NFL Capsule: Jaguars at Texans

NFL Capsule: Jaguars at Texans
November 15, 2012, 3:03 pm
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JACKSONVILLE (1-8) At HOUSTON (8-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 16

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 4-5; Houston 7-2

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 12-9

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 32; Texans No. 1

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Jaguars 27-7, Sept. 16

LAST WEEK - Jaguars lost to Colts 27-10; Texans beat Bears 13-6

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (30), PASS (31)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (29), PASS (23)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (8), PASS (23)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (3), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - RB Maurice Jones-Drew expected to sit out for fourth straight game with sprained left foot. ... Jaguars haven't won in Reliant Stadium since 2009. ... QB Blaine Gabbert completed 7 of 19 passes for 53 yards in first meeting. ... Gabbert has thrown five TD passes and no interceptions in four road games this season. ... Jaguars AFC's least penalized team (57). ... Jaguars rank last in sacks (10) and 29th in rushing defense (137.4 yards per game). ... Jacksonville has allowed 29 plays covering 20 or more yards, tied for seventh in league. ... Texans have won last four meetings. ... QB Matt Schaub has won 11 of last 12 starts. ... Texans have won time of possession in every game this season and lead league in average possession time per game (34 minutes, 46 seconds). ... RB Arian Foster has scored in 11 consecutive games and leads league with 12 touchdowns. Foster has 21 100-yard games and five this season. ... Houston set franchise records for fewest yards allowed (117) and possession time (43 minutes, 17 seconds) in first meeting this season. ... Texans have lost only one fumble in 606 total offensive plays. ... Under Gary Kubiak, Texans 39-2 when allowing fewer than 20 points. Houston has held seven opponents below 20 this season. ... Texans have not allowed rushing touchdown this season. ... Houston's defense has forced NFL-best 33 three-and-out possessions. Texans lead league in third-down conversion defense (25.22 percent). ... DE J.J. Watt leads NFL with 10 1/2 sacks and leads defensive linemen with 10 passes defensed. He leads Texans with 19 tackles for loss. ... OLB Connor Barwin has two sacks in the last three games. Barwin led Texans with 11 1/2 last season.

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