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NFL Week 11 Game Capsule: Texans v. Browns

Take a look inside the numbers before the Houston Texans take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Week 11 of the 2014 NFL season.

Ben Tate, in a decidedly different uniform than what we're used to seeing him in.
Ben Tate, in a decidedly different uniform than what we're used to seeing him in.
Jason Miller

Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans begin their preparations for the Cleveland Browns in earnest:






4 of past 5


O’Brien: 0-0

Pettine: 0-0


Bye (Week 9: L 31-21 vs. Eagles)

W 24-3 at Bengals


11/6/11: Browns 12 at Texans 30. Houston RBs Arian Foster and Ben Tate rush for combined 239 yards & 2 TDs. Texans K Neil Rackers connects on three FGs (28, 21, 50).


11/23/08: Texans 16, Browns 6. Houston WR Andre Johnson has 10 catches for 116 yards. Texans WR Kevin Walter adds 7 receptions for 93 yards & TD.


CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 137 (Hou.), 146 (Cle.). XM: 230 (Cle.). 


Mallett (2014 Pre. w/ NE): 14-26-161-1-0-85.6

Hoyer: 161-275-2212-10-4-90.4


Foster: 161-822 (1C)-5.1-7 (1C)

West (R): 107-396-3.7-3


A. Johnson: 48-563-11.7-1

Hawkins: 39-504-12.9-1





+7 (3C)

+9 (2C)





Watt: 8.5

Kruger: 6


Rolle: 2

Gipson: 6 (1L)


Lechler: 47.7 (1C)

Lanning: 44.4


Bullock: 68 (23/23 PAT; 15/18 FG)

Cundiff: 69 (21/21 PAT; 16/19 FG)


QB RYAN MALLETT makes his first career NFL start.

In only career meeting against Cleveland, RB ARIAN FOSTER had 150 scrimmage yards (124 rush, 26 rec.) and a rushing TD. Foster needs only one more 100-yard rushing game to surpass PRIEST HOLMES (31) for most 100-yard games ever by undrafted player. Arian has rushed for 100+ in 6 of his past 8 games. Since 2010, Foster leads AFC in rush yards (5,628) and rushing TDs (49).

In last meeting against Cleveland, WR ANDRE JOHNSON had 10 catches for 116 yards. For his career, 'Dre averages 6 catches per game, the best in NFL history (minimum 100 games). Johnson (975, 13,224 yards) needs 8 catches to surpass RANDY MOSS (982) for No. 10 all-time and 159 yards to eclipse TORRY HOLT for No. 12 all-time.

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 17 catches for 318 yards and a TD in his past 3 games.

DE J.J. WATT had 1.5 sacks last week against the Eagles and is 1 of 2 NFL players with 8.5+ sacks and 3+ total TDs in season since 1982  (ADALIUS THOMAS). Since 2012, Watt leads the NFL with 39.5 sacks.

S KENDRICK LEWIS leads the Texans with 55 tackles.

CB A.J. BOUYE returned his first career INT 51 yards for TD vs. the Eagles.


In 12 starts with Cleveland, QB BRIAN HOYER is 9-3 with 2,827 pass yards,15 TDs, 7 INTs and an 88.4 rating. Hoyer has 200+ pass yards in 8 of past 9. He has won 6 of past 7 home starts with Browns and now aims for 6th in row at home with a TD pass.

RB TERRANCE WEST (Round 3, No. 94 overall) ranks second among AFC rookies with 396 rush yards. West led the team with 94 rush yards and a TD last week.

RB ISAIAH CROWELL (undrafted) has 5 rush TDs, tied for most among NFL rookies.

RB BEN TATE was drafted in the second round by the Texans and spent 3 seasons in Houston (2011-13).  Tate rushed for 1,992 yards & 10 TDs in 40 games as a Texan.

WR MILES AUSTIN led the team in catches (5) and receiving yards (48) vs. Bengals.

WR ANDREW HAWKINS leads the team with 504 receiving yards and needs only 30 more to surpass his career-high of 533 in 2012.

LB KARLOS DANSBY leads the Browns with 69 tackles. Since 2007, Dansby is the only NFL player with 20+ sacks (24) & 12+ INTs (12).

LB PAUL KRUGER has 4 sacks in his past 3 games.

Since 2013, S TASHAUN GIPSON leads all NFL players with 11 INTs.

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