Houston at Tampa Bay Week 10 Capsule

TEXANS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 1-1  
STREAKS 1-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 1-0 Morris: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 30-12 vs. Browns L 27-16 at Saints
LAST GAME 12/9/07: Buccaneers 14 at Texans 28. Houston QB Sage Rosenfels passes for 209 yards & 3 TDs, all to different receivers, for 116.6 passer rating as Texans defeat Tampa Bay.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/14/03: Buccaneers 16, Texans 3. Tampa Bay RB Thomas Jones rushes for 134 yards & scores game’s only TD (18-yard run). Buccaneers K Martin Gramatica adds 3 FGs.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. Westwood One Radio: Wayne Larrivee, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 117 (Hou.), 136 (TB).  XM: 235 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Schaub: 167-277-2,237-13-6-92.6 (3C) Freeman: 193-307-2,004-8-10-76.8
RUSHING Foster: 154-656 (3C)-4.3-5 (T3C) Blount: 90-400-4.4-3
RECEIVING Daniels (TE): 34-447-13.1-3 Williams: 37-363-9.8-1
OFFENSE 393.6 (3C) 343.5
TAKE/GIVE +7 (2C) +2
DEFENSE 274.0 (1L) 398.9
SACKS A. Smith: 4.5 Clayborn (R): 3
INTs Allen, Joseph: 3 Barber, Jackson: 2
PUNTING Hartmann (R): 43.4 Koenen: 45.8
KICKING Rackers: 80 (T1C) (26/26 PAT; 18/20 FG) Barth: 61 (13/13 PAT; 16/18 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: Club has best record (6-3) through 9 games in franchise history…In 4 road games in ’11, QB MATT SCHAUB has completed 82 of 128 passes (64.1 pct.) for 1,119 yards with  8 TDs vs. 1 INT & 109.5 rating. Schaub (96) needs 4 TD passes to reach 100 career…Hou. had club record 261 rush yards last week…RB ARIAN FOSTER seeks 4th consecutive game with 100+ rush yards (115, 112, 124). Foster (24) surpassed DOMANICK WILLIAMS (23) last week for most career rush TDs in Texans history. In past 6 in Nov., Foster is averaging 106 rush yards per game (636 total) & has 7 rush TDs. Foster (656) & RB BEN TATE (623) are 1st RB duo to have 600+ rush yards apiece through team’s 1st 9 games of season since Denver’s MIKE ANDERSON & TATUM BELL in ’05…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (698) needs 2 rec. to reach 700 in 2nd-fewest games (120) in NFL history (MARVIN HARRISON, 114)…Defense allows NFL-low 274 yards per game…Rookie LB BROOKS REED had career-best 2 sacks last week & aims for  4th consecutive game with sack… BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH FREEMAN aims for 4th consecutive win at Raymond James Stadium. Last week, completed 27 of 37 (73 pct.) for 281 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 103.5 rating…When RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 18+ carries, team is 7-1. In those 8, has rushed for 834 yards (104.3 per game) & 5 TDs. In past 6 at home with 15+ att., has rushed for 676 yards (112.7 per game) & 4 TDs…WR MIKE WILLIAMS averages 4.9 catches per home game in career (13 games, 64 catches). TE KELLEN WINSLOW had TD last week & has catch in 84 games in row. Has 10+ catches in 2 of 3 career games vs. Hou. In those 2 with 10+ catches, he has 21 receptions for 200 yards (100 per game) & TD. WR DEZMON BRISCOE aims for 4th in row with 20+ yard catch…CB RONDE BARBER has started 191 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (27) & 40+ INTs (42). DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN ties for 2nd among NFC rookies with 3 sacks. S TANARD JACKSON aims for 3rd home game in row with INT.


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