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NFL Week 10 Game Capsule: Texans v. Cardinals

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A look inside the history and numbers of Texans-Cardinals as the 2-6 (ugh) Houston Texans prepare to take on the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday afternoon.

Broken ribs ain't no thang.
Broken ribs ain't no thang.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans build toward their Week 10 showdown with the Arizona Cardinals:

TEXANS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 1-1

STREAKS

1-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kubiak: 0-1

Arians: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 27-24 vs. Colts

Bye (Wk. 8: W 27-13 vs. Falcons)

LAST GAME

10/11/09: Texans 21 at Cardinals 28. Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald catches 2 TDs from QB Kurt Warner. Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has 49-yard 4th-quarter INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/11/09

BROADCAST

CBS (2:25 PM MST): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 85 (Hou.), 93 (Arz.). XM: 226 (Arz.). 

PASSING

Keenum: 35-59-621-4-0-118.0

Palmer: 174-284-1,913-10-14-72.4

RUSHING

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

Ellington (R): 43-333-7.7-2

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 57 (T2L)-813 (2C)-14.3-3

Fitzgerald: 36-470-13.1-5

OFFENSE

393.9 (3C)

314.5

TAKE/GIVE

-11

+1

DEFENSE

273.5 (1L)

342.5

SACKS

Watt: 5.5

Campbell: 4

INTs

3 tied: 1

Peterson: 3

PUNTING

Lechler: 46.8 (3C)

Zastudil: 45.1

KICKING

Bullock: 52 (13/13 PAT; 13/21 FG)

Feely: 56 (14/14 PAT; 14/15 FG)

TEXANS:

QB CASE KEENUM had career-best in passing yards (350), TDs (3) & rating (123.4) last week. Aims for 3rd straight game with 100+ rating…

In past 6 vs. NFC, RB ARIAN FOSTER is averaging 93.3 rush yards per game (560 total).

RB BEN TATE had 81 rush yards last week, 2nd-highest of season…

WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 82.7 rec. yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Had career-best 3 TD catches last week & posted 3rd 200-yard rec. game of career (229). Had 8 catches for 101 yards with 2 TDs in last game vs. Az.

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS is 2nd among AFC rookies in rec. yards (470)…

Defense allows NFL-low 273.5 yards per game...

S ED REED leads active players with 61 INTs…

DE J.J. WATT has 8 sacks in 11 games vs. NFC. Since ’12, Watt leads NFL w/ 26 sacks.

DE ANTONIO SMITH spent 5 seasons with Az. Selected in 5th round of ’09 NFL Draft by Az. Had season-best 2 sacks last week…

CARDINALS:

QB CARSON PALMER has 96 rating in 2 career starts vs. Hou…

Rookie RB ANDRE ELLINGTON rushed for 154 yards (15 att., 10.3 avg.) & TD (80 yards) in last game. His 80-yard TD run was 2nd longest in team history by rookie. Ranks 1st in NFL with 7.7 rush avg. (min. 40 att.).

RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has rush TD in all 3 home games played with Az…

WR LARRY FITZGERALD (800) became youngest in NFL history to reach 800 rec. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 67 rec. TDs. Has 3 TDs in 2 career meetings.

WR MICHAEL FLOYD had TD in last game…

Club has 12 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFC.

Since entering NFL in 2011, CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON leads NFL with 4 PR-TDs & is only player with 10+ INTs (12) & 3+ PR-TDs (4).

LB JOHN ABRAHAM has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in past 2. Leads active players with 125 sacks & 46 FFs. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Hou. with sack.

DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 3 sacks, FF & FR in past 4.

LB DARYL WASHINGTON is only player in NFC with 5+ PD (6), 2+ sacks (2) & 2+ INTs (2).

S RASHAD JOHNSON had career-high 2 INTs in last game.

S TYRANN MATHIEU is only rookie in NFL with 40+ tackles (49), 5+ PD (5), 2+ INTs (2), 1+ FF (1) & 1+ sack (1). Named NFL Defensive Rookie of Month for Oct.

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