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NFL Week 17 Game Capsule: Texans v. Jaguars (Round II)

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Take a look inside the numbers before the Houston Texans host the Jacksonville Jaguars to close out the 2014 NFL regular season.

Run, Bortles, Run!
Run, Bortles, Run!
Richard Dole-USA TODAY Sports

Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans close out their 2014 regular season with an attempt to sweep the Jacksonville Jaguars.

JAGUARS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

14-11

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bradley: 2-1

O’Brien: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 21-13 vs. Titans

W 25-13 vs. Ravens

LAST GAME

12/7/14: Texans 27 at Jaguars 13. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 127 yards & TD & adds 2 catches for 21 yards. Texans DE J.J. Watt has 3 sacks.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/24/13: Jaguars 13, Texans 6. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 84 yards & TD & adds 60 receiving yards. Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts III catches 8 passes for 71 yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 117 (Jax.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 231 (Hou.). 

PASSING

Bortles (R): 266-442-2791-11-17-70.8

Keenum: 20-42-185-0-1-50.2

RUSHING

Bortles (QB): 53-358-6.8-0

Foster: 255-1223 (2C)-4.8-8 (T3C)

RECEIVING

Hurns (R): 49-662-13.5-6

A. Johnson: 75-802-10.7-2

OFFENSE

293.4

343.7

TAKE/GIVE

-8

+14 (1C)

DEFENSE

371.6

355.9

SACKS

Marks: 8.5

Watt: 17.5 (2L)

INTs

Thomas: 2

3 tied: 3

PUNTING

Anger: 47.4 (3L)

Lechler: 46.3

KICKING

Scobee: 78 (21/21 PAT; 19/24 FG)

Bullock: 127 (37/37 PAT; 30/35 FG)

JAGUARS:

Last week, QB BLAKE BORTLES (taken No. 3 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft) passed for 115 yards with 1 TD, 0 INTs, and rushed for 50 yards. Bortles has 2,791 passing yards and needs only 29 more to surpass BYRON LEFTWICH (2,819) for the club rookie record. He also leads AFC QBs with 358 rushing yards.

RB TOBY GERHART rushed for 53 yards and a TD last week. He aims for his third game in a row with 50+ rushing yards.

RB JORDAN TODMAN led the Jaguars with 71 rushing yards on 5 attempts (14.2 avg.) against the Titans last week, inlcuding a career-long 62 yard TD.

WR CECIL SHORTS III has a TD catch in two of his past four games versus the Texans.

WR ALLEN HURNS (undrafted) is tied for second among AFC rookies in TD receptions (6) and ranks third in receiving yards (662).

Rookie WR MARQISE LEE (taken in Round 2, No. 39 overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft) led team in catches (4) and receiving yards (65) last week in Jacksonville's win over the Titans.

TE MARCEDES LEWIS (3,789) needs 16 scrimmage yards to surpass JAMES STEWART (3,804) for fifth-most in Jaguars history.

DT SEN’DERRICK MARKS has 6.5 sacks in his past 8 games.

DE CHRIS CLEMONS had a sack in his only game in Houston (09/29/13 with Seahawks).

S JONATHAN CYPRIEN leads the Jaguars with 100 tackles.

TEXANS:

QB CASE KEENUM won his season debut last week. He has 1,945 career passing yards and needs 55 to reach 2,000.

RB ARIAN FOSTER is averaging 101.9 rushing yards per game in 2014, good for second in the NFL (behind only DEMARCO MURRAY). Foster has 11 TDs in his past 9 games (7 rushing, 4 receiving). Since 2010, Arian leads the AFC in rushing yards (6,029) and rushing TDs (50).

Last week, WR ANDRE JOHNSON (1,002) became the tenth player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career catches, surpassing HINES WARD (1,000) for No. 9 all-time. 'Dre reached 1,000 receptions in his 168th career game, the second-fastest of any player in NFL history (MARVIN HARRISON, 167 games). For his career, 'Dre averages 6 catches per game, the best in NFL history (minimum 100 games).

Last week, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS (1,205) joined Andre Johnson as the only players in Texans history with 1,200+ receiving yards in a single season.

Since entering the NFL in 2011, DE J.J. WATT leads the league with 54 sacks.  That's the third-most of any NFL player in his first 4 seasons since 1982. Watt is also the first player with 3 offensive TDs (on 3 receptions) and 2 TDs on takeaways (INT, FR) in a season since BILL GOLDING did it in 1948.

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