Texans vs. Patriots Game Notes

THE TEXANS...

  • Notched consecutive wins against the Patriots for the first time in franchise history
  • Became only the second team in the NFL to win consecutive games against the Patriots since the start of the 2017 season (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Opened the roof for a game at NRG Stadium for the first time since Nov. 30, 2014 and the 46th time overall
  • Improved their record to 25-21 all-time with the roof open at NRG Stadium in franchise history
  • Improved the Texans' record against the AFC East to 5-2 since 2017
  • Improved the Texans' all-time home record against the AFC East to 12-7
  • Improved the Texans' record in the month of November to 15-9 since 2014
  • Gave Interim Head Coach Romeo Crennel his first ever win against the Patriots
  • Held the Patriots to just 86 rushing yards on 24 carries (3.6 avg.) and a long of 11 yards, which was the second-lowest total of the season and the lowest since Week 5 against Jacksonville (75). The Patriots' 3.6 yards per carry was the second-lowest average the Texans have allowed this season
  • Recorded consecutive games without a turnover for the first time since Weeks 13-14 of 2018
  • Had three different players record at least 80 receiving yards in the same game for the first time since Week 5 of 2011 against Oakland
  • Totaled five receptions of at least 20 yards in the first half for the second time this season (Week 3 at Pittsburgh) and the fifth time in franchise history
  • Gained 399 total net yards (55 rushing, 344 passing), which was the third-most in a game this season and logged 21 first downs (two rushing, 17 passing, two by penalty)
  • Notched 274 net yards in the first half, which was the most by the Texans since Week 12 of the 2018 season against Tennessee (295)
  • Recorded 16 first downs in the first half, which was the most since Week 6 of 2019 against Kansas City (16)
  • Recorded 21 points in the first half of a game for the first time since Week 3 against Pittsburgh
  • Compiled two sacks and eight quarterback hits as a team, which were the most quarterback hits by the team since Week 4 of this season
  • Converted three-of-four red zone attempts (75.0 percent) and three-of-three goal-to-go attempts (100.0 percent)
  • Held the Patriots to 0-for-1 on fourth-down attempts (0.0 percent) and 1-of-2 on red zone trips (50.0 percent)
  • Averaged 9.3 yards per pass attempt, which was the third-highest mark of the season
  • Committed only five penalties for 35 yards and did not give up a first down via penalty for the second time this season (Week 4 vs. Minnesota)

SCORING PLAYS

  • 1st Quarter – WR Randall Cobb caught a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson to complete a six-play, 73-yard drive (3:16) and tie the game at 7-7 after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt
  • 2nd Quarter – QB Deshaun Watson scored on a four-yard run to finish an eight-play, 75-yard drive (4:38) and give Houston a 14-10 lead after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt
  • 2nd Quarter – WR Keke Coutee grabbed a six-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson to complete a nine-play, 80-yard drive (2:10) and extend Houston's lead to 21-10 after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt
  • 3rd Quarter – K Ka'imi Fairbairn connected on a 36-yard field goal attempt after an 11-play, 57-yard drive (6:10) to extend the Texans' lead to 24-17
  • 4th Quarter – K Ka'imi Fairbairn converted a 46-yard field goal attempt after an eight-play, 47-yard drive (3:28) to extend the Texans' lead to 27-20

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • The following six Texans players were inactive for the game: WR Isaiah Coulter, FB Cullen Gillaspia, G Senio Kelemete, QB Josh McCown, DE Nate Orchard and T Laremy Tunsil
  • The following Texans player did not play in the game: QB AJ McCarron
  • New England won the toss and elected to defer. Houston received the opening kickoff

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TEXANS PLAYER NOTES

ILB TYRELL ADAMS

  • Finished third on the team with six total tackles (four solo)
  • Recorded six-consecutive games with at least six total tackles for the first time in his career

TE JORDAN AKINS

  • Finished with five receptions for a career-high 83 yards (16.6 avg.)
  • Became the third Texans player and first tight end to catch three passes of at least 20 yards in the first half of a game. The last Texans player to accomplish the feat was DeAndre Hopkins in Week 8 of 2017 (four)
  • Passed C.J. Fiedorowicz (881) for the seventh-most receiving yards by a tight end in franchise history
  • Notched at least 200 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons

