Posted: 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans attempt to shake off the horrible loss to the Seahawks and travel to San Francisco for the Sunday Night Football tilt against the 49ers:
HOUSTON TEXANS (2-2) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-2)
Series tied, 1-1
Series tied, 1-1
COACHES VS. OPP.
L 23-20 (OT) vs. Seahawks
W 35-11 at Rams
10/25/09: 49ers 21 at Texans 24. Houston jumps out to 21-0 halftime lead as RB Steve Slaton has rush TD & receiving TD. Texans QB Matt Schaub hits TE Owen Daniels for TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
1/1/06: 49ers 20, Texans 17 (OT). San Francisco rookie QB Alex Smith throws TD & rookie RB Frank Gore rushes for 108 yards. 49ers S Mike Adams adds 40-yard INT-TD.
NBC (5:30 PM PT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (Hou.), 93 (SF). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Hou.), 226 (SF).
Schaub: 116-177-1,193-8 (3C)-6-85.7
Foster: 76-292 (T1C)-3.8-1
A. Johnson: 34 (T1L)-368-10.8-0
Mercilus, Watt: 3.5
Cushing, Joseph: 1
Reid (R): 2 (T1C)
Lee: 48.7 (3C)
Bullock: 26 (8/8 PAT; 6/10 FG)
Dawson: 19 (10/10 PAT; 3/6 FG)
TEXANS: Aim for 4th consecutive road win vs. NFC…In only start vs. SF, QBMATT SCHAUB passed for 264 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INT & 116.5 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER has 5 100-yard rush games in past 7 vs. NFC. Texans are 17-7 (.708) when Foster has 100+ rush yards…WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 81.8 rec. yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Has 25 rec. for 395 yards (15.8 avg.) in past 3 vs. NFC. WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS leads NFL rookies in receiving yards (270). TE OWEN DANIELS had 7 catches for 123 yards (17.6 avg.) & TD in last meeting… DE J.J. WATT has 8 sacks in 9 games vs. NFC. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had career-high 2.5 sacks last week…LB BRIAN CUSHING leads team with 33 tackles...S ED REED leads active players with 61 INTs…
49ERS: Since becoming starter, QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is only player in NFL (incl. playoffs) with 90+ rating (94.4) & 600+ rush yards (642). Incl. playoffs, is 5-1 as starter at home with 104.2 rating…RB FRANK GORE rushed for 153 yards & TD last week. Since entering NFL in 2006, has 11,082 scrimmage yards (8,526 rush, 2,556 rec.), 2nd most in NFL. In only home game vs. Hou., rushed for 108 yards. RB KENDALL HUNTER aims for 3rd in row with TD…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 275 rec. yards (137.5 per game) at home this season, 3rd most in NFC. In only meeting, TE VERNON DAVIS had 7 catches for 93 yards & career-high 3 TDs. Had TD last week. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFC TEs with 39 TDs…LB NA VORRO BOWMAN had career-high 2 sacks & FF last week. Leads team with 34 tackles. Since entering NFL in 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is only player with 17+ sacks (17.5), 10+ FF (14) & 7+ INTs (7). DT JUSTIN SMITH has 2.5 sacks & FF in 4 career meetings. LB AHMAD BROOKS has 2.5 sacks in past 3. DT GLENN DORSEY has sack in 2 of past 3.