Texans at Patriots Week 14 Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (11-1) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-3)

SERIES

  TEXANS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER   2-1
STREAKS   2-1
COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 1-1 Belichick: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 24-10 at Titans W 23-16 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 1/3/10: Patriots 27 at Texans 34. Houston overcomes 14-point 4th-quarter deficit as QB Matt Schaub throws TD to WR Jacoby Jones & RB Arian Foster has 2 TD runs in final 5 minutes.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/17/06: Patriots 40, Texans 7. New England RB Kevin Faulk rushes for TD & catches 43-yard TD pass from QB Tom Brady. Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs has 93-yard KR-TD.
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Hou.), 93 (NE). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Hou.), 226 (NE). 

STATS

PASSING Schaub: 266-413-3,062-21-9-94.5 Brady: 298-460-3,537 (2C)-25 (2C)-4-102.6 (2C)
RUSHING Foster: 283-1,102 (1C)-3.9-13 (1L) Ridley: 225-1,010 (3C)-4.5-9 (T2L)
RECEIVING A. Johnson: 74-1,114 (T2C)-15.1-3 Welker: 92 (1L)-1,064-11.6-4
OFFENSE 389.6 (3C) 426.3 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE +14 (T2L) +24 (1L)
DEFENSE 322.6 (3C) 380.8
SACKS Watt: 15.5 (1C) Jones (R), Ninkovich: 6
INTs Jackson: 4 (T2C) Wilson (R): 4 (T2C)
PUNTING Do. Jones: 46.7 Mesko: 42.5
KICKING S. Graham: 103 (T2C) (40/40 PAT; 21/26 FG) Gostkowski: 122 (1C) (50/50 PAT; 24/30 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: Have most wins in single-season in franchise history (11). Club is 6-0 on road in ’12…In past 16, QB MATT SCHAUB is 15-1 with 26 TDs vs. 10 INTs & 97.4 rating. In 2 career games vs. NE, Schaub has passed 601 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 101.5 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER (1,102) needs 98 rush yards to reach 1,200 for 3rd consecutive season. Has 42 career rush TDs, most by any undrafted player through 4 seasons. Rushed for 119 yards with 2 TDs vs. NE on 1/3/10…WR ANDRE JOHNSON is averaging 172.3 rec. yards per game in past 3 (517 total). Has 5 TD rec. in 5 career games on MNF. Rookie WR LESTAR JEAN posted 1st TD catch of career last week (54 yards). TE OWEN DANIELS has career-best 6 TD rec. in ’12…DE J.J. WATT (15.5) has most sacks in season in Texans history. Rookie LB WHITNEY MERCILUS tied career-high with 2 sacks last week…PATRIOTS: With win, NE can tie Cowboys (1968-72) for 2nd-most consecutive wins (13) in December in NFL history. Average NFL-best in points per game (35.8) & yards per game (426.3)…NE clinched AFC East & QB TOM BRADY became 1st starting QB in NFL history to win 10 division titles. Brady has 4-1 career record at home on MNF with 14 TDs vs. 1 INT & 115.5 rating. Has thrown TD pass in 44 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. In past 6 (all wins), has 15 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108.7 rating. Has 38-5 (.884) record in Dec…RB STEVAN RIDLEY aims for 6th straight game with rush TD. WR WES WELKER posted 16th game of career with 10+ catches & 100+ receiving yards last week, most in NFL history. Posted 17th career game last week with at least 10 catches, tied with HOFer JERRY RICE for most in NFL history…TE AARON HERNANDEZ had season-best in catches (8) & receiving yards (97) last week…LB JEROD MAYO leads club with 118 tackles.


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One Response to “Texans at Patriots Week 14 Capsule”

  1. Brad Bohannan says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeYLvpwTjvE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    This is the a super a bowl song for the Texan’s

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