Postgame Notes | Texans vs. Patriots, Week 5

THE TEXANS

  • Finished the game 3-of-3 (100 pct.) on fourth down attempts, marking the fifth time in franchise history the team has converted three-plus fourth down tries in a single game
  • Recorded two takeaways in today's game to move the season total to eight takeaways, tied for the fifth-highest total in franchise history through five games
  • Posted an interception, marking the fourth time this season the team has recorded at least one pick. The Texans defense now has six interceptions on the season, the third-highest total in franchise history through five games
  • Averaged 6.4 yards per offensive play, the team's highest mark of the 2021 season
  • Logged an 18-play, 79-yard touchdown drive that took 10:06 to open the game, the team's first touchdown drive of 10-plus minutes since Week 13 of the 2011 season vs. Atlanta

SCORING PLAYS:

  • 1st Quarter – TE Antony Auclair *caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from QB *Davis Mills, capping off an 18-play, 79-yard drive (10:06) and gave Houston a 6-0 lead
  • 2nd Quarter – WR Chris Moore caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from QB *Davis Mills *to finish off a three-play, 75-yard drive (1:21), giving Houston a 12-6 lead
  • 2nd Quarter – K Ka'imi Fairbairn connected on a 33-yard field goal attempt to conclude a 15-play, 65-yard drive (7:11), extending the Texans lead to 15-6
  • 3rd Quarter – WR Chris Conley *hauled in a 37-yard touchdown pass from QB *Davis Mills, finishing a two-play, 44-yard drive (0:42), extending Houston's lead to 22-9 following the made extra point attempt by K Ka'imi Fairbairn

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • The following seven Texans players were inactive for the game: WR Danny Amendola, RB Rex Burkhead, TE Brevin Jordan, DB Jimmy Moreland, DL Charles Omenihu, RB Scottie Phillips and QB Deshaun Watson
  • The following Texans players were captains: OL Justin Britt, DB A.J. Moore Jr. and DB Justin Reid
  • The following Texans players did not play in the game: QB Jeff Driskel and WR Davion Davis
  • New England chose heads and won the toss, choosing to defer to the second half. Houston elected to receive the opening kickoff

TEXANS PLAYER NOTES

TE ANTONY AUCLAIR

  • Caught an 11-yard touchdown pass - the first of his score of his career - from QB Davis Mills in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead

WR CHRIS CONLEY

  • Recorded three receptions for 84 yards (28.0 avg.), his highest receiving yardage total as a Texan and the fourth-highest total of his career
  • In the 2nd quarter, logged a 40-yard reception on fourth down from QB Davis Mills to move Houston into the red zone, marking his longest reception as a Texan
  • Posted a 37-yard touchdown catch from QB *Davis Mills *in the 3rd quarter, his first score as a Texan and 14th receiving touchdown of his career

K KA'IMI FAIRBAIRN

  • Connected on his first field goal attempt of the season, a 33-yarder in the second quarter to extend the Texans lead to 15-6

DL JONATHAN GREENARD

  • Made his third consecutive start, finishing the game with three tackles (all solo), a career-high two tackles for loss and a quarterback hit
  • Sacked QB Mac Jones for a loss of five yards in the fourth quarter, his second sack of the season and the third of his career

LB KAMU GRUGIER-HILL

  • Finished the game with four tackles (all solo) and a tackle for a loss, giving him a team-high five tackles for loss on the season

RB MARK INGRAM II

  • Led the team with 41 rushing yards on 16 carries (2.6 avg.)

DL JORDAN JENKINS

  • Finished the game with a season-high four tackles (one solo)

RB DAVID JOHNSON

  • Logged five receptions for 46 yards, both season highs, in addition to two carries for five yards (2.5 avg.)

DL JALEEL JOHNSON

  • Tied his season high with three tackles (all solo)
  • Recovered a forced fumble by DB Terrance Mitchell in the end zone from Patriots RB Damien Harris, his first career fumble recovery

DB LONNIE JOHNSON JR.

  • Recorded four tackles (one solo) and an interception
  • Intercepted a pass from QB *Mac Jones *in the third quarter, the second of his career and his second in as many games

DB DESMOND KING II

  • Finished second on the team with eight tackles (five solo), tied for the fifth-highest total of his career
  • Tied his career high with a team-leading two special teams tackles

LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY

  • Led the team with a season-high 12 tackles (six solo) while also posting a pass defensed
  • Recorded his second game with 10-plus tackles as a Texan and the 17th such game of his career

QB DAVIS MILLS

  • Completed 21-of-29 passes (72.4 percent) and posted career highs in passing yards (313), passing touchdowns (three) and passer rating (141.7)
  • Became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to finish a game with 300-plus passing yards, three-plus passing touchdowns and a passer rating of 140.0 or higher
  • Logged the 12th-highest single-game passer rating by a rookie quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger
  • Became the second rookie quarterback since the 2000 season to post a perfect 158.3 passer rating on third and fourth down (min. 10 attempts), finishing the game 12-of-13 for 209 yards and two touchdowns on such plays
  • Threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to WR Chris Moore in the second quarter, the longest completion of his NFL career

DB TERRANCE MITCHELL

  • Finished third on the team with seven tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed
  • Forced a fumble by RB Damien Harris at the HOU 1-yard line in the second quarter, recovered in the end zone by DL Jaleel Johnson. The play brought Mitchell's season total to three forced fumbles, a new career high and tied for the third-most forced fumbles through five games in franchise history

WR CHRIS MOORE

  • Recorded five receptions for a 109 yards (21.8 avg.), both career highs
  • Caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from QB Davis Mills in the second quarter, the longest reception of his career and his first touchdown as a Texan

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