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Take a look inside the numbers as the NFL's worst team of 2013 prepares to host the league's worst team of 2014.

#HUNTMODE, activated.
#HUNTMODE, activated.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans look to get their first win of 2015 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town on Sunday.

SERIES

BUCCANEERS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

2-1

STREAKS

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lovie Smith: 0-3

Bill O’Brien: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 26-19 at Saints

L 24-17 at Panthers

LAST GAME

11/13/11: Texans 37 at Buccaneers 9. Houston RB Arian Foster & WR Jacoby Jones combine for 189 rec. yards & 2 TDs. Texans QB Matt Schaub passes for 242 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/9/07: Texans 28, Buccaneers 14. Houston WR Andre’ Davis has 97-yard KR-TD. Texans WR Andre Johnson has 9 catches for 82 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Bill Vinovich

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Holly Sonders (field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (TB), 93 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.). 

STATS

PASSING

Winston (R): 30-54-417-3-2-83.6

Mallett: 35-71-342-2-1-66.8

RUSHING

Martin: 32-130-4.1-0

Polk: 19-60-3.2-0

RECEIVING

Seferian-Jenkins (TE): 7-139-19.9-2 (T3C)

Hopkins: 14-151-10.8-2

OFFENSE

303.0

348.0

TAKE/GIVE

0

-2

DEFENSE

316.0

340.0

SACKS

J. Smith: 4 (1L)

Watt: 3 (T1C)

INTs

Conte: 1 (T1C)

Moore: 1

PUNTING

Schum: 43.4

Lechler: 47.8

KICKING

Brindza (R): 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/5 FG)

Bullock: 11 (2/3 PAT; 3/3 FG)

BUCCANEERS:

Rookie QB JAMEIS WINSTON earned his first career win last week.  He had a 114.6 rating with a passing TD and a rush TD.

RB DOUG MARTIN has 7 rush TDs in his past 9 games versus AFC teams.  He had 98 scrimmage yards in Week 2.

WR VINCENT JACKSON had a TD catch last week. Jackson and TE AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS are tied for the team lead with 7 catches. Seferian-Jenkins leads the club with 139 receiving yards.

WR MIKE EVANS has 12 TDs in his past 13 games. He has 4 TDs in 4 games versus AFC teams.

Last week, WR LOUIS MURPHY had 3 catches for 82 yards (27.3 avg.), including a 54-yard catch.

Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is the only NFL player with 300+ tackles (303), 8+ sacks (8) & 5+ INTs (5).

DE JACQUIES SMITH had 3 sacks and two forced fumbles last week. Smith has 10.5 sacks in his past 11 games. He currently leads the NFL with 4 sacks.

DT GERALD MCCOY has 8.5 sacks in his past 10 games. He has 7 sacks in his past 7 versus AFC teams.

CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had a 23-yard interception returned for a TD in his last game at Houston (9/15/13 with Tennessee).

S CHRIS CONTE had an interception and a forced fumble last week.

TEXANS:

Last week, QB RYAN MALLETT passed for a career-high 244 yards with 2 total TDs (1 pass, 1 rush).

In 5 career starts, RB ALFRED BLUE has 369 scrimmage yards (328 rush, 41 receiving).

RB JONATHAN GRIMES tied a career-high with 6 receptions for 40 yards last week.

In his past 7 games, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 39 receptions for 558 yards (14.3 yards per catch) and 4 TDs.  In his past 4 games versus NFC teams, Hopkins has 23 catches for 347 yards (86 yards per game) and a TD.

WR NATE WASHINGTON led the team with 63 receiving yards on 3 catches (21 yards per catch) last week.

TE GARRETT GRAHAM had his 10th career TD catch last week.

In his past 7 games, J.J. WATT has 14 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 4 PDs, and a TD catch, including a sack & 2 PDs vs. Carolina last week.  Since 2011, Watt leads the NFL with 60 sacks.

LB BRIAN CUSHING leads the Texans with 17 tackles, including 7 last week.

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

S RAHIM MOORE had an interception last week, his first since joining the Texans.

S QUINTIN DEMPS had a half-sack vs. Carolina, his first since 2008.

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