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NFL Week 13 Game Capsule: Texans v. Titans

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Take a look inside the numbers before the Houston Texans host the Tennessee Titans in Week 13 of the 2014 NFL season. Quarterbacks are for the landed gentry of the NFL.

General Ambrose Beardside, reporting for duty.
General Ambrose Beardside, reporting for duty.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans welcome the Titans of Nashville on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

TITANS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

15-10

STREAKS

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Whisenhunt: 1-1

O’Brien: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 43-24 at Eagles

L 22-13 vs. Bengals

LAST GAME

10/26/14: Texans 30 at Titans 16. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 151 yards & 2 TDs & has 4 catches for 22 yards & TD. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins adds 95 receiving yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/15/13: Texans 30, Titans 24. Hopkins catches 7 passes for 117 yards & TD. Foster adds 79 rushing yards & TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 117 (Ten.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 227 (Hou.). 

PASSING

Mettenberger (R): 80-136-1103-7-5-86.7

Fitzpatrick: 157-254-1960-11-8-87.1

RUSHING

Sankey (R): 112-432-3.9-2

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

RECEIVING

Wright: 44-501-11.4-4

A. Johnson: 58-667-11.5-1

OFFENSE

312.8

344.7

TAKE/GIVE

-3

+8 (T2C)

DEFENSE

378.7

387.9

SACKS

Casey: 5

Watt: 9.5

INTs

McCourty: 3

Rolle: 2

PUNTING

Kern: 46.2

Lechler: 46.9

KICKING

Succop: 60 (21/21 PAT; 13/15 FG)

Bullock: 86 (26/26 PAT; 20/24 FG)


TITANS:

Last week, rookie QB ZACH METTENBERGER (taken in Rd. 6, No. 178 overall of the 2014 NFL Draft) passed for 345 yards, the most ever by Titans rookie, along with 2 TDs and 1 INT for an 88.1 rating. Mettenberger has passed for 250+ yards and 2 TDs in 3 of his 4 career starts.

Rookie RB BISHOP SANKEY (taken in Rd. 2, No. 54 overall of the 2014 NFL Draft) had 96 total yards versus the Eagles (37 rushing, 14 receiving, 45 on kick returns). He has 50+ yards in 5 of his past 6 games.

RB SHONN GREENE has 3,938 career rush yards and needs 62 more to reach 4,000 for his career.

WR KENDALL WRIGHT aims for his fifth game in a row against the Texans with 50+ receiving yards.

WR NATE WASHINGTON had 63 receiving yards last week and surpassed 6,000 for his career (6,059).

TE DELANIE WALKER ranks second among AFC TEs in receiving yards (667) and has 43 catches with 4 TDs. Walker posted a career-high 155 yards on 5 catches (31 yards/catch) last week.

S MICHAEL GRIFFIN leads the team with 80 tackles, including a team-high 12 vs. Eagles.

LB DERRICK MORGAN has 3.5 sacks in his past 5 games, including 1 vs. Philadelphia.

CB BRANDON GHEE and S DAIMION STAFFORD each had their first career INT last week.

TEXANS:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK played 11 games with 9 starts for the Titans in 2013, passing for 2,454 yards and 14 TDs. In his past 2 against Tennessee, he has passed for 452 yards, 4 TDs, and 1 INT for a 96.8 rating.

In his past 7 games vs. Tennessee, RB ARIAN FOSTER is averaging 131.1 yards/game from scrimmage (918 total; 627 rushing, 291 receiving) with 9 total TDs (7 rush, 2 receiving). He needs only one more 100-yard rushing game to surpass PRIEST HOLMES (31) for the most ever by undrafted player. Foster has reached 100+ yards in 6 of his past 8 games. Since 2010, Arian leads the AFC in rushing yards (5,628) & rushing TDs (49).

In 3 career starts,RB ALFRED BLUE (taken in Round 6, No. 181 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft) has 310 yards from scrimmage (280 rushing, 30 receiving).

WR ANDRE JOHNSON (985) had 3 receptions ast week to surpass RANDY MOSS (982) for No. 10 all-time. He has 13,328 career receiving yards and needs 55 more to eclipse TORRY HOLT (13,382) for No. 12 all-time. For his career, 'Dre averages 6 receptions per game, the best in NFL history (min. 100 games).

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS had 39 receiving yards last week and leads the team with 803, surpassing his previous career-high (802 yards in his rookie season last year).

DE J.J. WATT is 1 of 2 NFL players with 2 TD rec., INT-TD and a FR-TD in a season (JAY ARNOLD, 1938).

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