Browns at Texans Week 9 Capsule


SERIES LEADER Series tied, 3-3  
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Shurmur: 0-0 Kubiak: 2-1
LAST WEEK L 20-10 at 49ers W 24-14 vs. Jaguars
LAST GAME 11/23/08: Texans 16 at Browns 6. Houston K Kris Brown kicks 3 FGs (31, 31, 36) & WR Kevin Walter catches 17-yard TD pass from QB Sage Rosenfels as Texans earn road win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/31/06: Texans 14, Browns 6. Houston RB Chris Taylor rushes for 99 yards, including 5-yard TD run. Texans DT Anthony Maddox adds 47-yard FR-TD.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 106 (Cle.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 233 (Hou.).



PASSING McCoy: 163-286-1,618-9-5-76.4 Schaub: 153-254-2,118 (3C)-13-5-95.9 (3C)
RUSHING Hardesty: 75-244-3.3-0 Foster: 135-532-3.9-4
RECEIVING Little (R): 29-262-9.0-0 Daniels (TE): 31-415-13.4-3
OFFENSE 305.7 395.3 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE 0 +6 (2C)
DEFENSE 299.1 286.8 (3L)
SACKS Rubin, Taylor (R): 3 A. Smith: 4.5
INTs Adams: 2 Allen, Joseph: 3
PUNTING Maynard: 41.8 Hartmann (R): 43.2
KICKING Dawson: 41 (11/11 PAT; 10/12 FG) Rackers: 68 (2C) (23/23 PAT; 15/17 FG)


BROWNS:  In past 3 on road, QB COLT MC COY has completed 65 of 111 passes (58.6 pct.) for 667 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 84.2 passer rating. McCoy attended Univ. of Texas…RB PEYTON HILLIS (94) needs 6 catches to reach 100 career…TE BENJAMIN WATSON (91) needs 9 catches to reach 100 with Browns. Watson tied season-best with 64 receiving yards last week…Rookie WR GREG LITTLE (2nd round, No. 59) ranks 2nd in NFL among rookies with 29 receptions (A.J. GREEN, 33). WR JOSHUA CRIBBS recorded 2nd TD catch of season last week on 45-yard reception…Browns defense allows 171.9 passing yards per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL (Pitt, 171.6)…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 65 tackles…CB JOE HADEN leads team with 10 passes defensed…Rookie DL PHIL TAYLOR (1st round, No. 21 overall) has 2 sacks in past 3 games. Taylor is tied for 3rd among AFC rookies with 3 sacks…TEXANS: Club has 3-1 record at home in ’11…In past 3, QB MATT SCHAUB has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 102.1 passer rating. Schaub (96) needs 4 TD passes to reach 100 career. RB ARIAN FOSTER aims for 6th straight game with 100+ scrimmage yards (166, 184, 101, 234, 124). Recorded 12th 100-yard rush game of career last week & 3rd of season. Has 4 TDs in past 2 games (3 rush, 1 rec.). In past 5 games in Nov., Foster is averaging 102.4 rush yards per game (512 total) & has 6 rush TDs. RB BEN TATE averages 5.2 yards per carry (97 att., 508 yards)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON posted 10 catches for 116 yards (11.6 avg.). Johnson (698) needs 2 catches to reach 700 in 2nd-fewest games (120) in NFL history (MARVIN HARRISON, 114 games). WR KEVIN WALTER had 7 catches for 93 yards (13.3 avg.) with TD in last meeting vs. Browns…TE JOEL DREESSEN aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD catch…Defense is tied for AFC-best 19 sacks (Bal., 19)…Rookie LB BROOKS REED (2nd round, No. 42) aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack. LB BRIAN CUSHING leads Texans with 54 tackles. Cushing posted 1st INT of season last week.

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