Texans at Lions Week 12 Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-1) AT DETROIT LIONS (4-6)

SERIES

  TEXANS LIONS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 1-1  
STREAKS Series tied, 1-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 1-0 Schwartz: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 43-37 (OT) vs. Jaguars L 24-20 vs. Packers
LAST GAME 10/19/08: Lions 21 at Texans 28. Houston races to 21-0 lead as RBs Ahman Green & Steve Slaton each record rushing TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/19/04: Lions 28, Texans 16. Detroit QB Joey Harrington connects with WR Roy Williams for 2 TDs (31, 14). Lions WR-KR Eddie Drummond registers 99-yard KR-TD. 
BROADCAST CBS (12:30 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Hou.), 86 (Det.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Hou.), 226 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING Schaub: 216-330-2,540-18-8-96.8 Stafford: 265-427-2,988 (3C)-12-10-82.6
RUSHING Foster: 249-949 (1C)-3.8-10 (1L) Leshoure: 124-502-4.0-5
RECEIVING A. Johnson: 60-870-14.5-3 Johnson: 65 (3C)-1,117 (1L)-17.2-3
OFFENSE 382.9 401.7 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE +8 (3C) -7
DEFENSE 299.2 (2C) 328.1
SACKS Watt: 11.5 Avril: 5.5
INTs Jackson: 4 (T1C) 6 tied: 1
PUNTING Do. Jones: 46.2 Harris: 41.1
KICKING S. Graham: 87 (2C) (33/33 PAT; 18/22 FG) Hanson: 84 (24/24 PAT; 20/22 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: Aim for 1st 10-1 start in team history. Are 4-0 on road…QB MATT SCHAUB passed for 527 yards last week, tied for 2nd-most in game in NFL history (WARREN MOON, 12/16/90). In past 14, Schaub is 13-1 with 23 TDs vs. 9 INTs & 99.7 rating. In only career start vs. Det., had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 124.1 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER (949) needs 51 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 3rd straight season…WR ANDRE JOHNSON posted career-best 273 receiving yards last week & has 8 career games with at least 10 rec. & 150 receiving yards, 3rd-most behind JERRY RICE (10) & TIM BROWN (9). Needs 130 rec. yards to record 6th 1,000-yard season. Had 11 rec. for 141 yards in last game vs. Det. Rookie WR-KR KESHAWN MARTIN posted 1st TD catch of career last week & had 2 returns of 50+ yards (71-yard PR; 54-yard KR). Attended Mich. St…TE GARRETT GRAHAM had career-high 2 TDs last week…DE J.J. WATT has 6 sacks in past 5 on road. Leads NFL DL with 11 PD…LIONS: Play 73rd game on Thanksgiving…In past 2 seasons, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD is 5-1 vs. AFC with 1,888 yards (314.7 per game), 15 TDs vs. 1 INT & 112.1 rating. When he has 105+ rating, Lions are 10-0…RB MIKEL LESHOURE has 4 rush TDs in past 3…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has TD in 4 of 5 Thanksgiving games. In past 3, has 24 catches for 479 yards (159.7 per game) & 2 TDs. Has 3 200-yard rec. games in career, tied for 5th most in NFL history. In past 6 vs. AFC, has 39 catches for 763 yards (127.2 per game) & 7 TDs. Aims for 6th in row vs. AFC with 100+ rec. yards. Leads NFL with 1,117 rec. yards. Since 2011, has 2,798 rec. yards, most in NFL, & his 107.6 yards per game avg. during span ranks 1st. Since 2008, has 48 rec. TD, most in NFL. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among NFL TEs with 200 rec…DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 4 in NFC with 15+ sacks (16.5) & 6+ FFs (6) since 2011. Had sack & FF in last Thanksgiving game. DT NICK FAIRLEY has 3 sacks in past 2 games.


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