Posted: 11:21 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans prepare for their 2013 regular season home opener against Bud Adams' Army of Darkness.
TENNESSEE TITANS (1-0) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (1-0)
4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP.
W 16-9 at Steelers
W 31-28 at Chargers
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/30/12: Texans 38, Titans 14. Matt Schaub completes 20 of 28 passes for 202 yards & 2 TDs. Houston RB Arian Foster adds 86 rushing yards & TD.
CBS (12:00 PM PT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 139 (Ten.), 112 (Hou.). XM: 232 (Hou.).
Schaub: 34-45-346 (3C)-3-1-110.0 (3C)
C Johnson: 25-70-2.8-0
A. Johnson: 12 (1C)-146 (3C)-12.2-0
Brown, Casey: 2
Manning, Mercilus: 1
Verner: 1 (T3L)
Cushing: 1 (T3L)
Bironas: 10 (T3C) (1/1 PAT; 3/3 FG)
Bullock: 7 (4/4 PAT; 1/2 FG)
TITANS: Club is 7-4 all-time at Hou…QB JAKE LOCKER registered 309 passing yards in last meeting vs. Texans, 2nd-most in single-game in career. Ten. has 3-0 record when Locker has 90+ rating as starter…For career, RB CHRIS JOHNSON averages 89.3 rush yards per game vs. Hou. Rushed for 141 yards in last game at Texans. Titans are 24-9 (.727) when Johnson has 100+ rush yards in game. RB JACKIE BATTLE had rush TD in Titans debut last week…WR NATE WASHINGTONhas reception in 79 consecutive games. Had 3 rec. for 96 yards (32 avg.) in last game vs. Hou. WR KENNY BRITT registered 100-yard receiving game (128) vs. Texans on 12/19/10…Defense posted 5 sacks last week, tied for 3rd-most in NFL…LB ZACH BROWN & DT JURRELL CASEY each posted 2 sacks last week…S BERNARD POLLARD spent 2 seasons with Texans (2009-10). S MICHAEL GRIFFIN has 3 career INTs vs. Hou…CB ALTERRAUN VERNER posted 7th INT of career last week…Since ’05, K ROB BIRONAS had made 2nd-most FGs (217) in NFL (DAVID AKERS, 230)…
TEXANS:GARY KUBIAK registered 60th career regular-season win as Texans head coach last week…In past 8 starts vs. Ten, QBMATT SCHAUB has 6-2 record with 17 TDs vs. 1 INT & 105.6 passer rating. Registered 26th career game with 300+ passing yards (346) last week…Since ’10, RB ARIAN FOSTER averages 125.9 scrimmage yards per game, best in NFL. Has 4 rush TDs in past 3 against Ten. Posted career-best 119 receiving yards, incl. 78-yard TD catch vs. Titans on 10/23/11. RB BEN TATE averages 5.9 yards per carry vs. Ten. (39 att., 230 yards)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON posted 18th career game with at least 10 rec. & 100 receiving yards (12 catches, 146 receiving yards), most in NFL history. Averages 82 receiving yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games)…TE OWEN DANIELS tied career-best with 2 TD rec. last week…DE J.J. WATT has 2 sacks in each of past 2 vs. Titans…LB BRIAN CUSHING had 18-yard INT-return TD last week. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS tied career-best with 2 sacks vs. Ten.