Texans at Broncos Week Three Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (2-0) AT DENVER BRONCOS (1-1)

SERIES

TEXANS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER   2-1
STREAKS   2-1
COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 1-1 Fox: 0-2
LAST WEEK W 27-7 at Jaguars L 27-21 at Falcons
LAST GAME 12/26/10: Texans 23 at Broncos 24. Denver RB Correll Buckhalter has 6-yard TD run & 23-yard TD catch from QB Tim Tebow as Broncos overcome 13-point deficit in 4th-quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/26/10
BROADCAST CBS (2:25 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 92 (Hou.), 86 (Den.). XM: 229 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Schaub: 46-66-461-1-0-94.3 Manning: 43-63-494-3-3-87.7
RUSHING Foster: 54-189-3.5-3 (T1L) McGahee: 38-177-4.7-2 (T3L)
RECEIVING A. Johnson: 11-140-12.7-1 D. Thomas: 13 (T3C)-188 (2C)-14.5-2 (T3L)
OFFENSE 374.0 335.0
TAKE/GIVE +5 (1C) -4
DEFENSE 196.0 (1L) 279.5
SACKS Watt: 3 (T1C) Miller: 3 (T1C)
INTs 3 tied: 1 (T3C) Porter: 1 (T3C)
PUNTING Do. Jones: 47.0 Colquitt: 48.7
KICKING S. Graham: 21 (6/6 PAT; 5/6 FG) Prater: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: Are only team in NFL to start 2-0 in each of past 3 seasons…Head coach GARY KUBIAK spent 9 seasons (1983-91) as player with Broncos & 11 years (1995-05) as asst. coach in Den…In past 6 on road, QB MATT SCHAUB has 10 TDs vs. 1 INT & 110.6 rating. Schaub (99) needs TD pass to reach 100 career. In only career start vs. Den., (12/26/10) Schaub completed 23 of 33 passes (69.7 pct.) for 310 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT & 96.8 passer rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER (3,286) surpassed DOMANICK WILLIAMS (3,195) for most career rush yards in franchise history last week. Had 91 rush yards with TD in only meeting vs. Den. Registered 17th 100-yard rush game of career last week (110). RB BEN TATE had career-best 2 rush TDs vs. Jax…Since ’03, WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages NFL-best 79 receiving yards per game (9,796 yards in 124 games)…Defense allows NFL-low in pts. per game (8.5), yds. per game (196) & pass yards per game (124)…Club is tied for 2nd in AFC with 6 sacks…DE J.J. WATT has 1.5 sacks in each of past 2 games. DE ANTONIO SMITH has 30.5 career sacks…BRONCOS: Club is 2-0 at home vs. Texans…For career, QB PEYTON MANNING has 16-2 record (.889) vs. Texans & has completed 452 of 642 passes (70.4 pct.) for 5,122 yards with 42 TDs (most vs. any opponent) vs. 8 INTs & 110.6 rating. Manning (63) needs 300-yard passing game to surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (63) for most 300-yard passing games in NFL history…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE averages 80.9 rush yards per game in 17 games w/ Den. (1,376 total). Posted 31st career 100-yard rushing game last week (113). Since ’04, ranks 4th in NFL with 61 rush TDs. Has rushed for 100+ yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Hou. (117, 112)…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS tied career-high with 8 catches last week. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec. WR BRANDON STOKLEY has 5 career TD catches vs. Hou…TE JOEL DREESEN spent 5 seasons with Texans (2007-11)…Broncos are tied for 2nd in AFC with 6 sacks…Texas native, LB VON MILLER has 14.5 sacks in 17 career games…CB CHAMP BAILEY has 50 career INTs, 3rd-most among active players (ED REED, 59; CHARLES WOODSON, 55).


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