sack Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter. The sack gave Nading 4.0 for his career.
  • Recovered the first fumble of his career in the fourth quarter.

K NEIL RACKERS

  • Made all three field goal attempts, hitting from 72, 37 and 22 yards, to give him a franchise-record 32 field goals on the season. The previous mark was 29 field goals by Kris Brown in 2008.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

  • Sacked Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a 7-yard loss in the first quarter. The sack gave him 5.5 on the season, which matches his career high set in 2007 with Arizona. It also moved him past Jason Babin into third on the franchise’s all-time sack list with 14.0.
  • Notched his second sack of the game when he tackled Hasselbeck for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter. The sack gave him a career-high 6.5 on the season. His 2.0 sacks also tied a career single-game high, matching his performance at Oakland on 10/3/10.

RB BEN TATE

  • Made his second career start and his first since Week 3 at New Orleans (9/25), finishing with 97 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
  • Scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season on a 4-yard run to cap the Texans’ opening drive. His last touchdown was in Week 11 at Tampa Bay (11/13).
  • Ran for a 56-yard gain on the first play of the second half. It was the longest run of the season for the Texans and the longest of his career. The previous long was a 44-yard run by Tate at Cincinnati (12/11).
  • Had a career-high 24 receiving yards and tied a career high with four receptions. His previous bests were four catches and 13 receiving yards, both at Miami in Week 2 (9/18).

RB DERRICK WARD

  • Finished the game with season highs in rushing attempts and rushing yards, carrying 12 times for 50 yards. His previous highs were 11 attempts and 39 yards, both against Indianapolis in Week 1 (9/11).

QB T.J. YATES

  • Started for the fifth time and completed all four of his pass attempts for 47 yards before leaving the game early in the first quarter.

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Panthers 28, Texans 13: Postgame notes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 18, 2011 – 5:34 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ communications staff, postgame notes from the team’s 28-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium in Week 15:

THE TEXANS…
•         Set the franchise single-season sack record with the 38th of the year when NT Earl Mitchell tackled Carolina QB Cam Newton for no gain in the first quarter, breaking the previous mark of 37 set in 2005. The Texans entered the game with 36 sacks on the year.

•         Trailed at the end of the first quarter, at halftime and through three quarters for the second consecutive week and the third time this season in each instance. Houston fell to 1-2 in all three instances.

•         Were shut out in the first half for the first time this season.

•         Scored on their opening drive of the second half for the eighth time this season and for the second consecutive week when K Neil Rackers booted a 26-yard field goal.

•         Team captains were C Chris Myers on offense; ILB Brian Cushing, ILB DeMeco Ryans and DE Antonio Smith on defense; and K Neil Rackers representing the special teams.

•         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.

•         Total paid attendance was 71,540, which was the third-largest crowd this season and third-largest in team history. The Houston Texans have sold out all 99 home games, including preseason and regular-season contests, in franchise history.

G THOMAS AUSTIN
•         Made his professional debut, taking the field with the kickoff return unit on the opening kickoff.

OLB CONNOR BARWIN
•         Sacked Carolina QB Cam Newton for a 10-yard loss on the Panthers’ opening drive, giving him 10.5 for the year. Barwin became the second Texan to notch double-digit sacks in a season, joining Mario Williams, who did so in 2007 and 2008.

G ANTOINE CALDWELL
•         Made his first start of the season at RG. He started seven games in 2010, including the last three games of the season.

ILB BRIAN CUSHING
•         Led the team with 12 tackles, including nine solos and one tackle for loss. It was the 10th game this season in which Cushing led the team or tied for the team lead in tackles.

TE OWEN DANIELS
•         Extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 67 on a 17-yard reception in the third quarter.

FS QUINTIN DEMPS
•         Returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 50 yards. It was his longest kick return as a Texan and his longest since 11/23/08 when he had a 100-yard return for a touchdown at Baltimore as a Philadelphia Eagle.

RB ARIAN FOSTER
•         Surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season on is seventh carry of the game, a gain of 18. The run gave him 1,010 yards on the year, making him the second player in team history to top 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive season along with Domanick Williams in 2003-04.

