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NFL Week 13 Game Capsule: Texans v. Bills

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The Houston Texans will attempt to continue their recent winning ways against the Bills in Buffalo this weekend. Learn more about the history and stats underlying the teams' matchup on BRB.

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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans steel themselves for a December showdown against a fellow AFC playoff hopeful in the Buffalo Bills.

SERIES

TEXANS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

4-3

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill O’Brien: 1-0

Rex Ryan: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 24-6 vs. Saints

L 30-22 at Chiefs

LAST GAME

9/28/14: Bills 17 at Texans 23. Houston DE J.J. Watt records 80-yard INT-TD. Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick passes for 268 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/1/09: Texans 31, Bills 10.  Houston RB Ryan Moats rushes for 126 yards & 3 TDs. Texans QB Matt Schaub throws for 268 yards.

REFEREE

Tony Corrente

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 136 (Hou), 81 (Buf). XM: 225 (Buf). 

STATS

PASSING

Hoyer: 162-264-1909-15-5-94.4

Taylor: 165-250-1960-14-4-101.8 (3C)

RUSHING

Blue: 123-430-3.5-2

McCoy: 152-680 (3C)-4.5-3

RECEIVING

Hopkins: 81 (2C)-1081(3L)-13.3-9 (T2L)

Clay (TE): 46-453-9.8-2

OFFENSE

357.9

347.1

TAKE/GIVE

0

+3

DEFENSE

327.1 (3C)

355.9

SACKS

Watt: 13.5 (1L)

Hughes, Williams: 3

INTs

Hal: 3

Gilmore: 3

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.6

Schmidt: 47.1

KICKING

Novak: 44 (20/21 PAT; 8/9 FG)

Carpenter: 70 (25/28 PAT; 15/18 FG)

TEXANS:

In his past 7 games, QB BRIAN HOYER has passed for 1,673 yards, 14 TDs, 4 INTs and a 97.6 rating. He has 2+ TD passes in 6 of his past 7 games.

RB ALFRED BLUE rushed for 77 yards on 16 attempts (4.8 YPC) and a TD last week against the Saints. Blue now aims for his third game in a row with 80+ yards from scrimmage.

In his past 9 games, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 67 catches for 930 yards and 7 TDs. Hopkins has a TD catch in 3 of his past 4 games. In his only career meeting against the Bills, he had 5 catches for 64 yards and a TD.

In his past 2 games, WR CECIL SHORTS III has 136 total yards (21 passing, 46 rushing, 69 receiving) and 2 total TDs (1 passing, 1 receiving).

Last week, TE RYAN GRIFFIN led the team with 72 receiving yards on 4 catches with a TD.

In his past 16 games, J.J. WATT has 24.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 7 PD, and a TD catch, including 2 sacks last week against the Saints. Since 2011, Watt leads the NFL with 70.5 sacks. He reached 70 career sacks in his 75th career game, the second-fastest of any NFL player (Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE was the fastest, reaching that number in 57 games).

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 6.5 sacks in his past 6 games.

LB JOHN SIMON has 0.5+ sacks in 4 of his past 6 games.

BILLS:

QB TYROD TAYLOR (101.8) is on pace to join Hall of Famer JIM KELLY (101.2 in 1990) as the only Bills with 100+ QB rating in a single season. In his past 7 games, Taylor has completed 128 of 201 (63.7%) of his passes for 1,523 yards with 10 TDs, 1 INT and a 101.2 rating.

In his past 6 games, RB LESEAN MCCOY is averaging 116.7 yards from scrimmage per game (534 rushing and 166 receiving for 700 total yards) and has 4 total TDs (3 rushing, 1 receiving). McCoy aims for his sixth game in a row with 100+ yards from scrimmage. Since 2009, he ranks third in the NFL with 10,003 scrimmage yards.

Rookie RB KARLOS WILLIAMS has scored a TD in 6 of his first 8 career games.

WR SAMMY WATKINS led the Bills with 158 yards on 6 catches and 2 TDs last week. Watkins is the first Bill with two 150-yard receiving games in the same season since ERIC MOULDS did it in 1998.

Since 2011, DT MARCELL DAREUS ranks third among NFL DTs with 30.5 sacks.

Rookie CB RONALD DARBY is tied for first in the NFL with 19 PDs.

CB STEPHON GILMORE ranks third in the NFL with 18 PDs.

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