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NFL Week 7 Game Capsule: Texans v. Dolphins

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The Houston Texans look to keep their undefeated streak against the Miami Dolphins alive when the teams meet in Week 7 of the 2015 season. Learn more about the history and status underlying the teams' histories on BRB.

Duane Brown and Cameron Wake have been introduced.
Duane Brown and Cameron Wake have been introduced.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans prepare to play their second consecutive road game in Florida on Sunday.

SERIES

TEXANS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

7-0

STREAKS

Past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill O’Brien: 0-0

Dan Campbell: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 31-20 at Jaguars

W 38-10 at Titans

LAST GAME

9/9/12: Dolphins 10 at Texans 30. Houston WR Andre Johnson has 8 receptions for 119 yards & TD. Texans RB Arian Foster rushes for 79 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/18/11: Texans 23, Dolphins 13. Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 230 yards & 2 TDs. Texans WR Johnson has 93 rec. yards & TD.

REFEREE

John Hussey

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 136 (Hou.), 84 (Mia.). XM: 228 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Hoyer: 83-131-1073-8-2-103.0

Tannehill: 119-200-1346-9-7-80.1

RUSHING

Foster: 45-104-2.3-0

Miller: 56-244-4.4-1

RECEIVING

Hopkins: 52 (2L)-726 (1L)-14.0-5 (T2C)

Landry: 31-312-10.1-0

OFFENSE

393.8

338.6

TAKE/GIVE

-5

-1

DEFENSE

348.8

379.4

SACKS

Watt: 4

Wake: 4

INTs

Hal: 2

Grimes: 2

PUNTING

Lechler: 45.8

Darr (R): 48.1

KICKING

Novak: 18 (9/9 PAT; 3/4 FG)

Franks (R): 23 (11/12 PAT; 4/5 FG)

TEXANS:

In his past 3 games, QB BRIAN HOYER has completed 65 of 97 (67.0%) for 837 yards, 7 TDs, and 1 INT for a 113.6 rating, including 293 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, and a 119.3 rating last week versus the Jags. Hoyer is aiming for his fourth game in a row with 2+ TDs and a rating over 100.

RB ARIAN FOSTER posted 112 yards from scrimmage last week, including 5 catches for 59 yards and a TD. Foster aims for his third game in a row with 100+ yards from scrimmage. In his last meeting with the Dolphins, Foster rushed for 79 yards and 2 TDs.

Last week, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS led the team with 10 catches for 148 yards and 2 TDs. He is the only player in NFL history with 9+ catches and 145+ receiving yards in 3 consecutive games. In his past 4 games, Hopkins has 38 catches for 575 yards and 3 TDs. His active streak of 4 consecutive 100-yard receiving games is tied for a club record (ANDRE JOHNSON).

In his only game at Miami (12/16/12 with Jacksonville), WR CECIL SHORTS III had 6 catches for 101 yards.

In his past 11 games, J.J. WATT has 15 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 7 PDs, and a TD catch. Since entering the NFL in 2011, Watt leads the league with 61 sacks.

LB BRIAN CUSHING leads the Texans with 52 tackles, including 12 last week.

DOLPHINS:

DAN CAMPBELL earned his first career victory in his head coaching debut last week.

QB RYAN TANNEHILL has 8 TD passes in his past 4 games, including 266 yards and 2 TDs versus the Titans last week. Tannehill aims for his fifth game in a row with 2 TDs. He needs 3 more TD passes to join HOFers DAN MARINO (420) and BOB GRIESE (192) as the only Dolphins with 75 career TD passes.

RB LAMAR MILLER posted his fourth career 100-yard rushing game last week (with a season-high 113 yards versus the Titans).

WR/PR JARVIS LANDRY aims for his ninth game in a row at home with 4+ receptions. Landry is one of two NFL players with 30+ rec. (31) and a punt return for a TD in 2015 (TRAVIS BENJAMIN is the other).

WR RISHARD MATTHEWS has 85+ receiving yards in 3 of his past 4 games, including 85 yards last week against the Titans.

DE CAMERON WAKE ranks second in franchise history with 67 career sacks (JASON TAYLOR leads with 131), including 4 last week.

Since joining the Dolphins in 2013, CB BRENT GRIMES has 11 INTs, tied for most among AFC CBs, including one last week.

S RESHAD JONES leads the Dolphins with 51 tackles.

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