NFL Week 9 Game Capsule: Texans v. Colts

Arian Foster feels that gentleman does not require a helmet at the present time. - Jonathan Daniel

A look inside the history and numbers of Texans-Colts as the teams prepare for their Sunday Night Football showdown at Reliant Stadium.

Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans steel themselves for the big stage that is Sunday Night Football and the AFC South leading Indianapolis Colts:

COLTS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

18-4

STREAKS

9 of past 12

COACHES VS. OPP.

Pagano: 1-1

Kubiak: 4-10

LAST WEEK

Bye (Wk. 7: W 39-33 vs. Broncos)

Bye (Wk. 7: L 17-16 at Chiefs)

LAST GAME

12/30/12: Texans 16 at Colts 28. Indianapolis rookie QB Andrew Luck connects with rookie WR T.Y. Hilton for 70-yard TD. Colts KR Deji Karim scores on 101-yard KR-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/16/12: Texans 29, Colts 17. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 165 yards & WR Andre Johnson adds 151 receiving yards & TD. Texans DE J.J. Watt has 3 sacks & FF.

BROADCAST

NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (Ind.), 93 (Hou.). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Ind.), 226 (Hou.).

PASSING

Luck: 136-224-1,574-10-3-91.3

Keenum: 15-25-271-1-0-110.6

RUSHING

Richardson: 106-333-3.1-2

Foster: 121-542 (2C)-4.5-1

RECEIVING

Hilton: 27-412-15.3-2

A. Johnson: 48-584-12.2-0

OFFENSE

344.7

381.1 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

+7 (T2C)

-11

DEFENSE

350.7

267.7 (1L)

SACKS

Mathis: 11.5 (1L)

Mercilus, Watt: 4.5

INTs

Butler: 2

3 tied: 1

PUNTING

McAfee: 46.3

Lechler: 47.5 (3C)

KICKING

Vinatieri: 63 (18/18 PAT; 15/17 FG)

Bullock: 46 (10/10 PAT; 12/17 FG)

COLTS:

In 2 career games vs. Hou., QB ANDREW LUCK has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 95.8 rating. Luck is tied with JAKE PLUMMER for most game-winning drives in 4th quarter or OT in 1st 2 seasons of career since 1970 (9). Since 2012, has 8 rush TDs, most by AFC QB…

Since ’12, RB TRENT RICHARDSON has 13 rush TDs, 3rd-most in AFC. RB DONALD BROWN is averaging 5.9 yards per carry in ‘13…

In 2 career games vs. Hou., WR T.Y. HILTON has 7 rec. for 189 yards (27 avg.) w/ 2 TDs (61, 70). WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY had 7 rec. for 99 yards, incl. 34-yard TD rec. in last game vs. Hou. (w/ Oak. on 10/9/11)…

TE COBY FLEENER has career-best 3 TD rec. in ’13…

LB ROBERT MATHIS has at least 1 sack in 6 of 7 in ’13. Mathis (11.5) needs half sack to surpass career-high (11.5 in ’05 & ’08). Has 15.5 career sacks vs. Hou., most vs. any team...

LB PAT ANGERER registered 1st INT since 12/18/11 last game…

TEXANS:

In NFL debut vs. KC in Week 7, QB CASE KEENUM completed 15 of 25 passes (60 pct.) for 271 yards w/ TD & 110.6 rating. Keenum will make 1st career start at home. Keenum attended Univ. of Hou. & finished college career as NCAA all-time leader in total passing yards (19,217) and TD passes (155)…

RB ARIAN FOSTER averages 150.4 rush yards per game in 5 career meetings vs. Ind…

WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 81.6 rec. yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Johnson (48) needs 2 rec. to record 10th career season with 50+. Has 100+ receiving yards in past 2 against Colts (141, 151).

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS leads AFC rookies in rec. yards (416). Posted 2nd TD of career last game…

Defense allows NFL-low 267.7 yards per game...

S ED REED leads active players with 61 INTs. Has 4 career INTs vs. Colts (incl. postseason)…

DE J.J. WATT had 3 sacks in last home game vs. Ind. Since ’12, Watt leads NFL w/ 25 sacks.

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