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Falcons at Texans Week 13 Capsule

SERIES LEADER Series tied, 1-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 0-0 Kubiak: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 24-14 vs. Vikings W 20-13 at Jaguars
LAST GAME 9/30/07: Texans 16 at Falcons 26. Atlanta QB Joey Harrington completes 23 of 29 passes & 2 TDs with 121.7 passer rating. Falcons’ K Morten Andersen adds 4 FGs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/30/03: Texans 17, Falcons 13. Houston RB Domanick Williams rushes for 101 yards on 24 carries & 2 3rd-quarter TDs as Texans hold off Atlanta in 1st-ever meeting between teams.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Atl.), 92 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.).


PASSING Ryan: 246-394-2,887-18-10-89.3 Yates (R): 8-15-70-0-0-66.0
RUSHING Turner: 219-948 (3C)-4.3-8 Foster: 193-805 (3C)-4.2-7 (T2C)
RECEIVING White: 64 (3L)-830-13.0-4 Daniels (TE): 41-509-12.4-3
OFFENSE 365.9 379.7 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE 0 +11 (1C)
DEFENSE 329.2 (2C) 268.4 (1L)
SACKS Abraham, Sidbury: 4 Barwin: 8.5
INTs DeCoud: 3 Joseph: 4 (T3C)
PUNTING Bosher (R): 40.1 Hartmann (R): 43.6
KICKING Bryant: 85 (28/28 PAT; 19/20 FG) Rackers: 95 (T2C) (32/33 PAT; 21/24 FG)


FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN aims for 6th win in row vs. AFC. In past 5 vs. AFC, has completed 108 for 167 (64.7 pct.) for 1,393 yards with 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 107.7 rating. Aim for 5th in row vs. AFC with 100+ rating. Last week, completed 27 of 34 (79.4 pct.) for 262 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 128.2 rating. Falcons are 20-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating. Has won 8 of past 9 Dec. starts…Since joining Atl. in 2008, RB MICHAEL TURNER has 47 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL. When he has 23+ att., his teams are 21-1 (.955)…In past 7 vs. AFC, WR RODDY WHITE has 60 catches for 913 yards (130.4 per game) & 7 TDs. Has 100+ yards in 6 of those 7. Since start of 2007, has 435 rec., most in NFC. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 59 receptions & needs 1 catch for NFL-record 13th consecutive season with 60+ receptions…DE JOHN ABRAHAM had sack in last meeting. Has 106.5 sacks, 2nd most among active players. CB DUNTA ROBINSON was 1st round pick by Hou. in 2004 (No. 10 overall). Played 6 seasons with Texans (2004-09) & had 13 INTs. DE RAY EDWARDS had sack in only game vs. Hou. (11/2/08 with Min.)…TEXANS: Club has best record (8-3) through 11 games in franchise history…Rookie QB T.J. YATES (5th round, No. 152) will make 1st career start. Yates is native of Marietta, GA…Hou. is tied for AFC-best with 14 rush TDs in ’11 (Oak., 14)…Texans are only team in NFL with 2 RBs with at least 700 rush yards (ARIAN FOSTER, 805 & RB BEN TATE, 712). Since ’10, Foster is tied for NFL-best with 23 rush TDs (ADRIAN PETERSON). Aims for 6th consecutive game with at least 1 rush TD…WR ANDRE JOHNSON recorded 700th career catch last week in 120th game, 2nd-fewest to reach milestone in NFL history (MARVIN HARRISON, 114)…Defense allows NFL-low 268.4 yards per game..Hou. (35) needs 3 sacks to surpass franchise record of 37 in ’05…Rookie LB BROOKS REED (2nd round, No. 42) aims for 6th consecutive game with sack…LB CONNOR BARWIN had career-best 4 sacks last week…Rookie DE J.J. WATT (1st round, No. 11) had career-high 2 sacks last week.

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