NFL Capsule: Bills at Texans

NFL Capsule: Bills at Texans
November 1, 2012, 3:48 pm
Share This Post

BUFFALO (3-4) At HOUSTON (6-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 11

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 3-4; Houston 5-2

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 3-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 28; Texans No. 3

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Bills 31-10, Nov. 1, 2009

LAST WEEK - Bills had bye; Texans had bye

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (4), PASS (29)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (22)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (6), PASS (18)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (4), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bills 16-8 in games following bye week since 1990. ... Bills have allowed eight sacks, second-fewest in NFL. ... Bills lead AFC in average yards per carry (5.3). ... RB C.J. Spiller averaging NFL-best 7.26 yards per carry. He has six rushes of 20 yards or more, tied for second in league. ... RB Fred Jackson needs 9 yards rushing to reach 4,000 in five-plus seasons with Buffalo. ... QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 71 touchdown passes for Buffalo, fourth on team's career list. ... WR Stevie Johnson has 21 touchdown catches since 2010, fourth among AFC receivers. He has 13 TD catches on road since 2010. ... DE Mario Williams, top overall pick in 2006 draft by Houston, has 56 1/2 career sacks. ... Bills' defense ranks last in scoring (32.4 points per game), and has allowed at least 35 points in three of last four games. ... Texans 2-4 after bye week under Gary Kubiak. ... QB Matt Schaub has won nine of last 10 starts. He ranks fourth in AFC in passer rating (93.1). ... Houston QBs have completed 65.3 percent of passes under Kubiak, the league's second-highest percentage. ... RB Arian Foster is AFC's second-leading rusher (659 yards) and leads NFL with 10 total touchdowns. He has 19 career 100-yard rushing games. ... RB Ben Tate missed Wednesday's practice with sore hamstring. ... Texans 38-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 times or more. ... WR Andre Johnson averaging 78.3 yards receiving per game in career, highest average in NFL history among players with at least 100 games played. Johnson averaging 5.74 receptions per game, second-most in NFL history among players with at least 500 catches. ... Texans have scored 54 points (six touchdowns, four field goals) off 13 takeaways. ... DE J.J. Watt leads NFL in sacks (9 1/2) and tackles for loss (15). He also leads all defensive linemen and linebackers with 10 passes defensed.

---

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL