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Texans vs. Seahawks Notes


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS                           23**

HOUSTON TEXANS                                20

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Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Reliant Stadium

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*1          2          3          4          OT        T           *

Seattle Seahawks                                 3          0          3          14         3          23

Houston Texans                                   0          20         0          0          0          20

Attendance: 71,756 – Franchise record

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  • Moved to 2-2 on the season and 1-2 all-time against Seattle with the loss.
  • Lost in overtime for the first time in four games. Houston is 4-2 in overtime games since 2010. Houston's last loss in overtime was to Baltimore on 12/13/10, 34-28.
  • Lost their first one-score game since the 2011 season finale against Tennessee. Houston is 2-1 in one-score games this season.
  • Played in a game that was decided on the final play for the third time this season (Week 1 at San Diego and Week 2 vs. Tennessee).
  • Held an opponent to less than 300 yards of offense for the fourth consecutive game. The team last did that in the 2011 season.
  • Recorded five sacks and two takeaways, both season-highs.
  • Recorded a season-high 476 yards of offense.
  • Forced two three-and-out drives. The Texans led the NFL with 14 three-and-out defensive series heading into the game.
  • Dropped to 14-3 since 2011 when having a 100-yard rusher.
  • Dropped to 43-6 under Gary Kubiak when they rush 35 times or more.
  • Outgained the Seahawks 476-270 and won time of possession 39:53-31:48.
  • Gained 324 yards in the first half to mark the second-most in the first half yards in franchise history. The highest first half total came against Seattle on Dec. 13, 2009 when the Texans had 364 yards in the first half.
  • Held Seattle to -7 yards passing in the first quarter and 24 yards passing in the first half.
  • Had a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver for the first time since Dec. 16, 2012 against Indianapolis.
  • Houston's first second-quarter scoring drive spanned 90 yards on 6 plays and lasted 2:52, the longest drive of the season for the Texans.
  • Houston's second second-quarter scoring drive spanned 80 yards on 10 plays and lasted 5:10, capped by a 5-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub to Arian Foster.
  • Houston's third second-quarter scoring drive spanned 15 yards on 7 plays and lasted 2:13, capped by a Randy Bullock 22-yard field goal.
  • Houston's fourth second-quarter scoring drive spanned 67 yards on 12 plays and lasted 1:12, capped by a Rand Bullock 42-yard field goal.
  • Won the toss in overtime and elected to receive.
  • Won the toss and elected to receive.
  • Houston's captains for the game were ILB Brian Cushing, WR Andre Johnson,*P Shane Lechler, QBMatt Schauband DEJ.J. Watt.*
  • Inactive players for the Texans were QB Case Keenum, WR Lestar Jean, ILB Tim Dobbins, OLB Sam Montgomery, G Cody White, T Duane Brown and DE Tim Jamison.


  • K Randy Bullock connected on both of his first half field goal attempts, from 22 and 42 yards.
  • ILB Brian Cushing forced a second quarter fumble recovered by the Texans, the seventh of his career.
  • Cushingled the defense with nine tackles (six solo).
  • TEOwen Daniels caught a pass in his 87th consecutive regular season game on a 21-yard pass in the second quarter. Daniels had six receptions for 72 yards.
  • Danielssurpassed 4,500 yards receiving with his first catch of the game. He ranks second in franchise history with 4,519 career receiving yards.
  • RB Arian Foster had 27 carries for 102 yards, the 24th 100-yard rushing performance of his career and first of the season. Since 2010, Foster leads the NFL in 100-yard rushing performances.
  • Foster also had six receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown, including a long of 31, his longest reception and most receiving yards since Nov. 13, 2011 at Tampa Bay.
  • Fosterrecorded 171 yards from scrimmage, the most since he had 174 yards from scrimmage against Indianapolis on Dec. 22, 2011.
  • TE Garrett Graham caught his third touchdown of the season on a 31-yard pass from Matt Schaub, tying a career high from 2012.
  • Graham had a season-high 69 yards receiving on five receptions.
  • WRAndre Johnson extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 105 and his franchise record or games played to 143.
  • Johnson had nine receptions for 110 yards, the 46th 100-yard receiving game of his career and second this season. He moved into a tie with Jimmy Smith for the eighth-most 100-yard receiving games in NFL history. Johnson leads all active players in 100-yard receiving games.


Player               From              Tm                                W        L     Count

Jerry Rice*             1985-06            SF-Oak-Sea                        52       24        76

Randy Moss           1998-12            Min-Oak-NE-Ten-SF                48       16        64

Marvin Harrison        1996-08            Ind                                43       16        59

Terrell Owens          1996-10            SF-Phi-Dal-Buf-Cin                 33       18        51

Don Maynard*         1958-73            NYJ                                28       18        50

Torry Holt              1999-09            StL-Jac                            28       19        47

Michael Irvin*           1988-99            Dal                                36       11        47

Andre Johnson    2003-13         Hou                              25      21        46

Jimmy Smith           1992, 95-05        Jac                                29       17        46

Isaac Bruce            1994-09            LAR/StL-SF                        23       22        45

  • Johnson's nine receptions moved him past Rod Smith (849) and Irving Fryar (851) into 18th place on the NFL's all-time receptions list. He now has 852 career receptions.
  • CB Johnathan Joseph picked off Russell Wilson and returned it for 1 yard in the fourth quarter for his first interception of the season. Joseph is tied with Jason Allen and Kareem Jackson for fifth place in franchise history with seven interceptions. He has 21 in his career.
  • DTTerrell McClain recovered a second quarter fumble, his first of the season and second of his career.
  • OLB Whitney Mercilus recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks, bringing his season total to 3.5.
  • C Chris Myers played in his 125th career game and started the 100th game of his career. It was Myers' 100th consecutive start, dating back to 2008 with the Denver Broncos. He has started 84 consecutive games at center for the Texans.
  • OLB Brooks Reed recorded his first sack of the season in overtime, bringing down Russell Wilson for a 10-yard loss.
  • QB Matt Schaub completed 31-of-49 passes for 355 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for an 81.6 passer rating. It was the 27th 300-yard passing performance of his career.
  • DE Antonio Smith recorded a pair of half-sacks to bring his season total to 2.5. Smith now has at least a half-sack in his last four regular season games, dating back to the 2012 season finale.
  • RB Ben Tate had seven carries for 44 yards, including a long of 22.
  • ILB Justin Tuggle forced a fumble on special teams, the first of his career.
  • DE J.J. Watt recorded a half-sack to increase his season total to 3.5.
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