HOUSTON TEXANS POSTGAME NOTES
Jacksonville 13, Houston 6
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
TEXANS TEAM NOTES
• Houston gave up a season-low 13 points. The previous season low was 17 points to Kansas City in Week 7.
• The Texans fell to 2-9 overall, 1-5 at home, 2-5 in the AFC and 1-2 in the AFC South with the loss.
• The Texans dropped to 13-10 overall and 8-4 at home against Jacksonville all-time with the loss.
• The Texans outgained Jacksonville 158-125 in the second half.
• The Jaguars won the toss and elected to receive.
• Houston’s captains for the game were WR Andre Johnson, QB Matt Schaub, P Shane Lechler and DE J.J. Watt.
• Inactive players for the Texans were QB T.J. Yates, CB Kareem Jackson, FS Jawanza Starling, CB Elbert Mack, T Andrew Gardner, G Cody White and DE Tim Jamison
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:
T DUANE BROWN
• Moved into sole possession of 11th place on the franchise’s all-time games played list at 85 games
K RANDY BULLOCK
• Connected on both field goal attempts, a 49-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 20-yard field goal in the third quarter. He is now 19-of-28 on field goals this season and leads the team with 75 points.
TE GARRETT GRAHAM
• Tied for the team lead with five receptions for 32 yards.
TE RYAN GRIFFIN
• Caught a career-long 37-yard pass in the third quarter.
WR ANDRE JOHNSON
• Extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 112 and his franchise record of games played to 149
• Surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the seventh time in his career with two receptions for 36 yards. He entered the game with 966 yards receiving this season and now has 1,002 yards. He is the 20th player in NFL history with at least seven seasons with 1,000 yards receiving
RB DENNIS JOHNSON
• Led the Texans with a career-high 74 yards rushing on 13 attempts (5.7 avg.), including a career-long of 29-yard run in the second quarter. He also set a career-high with two receptions, good for 13 yards
• Posted the most rushing yards by a Texans rookie since Arian Foster ran for 119 yards against New England on Jan. 3, 2010
FS SHILOH KEO
• Recovered a blocked field goal and returned it 25 yards in the third quarter
P SHANE LECHLER
• Punted seven times for a 44.9 average and had a 42.9 net average on seven punts, and had a long of 53 with one punt downed inside the 20.
• Moved past Jerrel Wilson (1,072) into 14th place on the all-time punts list. Lechler now has 1,073 career punts.
WR KESHAWN MARTIN
• Set a career-high with his 11th receptions of the season. Martin has 11 receptions for 148 yards. He had 10 receptions for 85 yards as a rookie in 2012.
OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS
• Sacked Chad Henne for a loss of 6 yards in the second quarter, giving him 5.5 sacks on the season
• Moved into a tie with Jamie Sharper for seventh place on the franchise’s all-time sack list with 11.5 for his career.
NT EARL MITCHELL
• Recorded a half-sack of Chad Henne in the first quarter, setting a career-high with 1.5 sacks on the season
C CHRIS MYERS
• Extended the NFL’s longest active consecutive games played streak by an offensive lineman to 132
• Extended the NFL’s longest active consecutive games started streak by a center to 107
• Played and started in his 91st consecutive game as a Texan
CB JUSTIN ROGERS
• Made his Texans debut on special teams on the opening kickoff
DE ANTONIO SMITH
• Recorded a half-sack of Chad Henne in the first quarter, bringing his season total to 5.0
DE J.J. WATT
• Sacked Chad Henne for a 7-yard loss, his fifth consecutive game with a sack, the second-longest streak of games with a sack in his career
• Blocked a Josh Scobee field goal attempt in the third quarter, his second of the season and the third of his career
• Official press box statistics credited Watt with a team-high nine tackles, two tackles for loss and five quarterback hits. He entered the game leading the NFL in tackles for loss and quarterback hits. He now has 17 tackles for loss and 35 quarterback hits, according to official NFL statistics.
SCORING DRIVE NOTES:
• Houston’s second-quarter scoring drive spanned 49 yards on 9 plays and lasted 4:35, capped by a 49-yard field goal by Randy Bullock
• Houston’s third-quarter scoring drive spanned 83 yards on 13 plays and lasted 6:34, capped by a 20-yard field goal by Randy Bullock