On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Sep. 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, September 30
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, TX 77060

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Oct. 04, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Sat., Oct. 08, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Oct. 08, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Oct. 09, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk pres. by H-E-B

    The 2016 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, October 9 at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/houston-texans-foundation/ROTB-H.html

  • Sun., Oct. 09, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Oct. 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (10500 Town and Country Way, Houston, TX, 77024) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

News

Print
RSS

Andre Johnson on pace for third 1,500-yard season

Posted Nov 26, 2012

This offseason, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said he wanted to “get back to 1,500-yard Andre.” He's on pace to get there through 11 games.


This offseason, after sitting out the first practice of organized team activities (OTAs) while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, Andre Johnson said he wanted to “get back to 1,500-yard Andre.”

Five games into the season, it didn’t look like Johnson would come close. But after a six-game tear that rivals any in his prolific career, he’s well on his way.

With 69 catches for 1,058 receiving yards, Johnson is on pace for 1,539 yards this season. It would be the third 1,500-yard season of his career and the first since he topped 1,500 in back-to-back seasons in 2008 and 2009. Johnson would tie Marvin Harrison for the second-most 1,500-yard seasons in NFL history, behind only Jerry Rice (4).

Johnson’s 461 receiving yards last week against Jacksonville and Detroit was the best two-game stretch in NFL history. The five-time Pro Bowler has averaged 129.2 receiving yards in his last six games, 10.1 yards more than Detroit’s Calvin Johnson (119.1) and at least 24 yards more than everyone else (Atlanta’s Julio Jones ranks third since Week 6 with 95.0 receiving yards per game). Johnson now ranks third in the league in receiving yards behind Calvin Johnson (1,257) and Reggie Wayne (1,105).

“Boy, I tell you, it’s really special to watch,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said last Friday, a day after Johnson racked up 188 yards on just nine catches at Detroit.

After missing nine games with hamstring injuries last season, Johnson missed all of OTAs and mini-camp with his knee injury. He also missed time in the preseason with a groin injury. He showed no signs of rust in the regular-season opener, catching eight passes for 119 yards and a touchdown against Miami.

In the next four games, Johnson had only nine catches for 164 yards, including a season-low one catch for 15 yards at the New York Jets in Week 5. It sparked widespread speculation among fans and media that Johnson, at age 31 and in his 10th season, had lost a step.

“After what he had went through and watching early in the year, there was some concern early in the year,” Kubiak said. “I think there was some concern on his part and my part. We were trying to work through some things, limit the reps, do all the right things to get him back.

“Then all of a sudden, we come out of New York and since then, it’s just been ‘Game on.’”

Since that trip to New York, Johnson has repeatedly said he feels better and better physically every week. He has attributed it to a combination of finally hitting his stride after missing so much time in the offseason and working diligently with the Texans’ training staff to take care of his body.

Johnson has at least eight catches and 75 yards in five of the last six games. He has topped 100 yards three times and 150 yards twice. He set franchise records with 14 catches and 273 yards in Week 11 against Jacksonville, capped by the game-winning 48-yard touchdown catch in overtime.

“He’s been exceptional,” Kubiak said. “He’s been exceptional in practice. All of his confidence is back. Andre is a worker. Andre plays well when he’s working well during the week. That’s just the way he is. It’s fun to watch right now. He’s exceptional. I couldn’t get it to him enough (last Thursday at Detroit), I know that.”

If that trend continues, Johnson will be back to ‘1,500-yard Andre’ in no time.


Twitter.com/NickScurfield

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News