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

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The Texans and Jaguars close their respective regular seasons with a divisional game against each other in Houston this week. Learn more about the history and stats underlying the teams' matchup on BRB.

Bill O'Brien knows Allen Robinson well from their Penn State days.
Bill O'Brien knows Allen Robinson well from their Penn State days.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans end their regular season with the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

SERIES

JAGUARS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

16-11

STREAKS

8 of past 10

COACHES VS. OPP.

Gus Bradley: 2-3

Bill O’Brien: 3-0

LAST WEEK

L 38-27 at Saints

W 34-6 at Titans

LAST GAME

10/18/15: Texans 31 at Jaguars 20. Houston QB Brian Hoyer throws for 293 yards & 3 TDs. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has 10 catches for 148 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/28/14: Texans 23, Jaguars 17. Houston DE J.J. Watt records 6 tackles, 3 sacks, FF & safety. Texans WR Andre Johnson has 10 catches for 134 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Terry McAulay

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 112 (Jax), 83 (Hou). XM: 225 (Hou). 

STATS

PASSING

Bortles: 338-574-4189 (3C)-35 (2L)-16-90.3

Hoyer: 199-329-2357-18-6-93.0 OR

Weeden: 97-140-1043-5-2-96.8

RUSHING

Yeldon (R): 182-740-4.1-2

Blue: 162-596-3.7-2

RECEIVING

A. Robinson: 75-1292-17.2-14 (T1L)

Hopkins: 104 (T3L)-1432 (3L)-13.8-11

OFFENSE

357.7

344.1

TAKE/GIVE

-7

+2

DEFENSE

373.2

316.5 (3L)

SACKS

Odrick: 5

Watt: 14.5 (2L)

INTs

House, Posluszny: 3

Hal: 3

PUNTING

Anger: 46.0

Lechler: 47.3 (3C)

KICKING

Myers: 104 (32/39 PAT; 24/28 FG)

Novak: 71 (26/28 PAT; 15/17 FG)

JAGUARS:

QB BLAKE BORTLES has a club-record 35 TD passes and is 1 of 3 NFL QBs with 35+ TDs during a season at age 23 or younger (HOFer DAN MARINO and MATTHEW STAFFORD are the others). Bortles (4,189) needs 179 more passing yards to eclipse MARK BRUNELL (4,367 in 1996) for Jacksonville's single-season club record. He has 2+ TDs in 9 of his past 11 games.

RB T.J. YELDON leads the AFC and ranks third amongst NFL rookies with 740 rushing yards. He aims for his 10th game in a row with 60+ yards from scrimmage.

WR ALLEN ROBINSON (1,292) needs just 8 more receiving yards to join JIMMY SMITH as the only Jaguars with a 1,300-yard season. Robinson is tied for first in the NFL with single-season club record 14 TD catches. He has 7 TD catches in his past 5 games and aims for his 6th game in a row with a TD.

Robinson and WR ALLEN HURNS (10) are the first Jaguars teammates with 10+ TD catches apiece in the same season.

TE JULIUS THOMAS has a TD in 4 of his past 6 games. He has 29 TDs since 2013, the most among NFL TEs during that span.

LB TELVIN SMITH leads the Jaguars and ranks third in the AFC with 128 tackles.

TEXANS:

In his past 9 games, QB BRIAN HOYER has passed for 2,121 yards, 17 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 95.3 rating. Hoyer has 2+ TD passes in 7 of his past 9 games.

In 2 games with Houston, QB BRANDON WEEDEN has completed 26 of 42 (61.9 %) passes for 305 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, and a 107.7 rating. He won his first start with the Texans last week.

RB ALFRED BLUE leads the Texans with a career-high 596 rushing yards.

WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has a club-record 11 TD catches and joined ANDRE JOHNSON as the only Texans with 100+ catches and 1,400+ receiving yards in a season. He had 10 catches for 148 yards and 2 TDs in his last meeting against the Jaguars.

In his past 20 games, J.J. WATT has 25.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 8 PDs, and a TD catch. Since 2011, Watt leads the NFL with 71.5 sacks. He needs only 0.5 sacks to join HOFer REGGIE WHITE (3) as the only players in NFL history with 15+ sacks in three of their first five NFL seasons.

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 8.5 sacks in his past 10 games, including two sacks in his last meeting with the Jaguars.

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