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NFL Week 11 Game Capsule: Texans v. Bengals

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Take a look inside the numbers before the Houston Texans host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season. There are possible playoff implications and everything!

Probably thinking about his hometown.
Probably thinking about his hometown.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans look to move about .500 when the Bengals come to town this weekend.

BENGALS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 3-3

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 2-5

O’Brien: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-10 at Saints

W 23-7 at Browns

LAST REG-SEA GAME

12/11/11: Texans 20 at Bengals 19. Houston rookie QB T.J. Yates throws for 300 yards & 2 TDs. Texans TE Owen Daniels has 100 receiving yards & WR Kevin Walter adds receiving TD.

LAST REG-SEA GAME AT SITE

10/26/08: Texans 35, Bengals 6. Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 280 yards & 3 TDs. Texans WR Andre Johnson records 143 receiving yards & Walter adds 2 receiving TDs, including 39-yarder.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Cin.), 93 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.). 

PASSING

Dalton: 187-303-2180-11-9-83.2

Mallett: 20-30-211-2-1-95.3

RUSHING

Hill (R): 113-556-4.9-5 (T3C)

Foster: 161-822 (3L)-5.1-7 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Sanu: 44-671-15.3-4

A. Johnson: 55-631-11.5-1

OFFENSE

346.3

354.4

TAKE/GIVE

+1

+8 (T2C)

DEFENSE

385.7

389.5

SACKS

Dunlap: 4.5

Watt: 9.5

INTs

Iloka: 3

Rolle: 2

PUNTING

Huber: 47.4 (3C)

Lechler: 46.8

KICKING

Nugent: 74 (23/23 PAT; 17/23 FG)

Bullock: 79 (25/25 PAT; 18/22 FG)

BENGALS:

Last week, Katy native QB ANDY DALTON completed 16 of 22 (72.7%) of his passes for 220 yards, 3 TDs, and 0 INTs for a career-high 143.9 rating. The Bengals are 17-2 (.895) when Dalton has 100+ rating. The Red Rifle has a .629 (36-21-1) career win pct., which is the best of any QB in club history (min. 20 starts).

RB JEREMY HILL (Rd. 2, No. 55 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft) rushed for 152 yards on 27 attempts (5.6 avg.) last week and is the second Bengals rookie with two 150-yard rush games (PAUL ROBINSON, 1968).  Hill leads NFL rookies in rush yards (556) and is tied for first in rush TDs (5).

In his past 6 games, RB GIOVANI BERNARD is averaging 85.8 yards from scrimmage per game (515 total; 398 rush, 117 rec.) with 5 rushing TDs.

Last week, WR A.J. GREEN led team with 127 receiving yards on 6 catches (21.2 avg.). Green has 18 career 100-yard games, which is tied with CRIS COLLINSWORTH for fourth-most in club history. Since entering NFL in 2011, Green has 4,341 receiving yards, good for third-most in AFC.

TE JERMAINE GRESHAM (21) had a season-high 2 TDs last week.  He is the 4th TE in club history with 20 TDs for his career.

Since 2012, GENO ATKINS has 20 sacks, which is second among AFC DTs.

TEXANS:

In his first NFL start, QB RYAN MALLETT had 211 pass yards and 2 TDs with a 95.3 rating versus the Browns.

In 3 career meetings (including playoffs), RB ARIAN FOSTER has 430 yards from scrimmange (334 rush, 96 receiving) and 3 rush TDs against the Bengals. Foster needs one more 100-yard rushing game to surpass PRIEST HOLMES (31) for the most ever by undrafted player. Coincidentally, Foster has 100+ yards in 6 of his past 8 games. Since 2010, Arian leads the AFC in rushing yards (5,628) and rushing TDs (49).

Last week, RB ALFRED BLUE (Rd. 6, No. 181 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft) had a club-record 36 carries for 156 yards.  That 156 yards tied for most in a game by a Texans ookie (STEVE SLATON).

WR ANDRE JOHNSON (982 receptions, 13,292 yards) needs one catch to surpass RANDY MOSS (982) for No. 10 all-time and 91 yards to eclipse TORRY HOLT (13,382) for No. 12 all-time among NFL receivers. For his career, 'Dre averages 6 receptions per game, which is the best in NFL history (min. 100 games).

WR DEANDRE HOPKINS aims for his 5th game in a row with 80+ receiving yards.

Last week, DE J.J. WATT became the first player since 1982 with a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery, and a TD reception in the same game. Watt is 1 of 2 players in history with 2 TD receptions, an INT-TD, and a FR-TD in the same season (JAY ARNOLD, 1938).

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