HOU-JAX Game Notes

HOU-JAX Game Notes

Texans Defense comes on strong with the Jags and ties a franchise record for interceptions in a single game. Read more about this record and other important stats from the Texans win on Sunday in this week's edition of Game Notes.



After having the same captains for each of the first eight games, the Texans will name different captains for each game over the second half of the season.  Today's captains were FB Jameel Cook, LB Troy Evans, WR Andre Johnson, LB DeMeco Ryans, DE Anthony Weaver, and T Zach Weigert.

The Texans scored on their opening drive for the fourth time this season.

With K Kris Brown's 25-yard field goal, the Texans scored on their first two offensive possessions for the first time since 10/9/05 vs. Tennessee, when Brown connected on field goals on each of Houston's first two drives.  That is a span of 20 games.

Today is the first time the Texans have scored on their first two possessions against Jacksonville since 9/28/03, when they scored touchdowns on their first two drives at Reliant Stadium.

Brown's 25-yard field goal gave the Texans their first points off of a turnover since the last time they played the Jaguars, on 10/22 of this year in Houston when they scored touchdowns following a pair of Jacksonville turnovers.

The Texans shut out the Jaguars in the first quarter, giving them first-quarter shutouts in five of the last six games.

Jacksonville's second-quarter field goal snapped a string of 27 consecutive points for the Texans against the Jaguars dating back to the teams' last matchup on 10/22.

Houston tied a franchise record with four interceptions.  The only other time the Texans have had that many was at Tennessee on 10/17/04.

Brown's 28-yard field goal gave the Texans points in the third quarter for the third consecutive game.

RB Wali Lundy rushed for his second career touchdown with a one-yard score on the opening drive of the game, tying him for the team lead with QB David Carr.  It was the fourth rushing touchdown of the year for the Texans.

WR Andre Johnson's 41-yard catch on the opening drive was his sixth catch of the season of 25 yards or more.  That total is the most for Johnson since 2004, when he had a career-high 13 catches of 25+ yards.

LB Morlon Greenwood hauled in his first career interception on Jacksonville's opening drive.  The interception was caused when rookie LB DeMeco Ryans hit Jaguars QB David Garrard as he was throwing.

Greenwood's interception is the third of the season for the Texans and the first by a Texans linebackers.

K Kris Brown extended his team-record scoring streak to 44 consecutive games.

QB David Carr rushed for a season-high 48 yards, topping his previous best of 25 yards in the season opener against Philadelphia (9/10).

CB Demarcus Faggins intercepted his fourth career pass in the second quarter.  It was his first since 1/2/05 vs. Cleveland.

DE Jason Babin's second-quarter sack of Jacksonville QB David Garrard was his second of the season and the 10th of his career, moving him into third place on the Texans all-time sack list.

Babin finished the game with two sacks, tying his career high and giving him his third career multi-sack game.  The last came on 1/1/06 at San Francisco.

FB Jameel Cook carried the ball for the third time on the season.

DE Anthony Weaver recorded his second career interception in the third quarter.  It was his first since 1/2/05 vs. Miami when he was a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Weaver's interception was the first ever by a Texans defensive lineman.

QB Sage Rosenfels made his third appearance of the season (10/15 at Dallas, 10/29 at Tennessee) when he replaced an injured David Carr in the fourth quarter.

CB Dunta Robinson notched his eighth career interception and when he picked off Garrard in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

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