Kudos to the Texans’ communications staff for providing much of the information.
The Texans are the only team in the NFL in the top 10 in scoring (25.4 points per game, ninth), scoring defense (19.0, eighth), yards (398.6, eighth) and yards allowed (314.0, seventh).
The Texans are 5-9 all-time without All-Pro wide receiver
The Texans have outscored opponents 90-25 in the first half of games this season. They have allowed the second-fewest first-half points and have the second-largest first-half scoring differential ( 65) in the NFL.
The Texans are 0-4 all-time against the Ravens, including an 0-1 mark on the road. They lost 34-28 to the Ravens in overtime at Reliant Stadium in 2010.
The Texans and Ravens both have a top-10 defense in points and yards allowed. The Ravens have the league’s best scoring defense (14.3 points/game) and rank third in yards allowed (284.5).
The Texans and Ravens both have a top-10 rushing offense. The Texans rank fifth (132.8 yards/game). The Ravens rank ninth (123.8).
Fast starts have been a trademark of both teams this season. The Texans have scored on each of their last four game-opening drives and have 24 points on their five total opening drives. They’re one of three teams (Jacksonville, Dallas) not to have punted on an opening drive this season. The Ravens have scored 14 points on four opening drives, averaging a whopping 11.1 yards per play.
The Texans and Ravens are the only two AFC teams not to allow any points on their first defensive series this season. The Texans’ defense has allowed a total of 57 yards on five opening drives. The Ravens’ defense has allowed 36 yards on four opening drives. The Texans are the only team to force five punts on opponents’ opening drives.
The Texans have the AFC’s best road offense since 2008, averaging 391.0 yards in 26 games. They have averaged 409.0 yards in their first two road games of 2011.
Schaub set a team record last Sunday with a touchdown pass in his 13th consecutive game.
The Texans lead the league in rushing attempts (162) and rank third in time of possession (33:25).
The Texans are 3-0 this season when rushing the ball 30 or more times. Since 2006, they’re 26-3 (.897 winning percentage) under Gary Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.
The Texans are tied for fourth in the NFL with 15 sacks, putting them on pace for 48 this season. They had 30 sacks in both 2009 and 2010.
The Texans have the NFL’s top red-zone defense. They have held opponents to an NFL-low 62.5 percent efficiency (10-of-16).
The Texans have held three opponents to less than 20 points this season. In 2010, they allowed at least 24 points in 14 of 16 games.
Special teams Notes
The Texans have two blocked field goals this season, already tying a franchise season record set in 2003.