Inside the Box Score: Chiefs 17, Texans 16

Inside the Box Score: Chiefs 17, Texans 16
October 21, 2013, 8:30 am
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The Texans lost 17-16 to the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. The loss was their fifth in a row and dropped them to a 2-5 record heading into the bye week.

Here are some more stats from the loss at Arrowhead:

  • The Texans’ defense gave up over 300 yards of offense (they gave up 357) for the first time this season, which snapped a seven-game streak. But, hey, the Texans won the turnover battle for the first time in 2013.
  • Reports have surfaced that Brian Cushing is out for the remainder of the season. Here’s a reminder of how the Texans did without him after his season ended early in 2012: With Cushing last year, they gave up 275.6 yards per game. Without him, they gave up 342.2.
  • J.J. Watt sacked Alex Smith once on Sunday. He now has 4.5 this year and 30.5 in his career. That tied Mario Williams for the most sacks by a Texans through their first three seasons.
  • Case Keenum was sacked five times on Sunday. It was the first time the Texans gave up five sacks since Dec. 11, 2011 against Bengals. It was the ninth time in Kubiak era that they've given up five sacks. The Texans are 4-5 in those games.
  • Keenum’s passer rating of 110.6 is the highest mark for a Texan this season, topping Schaub’s 110.0 in the opener. Keenum is the first quarterback not named Schaub to have a passer rating over 110 for the Texans since 2011, when Matt Leinart did it in his only start as a Texan. But Leinart threw for just 57 yards in that game. Keenum threw for 271, which is a record for a quarterback making his first start for the Texans.
  • The Texans are 24-14 when the quarterback has a passer rating over 110.
  • Andre Johnson caught four balls for 89 yards and extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 108 and his franchise record or games played to 145.
  • With 864 career receptions, Johnson passed Jimmy Smith (862) into sole possession of 16th place on the NFL’s all-time receptions list. Johnson also passed Don Maynard (11,834) to moving into 22nd place on the NFL’s all-time receiving list in the third quarter on Sunday.
  • Through his first six games, DeAndre Hopkins has 28 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns. He’s the first rookie receiver with those numbers through seven games since A.J. Green in 2011 and the 14th since 1960. Andre Johnson had 35 catches for 495 yards and two touchdowns through seven games in his rookie season.
Texans - Team News
Brian Cushing - LB
Texans ILB Brian Cushing will miss at least one week with a knee injury. It's a blow to an already vulnerable Houston run defense, and a nice upgrade to Bishop Sankey's Week 8 matchup. Justin Tuggle and Mike Mohamed figure to start at inside...
Oct 22 8:32PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps coming off Monday night's loss. He'll remain a WR2 for Week 8 against the Titans.
Oct 22 5:22PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice. The Texans listed Foster as "not injury related," but he missed practice time last week with a groin issue. Foster has a matchup with the Titans' No. 22 ranked run...
Oct 22 5:15PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
According to HoustonTexans.com, there's a "decent chance" Jadeveon Clowney (knee)... "He feels good," coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "Well see how it goes this week in practice. We'll be able to make a determination pretty soon about whether...
Oct 21 3:58PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham caught two passes for 24 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers. Graham was targeted three times, but dropped the other. It can be considered one of Graham's better statistical games of the season, which obviously means he's nowhere near...
Oct 20 11:31PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught five passes for 77 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on... Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins each saw a team-high nine targets. There was nothing special about Johnson's night. His biggest play was a 24-yard grab on a deep in route in...
Oct 20 11:25PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught six passes for 108 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on... Hopkins and Andre Johnson each saw a team-high nine targets. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw it to whichever receiver was working against embattled Steelers CB Cortez Allen. ...
Oct 20 11:16PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 14 yards on five carries and caught an 11-yard touchdown in the Texans'... Blue was the vulture on the opening-drive 11-yard score after Arian Foster managed 59 rushing yards to get the Texans near the goal line. Foster is an every-down back,...
Oct 20 11:09PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception... Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play...
Oct 20 10:56PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-23, Week 7 loss to the... Foster got off to a blazing start, rushing for 59 yards on the Texans' 94-yard opening touchdown drive, but was vultured by Alfred Blue for the 11-yard touchdown catch to...
Oct 20 10:47PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is inactive for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Steelers. Clowney's lateral agility wasn't where the Texans wanted it to be in pre-game warmups. He's been out since undergoing knee surgery after Week 1. Whitney Mercilus is...
Oct 20 6:09PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins (hand) is probable for Week 7. The Texans listed Hopkins on the injury report, but his status was never in doubt. He'll be a WR3 for Monday night against the Steelers.
Oct 18 2:54PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (groin) is probable for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Foster was limited on Thursday, but practiced in full the last two days. He should have another heavy workload against a Steelers defense that's allowing 4.4 yards per carry...
Oct 18 2:48PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was upgraded to full in Saturday's practice and is listed as probable for... Johnson is good to go for Monday night's matchup with the Steelers. He's Rotoworld's No. 15 receiver this week.
Oct 18 2:39PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against... Clowney got in two limited practices this week, but said he still "can't run laterally." He could be held out in an attempt to get fully healthy for Week 8. If...
Oct 18 2:20PM Read More