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Bentley's big day: Middle linebacker and co-team captain Kevin Bentley filled up the stat sheet Sunday at New York, leading the team with eight total tackles, two of which were for losses.
But he also recovered a fumble, hurried Mark Sanchez once and picked off a pass late in the game, returning it 18 yards to the Jets' 10-yard line. Still, the veteran was down after the loss and described his disappointment in the locker room afterwards.
"I'm hurting," Bentley said. "I know we're all hurting. We should've come out and won that game. I don't know what happened."
Dreessen with career-high: For the first time in his five seasons as a professional, tight end Joel Dreessen registered 100 or more yards receiving in a game.
Dreessen finished with four catches for 106 yards, scoring in the fourth quarter on a 43-yard snag. It was his third score of the year, which set a career single-season high. He also pulled down a 31-yard pass in the fourth quarter.
With 320 yards receiving this season, Dreessen has already matched his career-best of 320 yards in a year, which he accomplished in 2009.
Dreessen played for the Jets in 2005.
You gotta believe: Despite the loss Sunday, defensive end Mario Williams still believes in his Texans teammates and coaches.
"Oh, definitely, I believe in this team," Williams said. "When it comes down to it, the players have to go out and play. We were in position to make plays all day."
Williams finished with a pair of sacks and four total tackles. Late in the game, he came close to dropping Sanchez a third time, but the Jets' signal-caller was able to wiggle away and pick up yardage with his legs.
Foster at 1,000: Running back Arian Foster grinded out 84 yards on 22 carries against the Jets, scoring a pair of touchdowns. With his final two carries of the game—each of which went for two yards—Foster added to his season rushing total, which now stands at an NFL-best 1,004 yards.
Foster was asked about it afterward and wasn't overly excited about the personal accolades.
"Not really, but it's an accomplishment," Foster said. "It's a notch on the belt. It's a credit to the O-line and the work that they've done this offseason. It's a collective effort."
Foster also had a team-high six receptions, finishing with 59 yards receiving.