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NFL Week 16 Game Capsule: Texans v. Ravens

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Take a look inside the numbers before the Houston Texans prepare to welcome Gary Kubiak, now with the Ravens, back to Houston in Week 16 of the 2014 NFL season.

A familiar pose in unfamiliar colors.
A familiar pose in unfamiliar colors.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans prepare to host the Baltimore Ravens (who prominently feature a cast of former Texans) on Sunday.

RAVENS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

6-1

STREAKS

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 5-1

O’Brien: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 20-12 vs. Jaguars

L 17-10 at Colts

LAST GAME

9/22/13: Texans 9 at Ravens 30. Baltimore WR Torrey Smith has 5 catches for 92 yards. Ravens WR-PR Tandon Doss has 82-yard PR-TD & LB Daryl Smith records 37-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/21/12: Texans 43, Ravens 13. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 98 yards & 2 TDs. Texans TE Owen Daniels catches 7 passes for 59 yards & TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein, Brad Johnson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (Bal.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 231 (Hou.). 

PASSING

Flacco: 301-469-3479-23-9-94.8

Lewis (Buf. 2013): 93-157-1092-4-3-81.0 OR

Keenum (2013): 137-253-1760-9-6-78.2

RUSHING

Forsett: 208-1128 (2C)-5.4-8 (T2C)

Foster: 230-1127 (3C)-4.9-8 (T2C)

RECEIVING

S. Smith: 66-926-14.0-6

Hopkins: 69-1167-16.9-6

OFFENSE

372.0

345.9

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+12 (1C)

DEFENSE

344.2

366.2

SACKS

Dumervil: 17 (T1L)

Watt: 16.5 (3L)

INTs

Mosley: 2

Rolle: 3

PUNTING

Koch: 46.9

Lechler: 46.5

KICKING

Tucker: 120 (39/39 PAT; 27/32 FG)

Bullock: 108 (36/36 PAT; 24/29 FG)

RAVENS:

QB JOE FLACCO passed for 221 yards with TD vs. 0 INTs for 99.4 rating last week and became the first player in club history to reach 25,000 career passing yards (25,024). In his past 5 games, Flacco has completed 98 of 145 (67.6%) for 1,127 yards with 7 TDs and 1 INT for a 104 rating. He has a 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 games. The Ravens are 38-5 (.884) when Flacco posts 100+ rating (including playoffs).

RB JUSTIN FORSETT leads NFL RBs with 5.4 rush avg. (208 attempts, 1,128 yards). Forsett spent 2012 season with the Texans, rushing for 374 yards on 63 attempts (5.9 avg.) and a TD. In his past 5 games, he has 519 rush yards and 5 TDs.

WR STEVE SMITH, SR. had 37 receiving yards last week and now has 13,123 for his career, surpassing HOFer STEVE LARGENT (13,089) for No. 15 all-time. In 3 career meetings (with Carolina) against the Texans, Smith has 18 catches for 323 yards (107.7 yards per game) and 5 TDs.

WR TORREY SMITH has 8 TDs in his past 11 games.  He needs 2 TD catches to join MICHAEL JACKSON (14 in 1996) as the only Ravens with 10+ TD receptions in a season.

LB C.J. MOSLEY (taken No. 17 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft) leads NFL rookies with 117 tackles, the 2nd-most in AFC.

LB TERRELL SUGGS has 10.5 sacks in his past 9 games, including 2.5 last week.

TEXANS:

QB CASE KEENUM started 8 games for the Texans in 2013, passing for 1,760 yards, 9 TDs, and 6 INTs.

QB THAD LEWIS has made 6 career starts, passing for 1,296 yards & 5 TDs.

RB ARIAN FOSTER is averaging 102.5 rushing yards per game in 2014, 2nd in the NFL (behind only DEMARCO MURRAY). Foster now has 11 TDs in his past 8 games (7 rushing, 4 receiving). Since 2010, he leads the AFC in rush yards (5,933) and rushing TDs (50).

WR ANDRE JOHNSON (996 receptions) needs 5 catches to surpass HINES WARD (1,000) for No. 9 all-time. For his career, 'Dre averages 6 receptions per game, best in NFL history (minimum 100 games).

In his past 8 games, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 44 receptions for 801 yards (18.2 avg.) and 3 TDs.

DE J.J. WATT is the first player with 3 offensive TDs (on 3 receptions) and 2 TDs on takeaways (INT, FR) in a season since BILL GOLDING in 1948. Since entering the NFL in 2011, Watt leads the NFL with 53 sacks, including 2 last week against the Colts.

S KENDRICK LEWIS had 27-yard INT-TD against the Colts.

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