Posted: 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans prepare to travel to Baltimore in the quest for 3-0 on Sunday:
HOUSTON TEXANS (2-0) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (1-1)
5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP.
W 30-24 (OT) vs. Titans
W 14-6 vs. Browns
10/21/12: Ravens 13 at Texans 43. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 98 yards & 2 TDs.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph returns INT 52 yards for TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/16/11: Ravens 29, Texans 14. Baltimore RB Ray Rice has 161 scrimmage yards (101 rush, 60 rec.) with rush TD. Ravens QB Joe Flacco adds 305 passing yards & rush TD.
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 134 (Hou.), 92 (Bal.). XM: 225 (Bal.).
Schaub: 60-93-644 (2C)-6 (3C)-3-92.8
Pierce: 28-79-2.8-1 (T2C)
A. Johnson: 20 (T1L)-222 (1C)-11.1-0
T. Smith: 11-177-16.1-0
Cushing, Watt: 2
Dumervil, Suggs: 2
Koch: 49.8 (1C)
Bullock: 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/5/ FG)
Tucker: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/4 FG)
TEXANS: 1st team since 1970 merger to win each of its 1st 2 games of season on final play…Have won 6 consecutive games in Sept…In past 2 games in 2nd half/OT, QBMATT SCHAUB has completed 40 of 61 passes (65.6 pct.) for 445 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 102.2 rating. Averages 322 passing yards per game in 2013. In past 2 vs. Bal., Schaub has 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 91.9 rating… Incl. postseason, RB ARIAN FOSTER averages 94.7 rush yards per game vs. Bal. RB BEN TATE is averaging 8.2 yards per carry in ’13…WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 82 receiving yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). In past 3 vs. Bal. (incl. postseason), has 26 catches for 337 yards with 2 TDs. Rookie WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS is 1st NFL rookie WR to catch TD pass in OT since SANTONIO HOLMES (12/31/06). Had 2nd-most rec. yards in game by rookie in club annals (Johnson, 122 on 11/16/03)…TE OWEN DANIELS & TE GARRETT GRAHAM aim for 3rd straight game w/ TD…DE J.J. WATT posted 8th career game with 2+ sacks last week…LB BRIAN CUSHING had career-best 2 sacks vs. Ten...S ED REED spent 11 seasons (2002-12) with Ravens. Selected No. 24 overall in ’02 NFL Draft by Bal…
RAVENS: Club is 3-0 at home vs. Hou. (incl. postseason)…Have won 13 consecutive home games in Sept…Ravens are 34-7 (.829) at home under head coach JOHN HARBAUGH…For career (incl. postseason), QBJOE FLACCO is 4-1 as starter vs. Texans & has 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 84.6 rating. Has 55 TDs vs. 24 INTs & 92.2 rating at home in reg. sea…RB RAY RICE rushed for 101 yards in last reg.-sea. home game vs. Hou. Leads NFL RBs in rec. (322) since entering NFL in ’08…WRTORREY SMITH is averaging 88.5 receiving yards per game in ’13. Rookie WR MARLON BROWN(undrafted) aims for 3rd straight game with TD rec…TE DALLAS CLARK had career-best 14 receptions vs. Texans on 11/8/09…LB TERRELL SUGGS has 5 sacks in 5 career regular-season games vs. Hou. Aims for 3rd-straight game with sack. LB DARYL SMITH led team in tackles (11) & sacks (1.5) last week.