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NFL Week 2 Game Capsule: Texans v. Panthers

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Take a look inside the numbers as the Houston Texans steel themselves for the first road game of the 2015 NFL season, traveling to Carolina to take on the Panthers on Sunday.

Cam on the run.
Cam on the run.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans prepare to tangle with the Panthers in Carolina this weekend.

SERIES

TEXANS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

2-1

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill O’Brien: 0-0

Ron Rivera: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 27-20 vs. Chiefs

W 20-9 at Jaguars

LAST GAME

12/18/11: Panthers 28 at Texans 13. Carolina WR Steve Smith, Sr. has 5 catches for 82 yards & TD. Panthers QB Cam Newton throws for 149 yards & 2 TDs (105.2 passer rating.)

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/16/07: Texans 34, Panthers 21. Houston WR Andre Johnson has 7 catches for 120 yards & 2 TDs. Carolina WR Steve Smith, Sr. has 153 rec. yards & 3 TDs.

REFEREE

Clete Blakeman

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 136 (Hou.), 126 (Car.). XM: 233 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING

Hoyer: 18-34-236-1-1-72.7 OR

Mallett: 8-13-98-1-0-110.4

Newton: 18-31-175-1-1-71.3

RUSHING

Blue: 9-42-4.7-0

Stewart: 18-56-3.1-0

RECEIVING

Hopkins: 9 (T3C)-98-10.9-2 (T2L)

Cotchery: 4-45-11.3-1

OFFENSE

396.0 (T3C)

263.0

TAKE/GIVE

-2

+2 (T2C)

DEFENSE

330.0

265.0 (3C)

SACKS

Watt: 2 (T1L)

Addison: 2 (T1L)

INTs

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Norman: 1 (T1L)

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.0

Nortman: 44.8

KICKING

Bullock: 6 (0/1 PAT; 2/2 FG)

Gano: 8 (2/2 PAT; 2/4 FG)


TEXANS:

QB BRIAN HOYER threw a career-long 81-yard TD pass in his last meeting with the Panthers (12/21/14 with Browns).

QB RYAN MALLETT completed 8 of 13 (61.5%) of his passes for 98 yards, 1 TD, and 0 INTs for a 110.4 rating against the Chiefs last week.

In 4 career starts, RB ALFRED BLUE has 359 yards from scrimmage (322 rushing, 37 receiving, good for 89.8 per game).

WR DEANDRE HOPKINS tied his career-high with 9 catches last week.  He finished with had 98 receiving yards and 2 TDs against the Chiefs. In his past four games versus NFC teams, Hopkins has 22 catches for 383 yards (95.8 yards per game) and 2 TDs.

WR NATE WASHINGTON led the Texans with 105 receiving yards on 5 catches (17.5 average per catch) in his Texans debut last Sunday.

WR CECIL SHORTS III had four catches for 57 yards in his Texans debut against the Chiefs.

In his past 6 games, J.J. WATT has 13 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, and a TD catch, including 2 sacks versus the Chiefs last week. Since 2011, Watt leads the NFL with 59 sacks.

LB BRIAN CUSHING led the Texans with 10 tackles last week.

Since 2006, CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH has 5 INTs returned for TDs, tied for the most in the AFC.

PANTHERS:

QB CAM NEWTON won his only start vs. Houston.  In that game, he had a 105.2 rating, 2 TDs, and 0 INTs. Newton has won 4 of his past 5 games at home vs. AFC teams.

In his past 8 games (including playoffs), RB JONATHAN STEWART has 735 rush yards (91.9 yards per game).

TE GREG OLSEN is the only TE in NFL with 5+ receiving TDs in every season since 2008.

WR JERRICHO COTCHERY had a TD catch last week.

Since entering the league in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads the NFL with 480 tackles.

LB THOMAS DAVIS started the 100th game of his career last week. He had 7 tackles, a sack, and an interception.

CB JOSH NORMAN had a 30-yard INT returned for a TD, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in Week 1.

Since 2010, DE CHARLES JOHNSON is the only NFC player with 50+ sacks (53.5) and 13+ fumbles forced (13). He aims for his fourth game in a row versus an AFC team with a sack.

Since entering the league in 2003, CB CHARLES TILLMAN is othe nly player with 35+ INTs (36) & 40+ fumbles forced (42).

Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER is the only DB with 15+ sacks (18), 15+ fumbles forced (15) & 10+ INTs (11).

DE MARIO ADDISON had two sacks last week.

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