Bills vs Texans NFL Week Four Inactives

Bills: CB Ross Cockrell, RB Bryce Brown, LB Randell Johnson, OT Cyrus Koundjio, OG Chris Williams, WR Marcus Easley, WR Marquise Goodwin.

Texans: QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, FS Shiloh Keo, CB A.J. Bouye, SS Eddie Pleasant, OT Jeff Adams, OLB Jadeveon Clowney.

Video: CBS Sports Bills at Texans Preview

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 4 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans.

RB Arian Foster A Game-Time Decision Sunday

The Texans declared running back Arian Foster questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury, Tania Ganguli of reports.

Foster did not play last weekend against the New York Giants after being limited in practice all week. He was again limited in practice this week.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Friday that Foster practiced similarly to how he practiced last week. He added that Foster would be worked out before Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium to determine his status.

Bills at Texans Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
Wednesday WR Marcus Easley (knee), LB Randell Johnson (knee), G Chris Williams (back)
Wednesday WR Marquise Goodwin (illness), LB Keith Rivers (groin), S Da’Norris Searcy (ankle)
Wednesday QB E.J. Manuel (abdomen), WR Sammy Watkins (ribs), WR Robert Woods (ankle)
Practice Report
Wednesday LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), S Shiloh Keo (calf), P Shane Lechler (left hip), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle)
Wednesday RB Arian Foster (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (thigh), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), G Ben Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (foot, neck), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow)
Wednesday DE Jared Crick (neck), DE Tim Jamison (groin)

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Bills vs Texans NFL Week Four Capsule



SERIES LEADER Series tied, 3-3
COACHES VS. OPP. Marrone: 0-0 O’Brien: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 22-10 vs. Chargers L 30-17 at Giants
LAST GAME 11/4/12: Bills 9 at Texans 21. Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 268 yards & 2 TDs. Texans WR Andre Johnson has 118 receiving yards & TE Owen Daniels adds 39-yard TD catch.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Derek Rackley. SIRIUS: 126 (Buf.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 231 (Hou.).


PASSING Manuel: 55-87-613-3-1-90.8 Fitzpatrick: 48-75-634-4-3-91.8
RUSHING Spiller: 37-147-4.0-0 Foster: 55-241 (2C)-4.4-1
RECEIVING Watkins (R): 13-167-12.8-1
  1. Johnson: 16-191-11.9-0
OFFENSE 322.3 353.0
TAKE/GIVE +4 (T3L) +3
DEFENSE 351.0 385.0
SACKS Ma. Williams: 2 Watt: 2
INTs 3 tied: 1 Jackson, Reed: 1
PUNTING Schmidt: 41.1 Lechler: 50.9 (3L)
KICKING Carpenter: 32 (1C) (5/5 PAT; 9/10 FG) Bullock: 22 (7/7 PAT; 5/6 FG)


BILLS: QB EJ MANUEL has won past 2 road starts, completing 33 of 46 passes (71.7 pct.) for 366 yards for 98.6 rating & 5 total TDs (3 pass, 2 rush). Bills are 4-1 when Manuel starts & has 90+ rating…In only career meeting, RB C.J. SPILLER had 102 scrimmage yards (39 rush, 63 rec.). Has TD in 2 of past 3. RB FRED JACKSON (28) needs 2 rush TDs to surpass WRAY CARLTON (29) for 4th in club history. Had 7th career TD catch last week…WR SAMMY WATKINS (No. 4 overall) is tied for 3rd among NFL rookies in catches (13). Is tied for AFC lead with 7 3rd-down receptions…DE MARIO WILLIAMS was chosen No. 1 overall by Texans in 2006 NFL Draft & played 6 seasons in Houston (2006-11). Is Houston’s all-time sack leader (53). Had sack in only career meeting (11/4/12). DT KYLE WILLIAMS has 4.5 sacks in past 6. Needs 3 to surpass JEFF WRIGHT (31.5) & CHRIS KELSAY (32.5) for 7th in club annals. DE JERRY HUGHES has 9 sacks & FF in past 12. Rookie LB PRESTON BROWN (Round 3, No. 73 overall) leads team with 31 tackles, including team-high 11 last week…TEXANS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK spent 4 seasons with Bills (2009-12) & ranks 3rd in club history in pass TDs (80) & 4th in pass yards (11,654). Scored 10th career rush TD last week (1st with Hou.)…In only career meeting, RB ARIAN FOSTER rushed for 111 yards on 24 att. & TD. Texans are 18-2 (.900) when Foster has 24+ carries. Since 2010, leads AFC with 5,047 rush yards. Has 100+ rushing yards in 2 of past 3. Rookie RB ALFRED BLUE (Round 6, No. 181 overall) rushed for 78 yards last week on 13 att. (6 avg.)…In 2 career home games vs. Bills, WR ANDRE JOHNSON has 14 rec. for 194 yards (13.9 avg.). For career, averages 6 catches per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Johnson (943) needs 9 rec. to surpass DERRICK MASON (943) & HOFer ANDRE REED (951) for No. 11 all-time. WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS aims for 4th in row with TD catch or 100+ rec. yards. WR DAMARIS JOHNSON scored 1st career rec. TD last week vs. NYG…DE J.J. WATT had sack in only career meeting. Since 2012, leads NFL with 33 sacks. Has sack in 3 of past 4. LB BRIAN CUSHING leads team with 28 tackles.