•         Became the fifth player in NFL history to surpass 1,000 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in consecutive seasons. He topped 600 receiving yards on the year with his fifth catch of the day, a 22-yard gain in the fourth quarter, which gave him 601 yards on the season.

•         Went over 100 yards for the sixth time this season and the 14th time in his career. He topped the century mark on a 6-yard gain in the fourth quarter, his 13th rush of the game, and finished with 109 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

•         Scored his ninth rushing touchdown of the season and the 28th of his career when he dove into the end zone from 2 yards out. Foster has scored a rushing touchdown in eight of Houston’s last nine games.

WR BRYANT JOHNSON
•         Doubled his season reception total with a pair of catches on Houston’s second drive. He entered the game with two receptions for 22 yards on the year and caught two passes for 23 yards on that drive.

WR JACOBY JONES
•         Returned a third-quarter punt 42 yards. It was his fifth return of 40 or more yards this season.

WR JEFF MAEHL
•         Made his NFL debut after being signed off of the Texans’ practice squad on Wednesday. Maehl saw his first action on the punt return unit in the first quarter.

NT EARL MITCHELL
•         Registered his first sack of the season when he tackled Carolina QB Cam Newton for no gain in the first quarter. It was his second career sack.

K NEIL RACKERS
•         Scored seven points in the game to increase his season total to 115, tying Kris Brown’s 2007 point total for the third-most in franchise history.

FB LAWRENCE VICKERS
•         Caught his fourth pass of the game, a four-yarder in the third quarter, to set a career single-game high. Vickers’ previous high was three receptions on 11/4/07 vs. Seattle as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

DE J.J. WATT
•         Tied a career high with seven tackles, including five solos, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit. He also made seven tackles in Week 12 at Jacksonville (11/27).

QB T.J. YATES
•         Completed his first eight pass attempts, gaining 60 yards on those throws. His ninth pass of the game was tipped at the line of scrimmage and fell incomplete.

•         Finished the game 19-of-30 for 212 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 56.5.


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Texans-Bengals inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 11, 2011 – 10:38 am

CINCINNATI — Here are the inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
7 QB Jeff Garcia
26 CB Brandon Harris
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
80 WR Andre Johnson
88 TE Garrett Graham
93 DE Tim Bulman

Texans starting lineup changes
Jacoby Jones will start at wide receiver for Andre Johnson.

Bengals inactives
31 S Robert Sands
40 HB Brian Leonard
52 LB Dontay Moch
65 G Clint Boling
71 OT Andre Smith
88 WR Ryan Whalen
96 DE Carlos Dunlap

Bengals starting lineup changes
Anthony Collins will start at right tackle for Andre Smith.


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Texans-Falcons inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 4, 2011 – 10:36 am

Here are the inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
1 QB Kellen Clemens
26 CB Brandon Harris
47 FB Lawrence Vickers
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
88 TE Garrett Graham
93 DE Tim Bulman

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Falcons inactives
4 QB John Parker Wilson
20 CB Brent Grimes
26 CB Kelvin Hayden
54 LB Stephen Nicholas
66 C Brett Romberg
73 OL Kirk Chambers
98 DE Cliff Matthews

Falcons starting lineup changes
Dominique Franks will start at left cornerback for Brent Grimes. Mike Peterson will start at outside linebacker for Stephen Nicholas.


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Texans-Jaguars inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 27, 2011 – 10:39 am

JACKSONVILLE — Here are the inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 12 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
1 QB Kellen Clemens
26 CB Brandon Harris
47 FB Lawrence Vickers
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
88 TE Garrett Graham
93 DE Tim Bulman

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Jaguars inactives
13 QB Dan LeFevour
18 WR Brian Robiskie
62 C John Estes
74 DE Aaron Kampman
85 TE Fendi Onobun
90 DE Matt Roth
96 DT Terrance Knighton

Jaguars starting lineup changes
Leger Douzable will start at left defensive end for Matt Roth. C.J. Mosley will start at defensive tackle for Terrance Knighton. Ashton Youboty will start at left cornerback for Derek Cox, who was placed on injured reserve.