WR RANDALL COBB

  • Finished with two receptions for seven yards (3.5 avg.) and one touchdown
  • Caught a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7
  • Logged his third touchdown as a member of the Texans, his 47th career touchdown reception and 50th total touchdown in his NFL career (2011-20)
  • Became the sixth active receiver with at least three touchdown receptions in eight of the past 10 seasons

WR BRANDIN COOKS

  • Finished with four receptions for 85 yards (21.3 avg.), including a long of 44 yards
  • Notched his 27th reception of at least 40 yards, which is now tied for the fourth-most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2014
  • Passed Kenny Stills (2019) for the most receiving yards in a players' first season with the Texans after being acquired by a trade

WR KEKE COUTEE

  • Finished with two receptions for 10 yards (5.0 avg.) and one touchdown
  • Grabbed a six-yard touchdown from QB Deshaun Watson in the second quarter to extend Houston's lead to 21-10
  • Caught the second touchdown of his NFL career and first since Week 5 of the 2018 season vs. Dallas

CB KEION CROSSEN

  • Notched one special teams tackle
  • Leads the team with nine special teams tackles this season, which is a single-season career high

ILB ZACH CUNNINGHAM

  • Tied for the team lead with nine total tackles (seven solo) and one quarterback hit
  • Passed Jamie Sharper (95 in 2003) for the most total tackles by a Texans player in the first 10 games of a season
  • Became the fourth player in franchise history with at least 100 total tackles in three consecutive seasons
  • Became the fourth player with 100 total tackles and 3.0 sacks in the first 10 games of a season since 2000
  • Notched his fourth quarterback hit of the season, which is a new single-season career high

K KA'IMI FAIRBAIRN

  • Scored nine points on two made field goals and three made extra point attempts
  • Connected on a 36-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter to extend the Texans' lead to 24-17
  • Made a 46-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to extend the Texans' lead to 27-20
  • Has not missed on a field goal attempt from within 40 yards since 2017
  • Passed Arian Foster (410) for the second-most points scored in franchise history, trailing only Kris Brown

WR WILL FULLER V

  • Finished with six receptions for 80 yards (13.3 avg.)
  • Set a new single season career high in receiving yards (708)

OLB JONATHAN GREENARD

  • Finished with one solo tackle, 1.0 sack and logged one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit
  • Recorded the first sack of his NFL career on Patriots QB Cam Newton for a seven-yard loss in the fourth quarter
  • Registered his first career tackle for loss and first career quarterback hit

S LONNIE JOHNSON JR.

  • Finished with five total tackles (four solo) and two quarterback hits
  • Recorded the second and third quarterback hits of his career

DE CHARLES OMENIHU

  • Registered his team-leading and career-high ninth quarterback hit of the season and the 14th of his NFL career

S JUSTIN REID

  • Recorded nine total tackles (seven solo), three tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two quarterback hits
  • Sacked Patriots QB Cam Newton for a loss of nine yards in the fourth quarter at the Houston 24-yard line
  • Became the second defensive back in franchise history with three tackles for loss in a game and the first since Glover Quin in Week 16 of 2012 against Minnesota
  • Became the first Texans defensive back since Tashaun Gipson in Week 13 of 2019 against New England with at least five total tackles and one tackle for loss in the first half of a game
  • Recorded his fourth tackle for loss of the season, which set a single-season career high
  • Logged the first sack of his career in the fourth quarter for a loss of nine yards
  • Passed J.J. Watt (217) for the eighth-most tackles by a Texans player in their first three seasons
  • Became the ninth player in franchise history with a tackle in each of his first 41 games
  • Posted the second-most total tackles in a game this season (10 in Week 2 vs. Baltimore)

CB BRADLEY ROBY

  • Recorded five total tackles (four solo), one pass defensed and one tackle for loss
  • Notched his sixth pass defensed of the season and now owns 74 career pass defensed
  • Recorded his second tackle for loss of the season and 12th of his career
  • Notched his seventh career game with at least one tackle for loss and one pass defensed, and his first since Week 13 of 2019 against New England
  • Became the fourth player in the NFL (Tashaun Gipson, Tyrann Mathieu and Devin McCourty) with at least 35 total tackles and one interception in each of the past seven seasons

DE CARLOS WATKINS

  • Logged his third-consecutive game with a pass defensed
  • Became the first Texans defensive lineman since J.J. Watt (2012) with three straight games with a pass defensed
  • Joined J.J. Watt, Mario Williams, Gary Walker and Robaire Smith as the only defensive lineman in franchise history with a pass defensed in three consecutive games

