Raiders-Texans Capsule

Raiders-Texans Capsule
November 14, 2013, 11:07 am
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OAKLAND (3-6) at HOUSTON (2-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 5-4, Houston 1-8

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 5-2

LAST MEETING - Raiders beat Texans 25-20, Oct. 9, 2011

LAST WEEK - Raiders lost to Giants 24-20; Texans lost to Cardinals 27-24.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Raiders No. 26, Texans No. 29

RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (5), PASS (31).

RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (22).

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (11), PASS (12).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (16), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - P Shane Lechler spent first 13 years of career in Oakland before signing with Houston this offseason. He missed practice this week with flu. ... Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor leads all quarterbacks with 504 yards rushing. He needs 26 yards to break Rich Gannon's record for most yards rushing by Oakland quarterback. ... Raiders lead AFC with 143.2 yards rushing per game. ... Oakland S Charles Woodson has scored 13 defensive touchdowns in career, tied for most in NFL history. His 56 career interceptions are most among active players. ... LB Nick Roach leads Raiders with 64 tackles. ... RB Rashad Jennings had 108 yards rushing in Oakland's last game against Houston and is averaging 95 yards per game this year. ... Houston coach Gary Kubiak returned this week after missing last week's game recovering from mini-stroke. ... Texans released veteran S Ed Reed on Tuesday. ... WR Andre Johnson, who had no touchdown receptions in first seven games, has five in last two games. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins is second among rookies with 539 yards receiving. ... DE J.J. Watt forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles last week. ... Rookie S D.J. Swearinger got first career interception last week. ... Houston RB Arian Foster was placed on injured reserve this week with back injury. ... DE Antonio Smith has 2 1/2 sacks and one forced fumble in his last two games against Raiders.

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Texans - Team News
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 9. He's ready to go as Arian Foster's caddie against the Eagles.
Oct 31 2:55PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) is listed as probable for Week 9. He'll be all systems go against the Eagles' solid run defense.
Oct 31 2:54PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 9. Johnson is a legitimate WR1 against the Eagles' inconsistent secondary.
Oct 31 2:53PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (illness) is expected to miss Week 9 against the Eagles. Updating a previous item, Clowney appears to be over his early-season knee injury. But he is dealing with an illness. Clowney's absence is an upgrade to Nick Foles'...
Oct 31 1:11PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Arian Foster's caddie is in no danger of missing Week 9.
Oct 30 3:41PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. Johnson was never in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Eagles. With six teams on bye for Week 9, Johnson is a WR1.
Oct 30 3:40PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. The Texans are just managing their superstar back's reps. With DeMarco Murray facing the Cardinals' elite run defense, there's a case to be made for Foster as Week 9's No. 1...
Oct 30 3:39PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Blue got first-team reps with Arian Foster (knee) not practicing. The Texans also held out Andre Johnson (ankle) on Wednesday.
Oct 29 5:15PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps for rest purposes. He didn't suffer any setbacks last week and should be fine for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Oct 29 3:43PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) did not practice Wednesday. It's a new injury for Foster. Coming off his three-touchdown performance, it's possible the Texans are getting him some rest. Foster will be a top-three running back in Week...
Oct 29 3:18PM Read More
Zac Diles - LB
Texans signed LB Zac Diles. CB Elbert Mack was waived in a corresponding roster move. Diles' addition is a sign the Texans aren't expecting Brian Cushing (knee) back for Week 9.
Oct 28 4:04PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham was held without a catch in the Texans' Week 8 win over Tennessee. Graham was targeted just one time on the day, a seam shot from Ryan Fitzpatrick that predictably fell incomplete. Graham has been a very minor part of the offense, making...
Oct 26 4:53PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught seven passes for 55 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Johnson saw a team-high dozen targets. He was followed by Titans top CB Jason McCourty for much of the afternoon, leaving DeAndre Hopkins to work on sophomore Blidi...
Oct 26 4:44PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 95 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Hopkins was targeted 11 times compared to 12 for Andre Johnson. Hopkins picked up chunk yards on all of his grabs, and was stopped at the five-yard line on one grab where...
Oct 26 4:24PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Blue added a 22-yard catch. With the Texans clobbering the Titans late and Arian Foster having already piled up 173 yards and three touchdowns, Blue got plenty of run late...
Oct 26 4:11PM Read More

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