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Texans-Buccaneers inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 13, 2011 – 10:40 am

Hot off the presses, here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 10 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
13 QB T.J. Yates
22 CB Sherrick McManis
38 FS Danieal Manning
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
80 WR Andre Johnson
88 TE Garrett Graham

Texans’ starting lineup changes
Jacoby Jones will start at wide receiver for Andre Johnson. Troy Nolan will start at free safety for Danieal Manning. Quintin Demps will return kickoffs for Sherrick McManis.

Buccaneers inactives
24 CB Anthony Gaitor
56 LB Dekoda Waston
73 T Derek Hardman
77 T James Lee
81 WR Michael Spurlock
96 DE Tim Crowder
98 DT Frank Okam

Buccaneers’ starting lineup changes
Albert Haynesworth will start at defensive tackle for Roy Miller. Strongside linebacker Quincy Black will start at weakside linebacker. Weakside linebacker Adam Hayward will start at strongside linebacker.


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Texans Injury Report: Friday

Posted by drewdougherty on November 4, 2011 – 2:43 pm

Texans
Out
WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and FS Danieal Manning (ankle)

Probable
CB Jason Allen (knee), G Thomas Austin (knee), LB Connor Barwin (Achilles), LB Bryan Braman (Neck), G Mike Brisiel (Shin), T Duane Brown (Shoulder), G Antoine Caldwell (Ankle), FB James Casey (Chest), LB Brian Cushing (Knee), WR Derrick Mason (Finger), CB Sherrick McManis (Groin), C Chris Myers (Knee), LB DeMeco Ryans (Elbow/Hamstring/Wrist), RB Ben Tate (Ankle), WR Kevin Walter (Knee), T Eric Winston (Ankle)

Browns
Out
DL Auston English (knee), RB Montario Hardesty (Calf) and DB Dimitri Patterson (Knee)

Questionable
RB Peyton Hillis (Hamstring), LB Kaluka Maiava (Knee), OL Tony Pashos (Ankle) and DB Ray Ventrone (Hamstring)

Probable
LB Chris Gocong (Shoulder), OL Shawn Lauvao (Knee), WR Mohammed Massaquoi (Head) and DB T.J. Ward (Knee)

STATUS DEFINITIONS

Probable –                 (virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty)

Questionable –           (50-50 chance will not play)

Doubtful –                 (at least 75 percent chance will not play)

Out –                          (definitely will not play)


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Texans-Jaguars inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 30, 2011 – 9:39 am

Hot off the presses, here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 8 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
13 QB T.J. Yates
26 CB Brandon Harris
38 FS Danieal Manning
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
80 WR Andre Johnson
88 TE Garrett Graham

Texans’ starting lineup changes
Jacoby Jones will start at wide receiver for Andre Johnson. Troy Nolan will start at free safety for Danieal Manning.

Jaguars inactives
17 WR Chastin West
36 S Courtney Greene
44 FB/RB Brock Bolen
67 G/C Jason Spitz
73 OL Eben Britton
84 WR Cecil Shorts III
97 DE John Chick

Jaguars’ starting lineup changes
Will Rackley will start at left guard for Eben Britton. Matt Roth will start at left defensive end for Aaron Kampman.


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Texans-Ravens inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 16, 2011 – 12:42 pm

BALTIMORE — Hot off the presses, here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 4:05 p.m. ET.

Texans inactives
13 QB T.J. Yates
16 WR Trindon Holliday
26 CB Brandon Harris
61 G Thomas Austin
66 T Andrew Gardner
80 WR Andre Johnson
86 FB James Casey

Texans starting lineup changes
Jacoby Jones will start at wide receiver for Andre Johnson. Lawrence Vickers will start at fullback for James Casey.

Ravens inactives
22 CB Jimmy Smith
25 CB/RS Chris Carr
28 S Tom Zbikowski
66 G Ben Grubbs
71 T Mark LeVoir
83 WR Lee Evans
94 OLB Sergio Kindle

Ravens starting lineup changes
Torry Smith will start at wide receiver for Lee Evans. Andre Gurode wills tart at left guard for Ben Grubbs.


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