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NFL Week 11 Game Capsule: Texans v. Jets

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Fresh off a big upset of the Bengals, the Houston Texans host the New York Jets this week. Learn more about the history and stats underlying the teams' histories on BRB.

Gritzpatrick is coming back to Houston.
Gritzpatrick is coming back to Houston.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans return home to welcome the New York Jets in Week 11 of the 2015 NFL season.

SERIES

JETS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

5-1

STREAKS

5-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Todd Bowles: 0-0

Bill O’Brien: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 22-17 vs. Bills

W 10-6 at Bengals

LAST GAME

10/8/12: Texans 23 at Jets 17. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 152 yards & TD. Texans CBs Kareem Jackson & Brice McCain each record INT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/13/09: Jets 24, Texans 7. New York RB Thomas Jones rushes for 107 yards & 2 TDs. Jets defense hold Houston to 183 total net yards.

REFEREE

John Parry

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 133 (NYJ), 112 (Hou). XM: 230 (Hou).

STATS

PASSING

Fitzpatrick: 169-283-1983-15-9-85.5

Hoyer: 141-237-1704-13-4-92.9

RUSHING

Ivory: 156-643 (2C)-4.1-6 (T1C)

Blue: 86-295-3.4-1

RECEIVING

Marshall: 57-753-13.2-6

Hopkins: 71 (3L)-927 (3L)-13.1-7 (T3C)

OFFENSE

360.6

356.8

TAKE/GIVE

+3

-1

DEFENSE

318.4 (2C)

340.3

SACKS

Wilkerson: 7

Watt: 9.5 (2L)

INTs

M. Williams: 4 (T3L)

Hal: 2

PUNTING

Quigley: 43.1

Lechler: 47.0

KICKING

Bullock: 23 (5/7 PAT; 6/7 FG)

Novak: 32 (14/15 PAT; 6/7 FG)

JETS:

Last week, QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (138) passed for 2 TDs and eclipsed Hall of Famer SID LUCKMAN (137) for the most TD passes by an Ivy League QB. Fitzpatrick has 2+ TD passes in 7 of his past 9 games. He started 12 games for Texans in 2014, passing for 2,483 yards, 17 TDs, 8 INTs, and a 95.3 rating.

RB CHRIS IVORY (643) needs 157 rushing yards for his third consecutive 800-yard season. Ivory has 4 TDs in his past 6 games.

In 3 career meetings with the Texans, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 25 receptions for 293 yards and a TD. Marshall has 100+ receiving yards or a TD in 8 of his past 9 games.

WR ERIC DECKER has a TD catch in 8 of his past 9 games, including 85 yards and a TD last week versus the Bills last week. Since 2010, Decker leads AFC WRs with 45 TD receptions. He now aims for his third game in a row versus the Texans with 130+ receiving yards.

In his past 9 games, DE SHELDON RICHARDSON has 6.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

In his past 7 games, DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 6 sacks and a forced fumble, including two sacks last week versus the Bills.

CB DARRELLE REVIS leads the NFL with 6 total takeaways (3 FRs, 3 INTs).

Last week, LB DEMARIO DAVIS posted his first sack of the season.

TEXANS:

In his past 6 games, QB BRIAN HOYER has completed 123 of 203 (60.6%) of his passes for 1,468 yards, 12 TDs, 3 INTs, and a 96.3 rating. Hoyer has 2+ TD passes in 5 of his past 6 games.

In his past two home starts, RB ALFRED BLUE is averaging 105.5 yards from scrimmage per game (178 rushing and 33 receiving for 211 total) and has a rush TD. Last week, Blue reached 1,000 yards from scrimmage for his career.

In his past 7 games, WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 57 receptions for 776 yards and 5 TDs. Hopkins had the game-winning 22-yard TD catch versus the Bengals last week. He now aims for his third game in a row with a TD reception.

WR NATE WASHINGTON has 3 TD catches in his past three games.

In his past 14 games, J.J. WATT has 20.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 7 PDs, and a TD catch.  Since entering the NFL in 2011, Watt leads league with 66.5 sacks. Last week, Watt surpassed HOFer DERRICK THOMAS (66) for the second-most sacks in the first five NFL seasons since 1982 (REGGIE WHITE had 81).

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 5.5 sacks in his past four games.

LB BRIAN CUSHING leads the Texans with 76 tackles.

LB JOHN SIMON has a sack in three of his past four games.

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