Texans vs Giants NFL Week 3 Inactives

Texans: LB Jadeveon Clowney, S Shiloh Keo, RB Arian Foster, OT Jeff Adams, NT Louis Nix, WR DeVier Posey, QB Tom Savage.

Giants: WR Odell Beckham Jr, LB Jon Beason, LB Devon Kennard, OL Charles Brown, DE Kerry Wynn, DT Jay Bromley, OL James Brewer.

Washington At Houston NFL Week One Capsule



COACHES VS. OPP. Gruden: 0-0 O’Brien: 0-0
LAST GAME 9/19/10: Texans 30 at Redskins 27 (OT). Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 497 yards & 3 TDs. Texans WRs Andre Johnson & Kevin Walter combine for 302 rec. yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/24/06: Redskins 31, Texans 15. Washington RBs Clinton Portis & Ladell Betts combine for 210 rushing yards, 105 receiving yards & 3 rushing TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 117 (Was.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 229 (Hou.).

2013 STATS

PASSING Griffin III: 274-456-3,203-16-12-82.2 Fitzpatrick (Ten.): 217-350-2,454-14-12-82.0
RUSHING Morris: 276-1,275 (3C)-4.6-7 Foster: 121-542-4.5-23-1
RECEIVING Garçon: 113 (1L)-1,346 (3C)-11.9-5 A. Johnson: 109 (3L)-1,407-12.9-5
OFFENSE 369.7 347.3
TAKE/GIVE -8 -20
DEFENSE 354.1 317.6 (2C)
SACKS Hatcher (Dal.): 11 Watt: 10.5
INTs Hall: 4 Joseph: 3
PUNTING Way (Pre.): 42.9 Lechler: 47.6
KICKING Forbath: 80 (26/26 PAT; 18/22 FG) Bullock: 104 (26/26 PAT; 26/35 FG)


REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III passed for 3,203 yards last year & has 3,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. Since 2012, is only player in NFL with 6,000+ pass yards, 90+ rating & 1,300+ rush yards. Pro Bowl RB ALFRED MORRIS rushed for 1,275 yards last year, his 2nd consecutive 1,200-yard season. Has 20 rush TDs in 1st 2 seasons… WR PIERRE GARÇON led NFL with franchise-record 113 catches last year. Had 1,346 rec. yards, his 1st career 1,000-yard season. Had 5+ catches in all 16 games in 2013. Pro Bowl WR DE SEAN JACKSON set career-highs last season with Phi. with 82 catches & 1,332 rec. yards. Tied career-best with 9 rec. TDs. Since entering NFL in 2008, averages 17.2 yards per catch, 2nd highest mark in NFL (min. 300 rec.)…Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is 1 of 2 players in NFL with 20+ sacks (24.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Last season, Pro Bowl LB BRIAN ORAKPO had 10 sacks. Was only NFC player in 2013 with 10+ sacks & INT-TD. LB PERRY RILEY, JR. led team with 112 tackles last season. DE JASON HATCHER had career-best 11 sacks in 2013 with Dal. CB DE ANGELO HALL is 3rd among active players with 43 INTs…TEXANS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK has started 77 of 85 career games for 4 teams (St.L., Cin., Buf., Ten.), passing for 16,790 yards & 106 TDs. In past 2 vs. Was., has completed 37 of 56 passes (66.1 pct.) for 471 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 102.6 rating…Since 2010, RB ARIAN FOSTER leads AFC with 4,806 rush yards (90.7 per game). In past 10 vs. NFC, has 1,296 scrimmage yards (893 rush, 403 rec.) & 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 rec.). Had 138 scrim. yards in last meeting (69 rush, 69 rec.)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (10) is tied with HOFer JERRY RICE for most games with 10+ catches & 150+ rec. yards in NFL history. For career, Johnson averages 6 rec./game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS had 802 rec. yards in 2013, 2nd among NFL rookies…Since 2012, DE J.J. WATT leads NFL with 31 sacks. Has 7.5 sacks in past 8 vs. NFC. Rookie LB JADEVEON CLOWNEY (No. 1 overall) makes NFL debut. 2-time All-America selection at South Carolina finished NCAA career with 24 sacks in 3 seasons.