Texans-49ers Capsule

Texans-49ers Capsule
October 3, 2013, 1:46 pm
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HOUSTON (2-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (2-2)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 0-4, San Francisco 2-2

SERIES RECORD - Tied 1-1

LAST MEETING - Texans beat 49ers 24-21, Oct. 25, 2009

LAST WEEK - Texans lost to Seahawks 23-20 (OT); 49ers beat Rams, 35-11

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 12, 49ers No. 7

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (9)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (23), PASS (1)

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (8), PASS (27)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (19), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Home team has won each of previous two meetings, both by three points. ... 49ers have dropped last two Sunday night games, both at Seattle. Houston has lost its last two games. ... Houston holding opponents to 254.3 yards per game, to 299.8 by San Francisco's D. ... Texans are only NFL team with top-five offense and defense. ... Texans TE Owen Daniels has at least one catch in 87 straight regular-season games. Will play in 100th career game, all with Houston, for fourth most in franchise history. ...Texans lost LB Brian Cushing to concussion vs. Seahawks and his status was unclear. ... Houston WR Andre Johnson tied for NFL lead with 34 receptions, team-best 368 yards and averaging 10.8 yards per catch. ... Texans RB Arian Foster leads AFC with 292 yards rushing. ... Johnson looks to extend franchise-record games played to 143. ... 49ers playing third straight prime time game. ... Since 2011, 49ers are 9-0 when Frank Gore runs for 100 yards, as he did last week in win vs. Rams (153). ... 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman had two of San Francisco's five sacks at St. Louis. ... 49ers TE Vernon Davis had first career three-touchdown game vs. Texans in last meeting. ... In four career matchups with Houston, DE Justin Smith has 21 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and forced fumble. ...49ers LB Patrick Willis is expected back after he missed game with Rams (strained groin).

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Texans - Team News
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.
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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...
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Zac Diles - LB
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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
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 19-of-35 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown, and zero... Fitzpatrick was pretty bad for most of the day, begging to be picked off, but the Texans rode Arian Foster's legs to victory. Fitzpatrick's lone touchdown went to Foster on...
Oct 26 3:45PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-16, Week 8... Foster managed just 36 yards on his first 10 carries, but broke a 34-yard touchdown and had no trouble finding holes in the Tennessee defense from there on. Foster caught a...
Oct 26 3:21PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Titans. Clowney will play on a "pitch count," likely in pass-rushing and third-down situations. Good luck with Clowney and J.J. Watt, Zach Mettenberger. Inactive for the...
Oct 26 10:34AM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is likely to play against the Titans, but will be on a... "I thought what he did what he had to do this week," coach Bill O’Brien said. "I think he’s got a good shot to play on Sunday." Clowney has been...
Oct 25 9:13AM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8. Johnson practiced in full Friday after being limited early in the week. He'll continue to play through his ankle injury. Johnson is a mid-range WR2 for Sunday's game...
Oct 24 5:19PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Johnson doesn't need full practices at this stage of his career. He's a solid WR2 for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Oct 23 4:37PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) said he'd be surprised if he doesn't play in Sunday's game... Clowney hasn't played since tearing his meniscus in Week 1. He says he plans to "push through" the soreness that's still in his knee. If the training staff lets...
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