Bills at Texans Week Nine Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (3-4) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (6-1)

SERIES

  BILLS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER 3-2  
STREAKS 3-2  
COACHES VS. OPP. Gailey: 0-0 Kubiak: 1-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 7: L 35-34 vs. Titans) Bye (Wk. 7: W 43-13 vs. Ravens)
LAST GAME 11/1/09: Texans 31 at Bills 10. Houston RB Ryan Moats has 23 carries for 126 yards & 3 TDs as Texans offense scores 25 unanswered points & defense hold Bills to 204 total yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/19/06: Bills 24, Texans 21.  Buffalo WR Lee Evans has pair of 83-yard TD catches in 1st quarter & WR Peerless Price’s 15-yard TD catch with 9 seconds left wins game for Bills.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 134 (Buf.), 91 (Hou.). XM: 228 (Hou.). 

 

STATS

PASSING Fitzpatrick: 133-218-1,435-15 (3C)-9-86.1 Schaub: 140-222-1,650-10-4-93.1
RUSHING Spiller: 72-523-7.3-4 Foster: 168-659 (2C)-3.9-9 (1L)
RECEIVING St. Johnson: 32-387-12.1-4 A. Johnson: 34-444-13.1-2
OFFENSE 349.0 371.4
TAKE/GIVE -6 +7 (2C)
DEFENSE 424.1 283.0 (3L)
SACKS Ky. Williams: 4.5 Watt: 9.5 (1L)
INTs Byrd: 3 (T1C) Jackson: 3 (T1C)
PUNTING Powell (R): 43.5 Do. Jones: 46.9
KICKING Lindell: 37 (22/22 PAT; 5/5 FG) S. Graham: 64 (3C) (25/25 PAT; 13/14 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: Club is 2-0 at Hou…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (9,689) needs 311 passing yards to become 5th QB in franchise history to reach 10,000 career. At Hou. on 11/27/05 (w/ Rams), Fitzpatrick registered 1st 300-yard passing game of career (310)…RB FRED JACKSON (3,991) needs 9 rush yards to join HOFers THURMAN THOMAS (11,938) & O.J. SIMPSON (10,183) & JOE CRIBBS (4,445) as only Bills to reach 4,000 career. Since ’11, Jackson averages 113.8 scrim. yards per game, 4th-best in NFL. Had career-best 8 rec. last game. Posted 1st TD rec. of season last game. RB C.J. SPILLER averages 7.3 yards per carry in ’12 (72 att., 523 yards)…WR STEVIE JOHNSON has 3 TD rec. of 25+ yards in ’12…TE SCOTT CHANDLER is tied for 3rd among AFC TEs with 4 TD rec….DE MARIO WILLIAMS was selected by Hou. as No.1 overall pick in ’06 NFL Draft…DE CHRIS KELSAY has 2 sacks in past 2…Since entering NFL in ’09, S JAIRUS BYRD is tied for 3rd in NFL w/ 16 INTs…Rookie CB STEPHON GILMORE has team-high 10 passes defensed…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 24 PR avg. in ’12…TEXANS: Aim for 7-1 start for 1st time in franchise history…In past 11, QB MATT SCHAUB is 10-1 w/ 15 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 98.1 rating. Club is 14-2 (.875) when Schaub has 100+ passer rating at home…Since ’10, RB ARIAN FOSTER leads NFL in total TDs (40; 35 rush, 5 rec.) & rush yards per game (97.2). Posted 10th career-game w/ 2+ rush TDs last game. Aims for 5th straight game with rush TD…WR ANDRE JOHNSON has 15 career games with 10+ catches, tied for 4th-most in NFL history. Since entering NFL in ’03, Johnson averages NFL-best in rec. yards per game (78.3) & rec. per game (5.7)…TE OWEN DANIELS has TD catch in 4 of past 5…Defense allows 18.3 pts per game, 2nd-lowest in AFC…CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH had  52-yard INT-return TD last game. Had 2 INTs & TD in last meeting vs. Bills (w/ Cin. on 11/21/10). DE J.J. WATT has team-high 10 passes defensed in ’12. DE ANTONIO SMITH tied career-high w/ 2 sacks last game…S GLOVER QUIN leads Texans w/ 36 tackles.


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