QB DESHAUN WATSON

  • Completed 28-of-37 passes (75.7 percent) for 344 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 121.9 rating
  • Ran for 36 yards and one touchdown on six carries (6.0 avg.)
  • Completed a three-yard touchdown pass from WR Randall Cobb in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7
  • Scored on a four-yard run in the second quarter to give Houston a 14-10 lead
  • Threw a six-yard touchdown pass to WR Keke Coutee in the second quarter to extend Houston's lead to 21-10
  • Became the first player in team history with at least 225 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in the first half of a game, and joins Patrick Mahomes as the only players to do so in the NFL this season
  • Owns 20 touchdown passes this season, which is the most through 10 games in franchise history
  • Scored his second rushing touchdown of the season (Week 1 at Kansas City) and 16th of his NFL career (2017-20)
  • Owns the second-most passing yards by a Texans player in the first 10 games of a season
  • Posted his fifth 300-yard passing game of 2020 and owns 15 in his career, which is second-most in team history
  • Posted his seventh game with multiple touchdown passes in 2020, which is the third-most in a season in his career
  • Tallied his 28th career game with multiple touchdown passes of his NFL career, which is the second-most in franchise history (Matt Schaub) and tied for the fifth-most through 48 career games in NFL history
  • Logged his sixth career game with at least two touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown, which ties for the second-most in the NFL since 2017 behind Dak Prescott
  • Registered his ninth career game with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown, which ties for the third-most in the NFL since 2017 behind Josh Allen and Dak Prescott
  • Owns the fourth-most passing touchdowns (91) and sixth-most passing yards (12,599) by a quarterback in their first 48 career game
  • Became the first quarterback in NFL history to record at least 11,000 passing yards, 1,500 rushing yards and 90 passing touchdowns within their first 50 games, doing so in only his first 48
  • Tied for the eighth-most games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown through a player's first 48 career games in NFL history
  • Became the eighth quarterback in NFL history with at least 19 touchdown passes in each of their first four seasons
  • Tied (16) for the ninth-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in their first four seasons
  • Joined Cam Newton, Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson as the only quarterbacks to throw for at least 15 touchdowns and rush for at least 250 yards in each of their first four seasons
  • Owns the ninth-most games (13) with a rushing touchdown by a quarterback in their first four seasons
  • Passed Daunte Culpepper (1,501) for the 10th-most rushing yards by a quarterback in their first four seasons
  • Became the only quarterback in each of the past two seasons to notch 250 passing yards and one touchdown pass in nine of the first 10 games of a season
  • Has a touchdown pass in each of the first 10 games of the season, tying the franchise record he set in 2018
  • Posted his sixth straight game with at least 25 rushing yards, which ties his longest streak (Weeks 12-17 of 2018)
  • Notched the second game of his career with at least 340 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown and became the ninth quarterback in the NFL this season to do so

DE J.J. WATT

  • Finished with two solo tackles one tackle for loss and a single-game career-high four passes defensed
  • Became the first defensive lineman in NFL history with at least four passes defensed and one tackle for loss in a single game
  • Became the third player in the NFL this season with at least four passes defensed and a tackle for loss in a game
  • Notched the first game of his career with four passes defensed, which tied for the second-most by a defensive lineman in NFL history and the the most passes defensed by a defensive lineman in an NFL game since 2018
  • Became the first Texans player with at least four passes defensed in a game since Johnathan Joseph did so in Week 17 of the 2015 season against Jacksonville
  • Owns the fifth-most career passes defensed (61) by a defensive lineman in NFL history and the most by a defensive lineman since 2011
  • Passed Jared Allen (12) for the second-most games with multiple passes defensed by a defensive lineman in NFL history
  • Notched his fourth, fifth, sixth pass and seventh passes defensed of the season
  • Owns the most passes defensed by a defensive lineman in the NFL this season and leads the Texans in 2020
  • Owns the most games with at least three passes defensed by a defensive lineman in NFL history (five)
  • Logged his seventh tackle for loss of the season and now owns 165 career tackles for loss, which is the most in the NFL since TFLs became an official stat

LS JON WEEKS

  • Played in his 170th consecutive game, which is a Texans franchise record
  • Passed Andre Johnson (169) for the most games played in franchise history

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