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Bills vs Texans NFL Week Four Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (2-1) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (2-1)

SERIES

BILLS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 3-3
STREAKS Past 2
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.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/4/12
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Derek Rackley. SIRIUS: 126 (Buf.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 231 (Hou.).

STATS

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)

NOTES

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.


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