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NFL Week 9 Game Capsule: Texans v. Eagles

Can the Houston Texans do something they've never done and beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday? Take a look inside the numbers.

Who's playing at The Continental Club on Saturday night?
Who's playing at The Continental Club on Saturday night?
Evan Habeeb

Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans look to creep back above .500 when they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon:






Past 3


Kelly: 0-0

O’Brien: 0-0


L 24-20 at Arizona

W 30-16 at Titans


12/2/10: Texans 24 at Eagles 34. Philadelphia QB Michael Vick throws for 302 yards & totals 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Eagles RB LeSean McCoy adds 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving).


9/10/06: Eagles 24, Texans 10. Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb throws for 314 yards & 3 TDs, including 42-yarder to WR Donte’ Stallworth, who records 6 catches for 141 yards.


FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Phi.), 84 (Hou.). XM: 227 (Hou.). 


Foles: 177-299-2039-12-9-80.7

Fitzpatrick: 144-227-1757-9-7-87.6


McCoy: 137-505-3.7-1

Foster: 146-766 (1C)-5.2-7 (T1L)


Maclin: 39-632-16.2-6 (T2C)

A. Johnson: 46-551-12.0-1


398.7 (3C)









Barwin: 6

Watt: 7 (T3C)


Jenkins: 3 (T1C)

7 tied: 1


Jones: 44.7

Lechler: 47.6 (2C)


Parkey (R): 65 (2C) (23/23 PAT; 14/15 FG)

Bullock: 65 (20/20 PAT; 15/17 FG)


QB NICK FOLES has won past 3 starts vs. AFC and has 118 rating (10 TDs, 2 INTs). Last week, he had team-record 36 completions and passed for 411 yards, his 3rd career 400-yard game.

RB LE SEAN MCCOY had 130 scrimmage yards (86 receiving, 44 rushing) and 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 receiving) in his only meeting with Texans.

Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 248 receptions, 2,179 yards and 16 receiving TDs.

WR JEREMY MACLIN had 12 catches for career-best 187 yards with 2 TDs (21 & 54 yards) last week. He has 6 50+ receiving TDs in career (including playoffs) with 2 in 2014. Maclin also has a TD in 7 of past 9 games.

WR RILEY COOPER has 5 TDs in past 7 vs. AFC teams.

TE ZACH ERTZ has a TD in 2 of past 3 games vs. AFC teams.

LB DEMECO RYANS played his first 6 seasons in Houston (2006-11) and was selected to 2 Pro Bowls there. Ryans leads his team with 39 tackles.

In 9/10/06 meeting with Texans, LB TRENT COLE had 2 sacks.

CB CARY WILLIAMS had a sack in last game vs. Houston (10/21/12 with Baltimore).

In past 6 vs. AFC teams, S MALCOLM JENKINS has 2 INTs (55-yard TD) and 1.5 sacks.

LB CONNOR BARWIN has 6 sacks in his past 4 games.


In last meeting (10/9/11 with Buffalo) with Eagles, QB RYAN FITZPATRICK completed 21 of 27 (77.8%) for 193 yards and 1 TD for 93.4 rating.

In only career meeting against Eagles, RB ARIAN FOSTER had 109 scrimmage yards (83 rushing, 26 receiving) & 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Foster rushed for 151 yards & 2 TDs last week, tying PRIEST HOLMES (31) for most 100-yard games ever by an undrafted player. Foster has rushed for 100+ yards in 6 of his past 7 games. Since 2010, Foster leads NFL with 49 rush TDs and has 5,572 rush yards, most in AFC.

In 2 career meetings, WR ANDRE JOHNSON has 12 catches for 250 yards (125 yards per game). For his career, he averages 6 receptions per game, the best in NFL history (minimum of 100 games). Johnson had 55 receiving yards last week and now has 13,212 for his career, surpassing HOFer ANDRE REED (13,198) for No. 13 all-time.

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 11 catches for 203 yards in his past 2 games.

DE J.J. WATT had 2 sacks last week and is 1 of 2 NFL players (ADALIUS THOMAS) with 7+ sacks and 3+ total TDs in a season since 1982. Since 2012, Watt leads the NFL with 38 sacks.

S D.J. SWEARINGER had his first INT of the season last week.

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