NFL Week 12 Capsule – Bengals at Texans

CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-3-1) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (5-5)

SERIES

BENGALS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 3-3
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 2-5 O’Brien: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 27-10 at Saints W 23-7 at Browns
LAST REG-SEA GAME 12/11/11: Texans 20 at Bengals 19. Houston rookie QB T.J. Yates throws for 300 yards & 2 TDs. Texans TE Owen Daniels has 100 receiving yards & WR Kevin Walter adds receiving TD.
LAST REG-SEA GAME AT SITE 10/26/08: Texans 35, Bengals 6. Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 280 yards & 3 TDs. Texans WR Andre Johnson records 143 receiving yards & Walter adds 2 receiving TDs, including 39-yarder.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Cin.), 93 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.).

STATS

PASSING Dalton: 187-303-2180-11-9-83.2 Mallett: 20-30-211-2-1-95.3
RUSHING Hill (R): 113-556-4.9-5 (T3C) Foster: 161-822 (3L)-5.1-7 (T3L)
RECEIVING Sanu: 44-671-15.3-4
  1. Johnson: 55-631-11.5-1
OFFENSE 346.3 354.4
TAKE/GIVE +1 +8 (T2C)
DEFENSE 385.7 389.5
SACKS Dunlap: 4.5 Watt: 9.5
INTs Iloka: 3 Rolle: 2
PUNTING Huber: 47.4 (3C) Lechler: 46.8
KICKING Nugent: 74 (23/23 PAT; 17/23 FG) Bullock: 79 (25/25 PAT; 18/22 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Last week, QB ANDY DALTON completed 16 of 22 (72.7 pct.) for 220 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 143.9 rating. Bengals are 17-2 (.895) when Dalton has 100+ rating. Has .629 (36-21-1) career win pct., best of any QB in club history (min. 20 starts)…RB JEREMY HILL (Rd. 2, No. 55 overall) rushed for 152 yards on 27 att. (5.6 avg.) last week & is 2nd Bengals rookie with 2 150-yard rush games (PAUL ROBINSON, 1968). Leads NFL rookies in rush yards (556) & is tied for 1st in rush TDs (5). In past 6, RB GIOVANI BERNARD is averaging 85.8 scrim. yards/game (515 total; 398 rush, 117 rec.) with 5 rush TDs…Last week, WR A.J. GREEN led team with 127 rec. yards on 6 catches (21.2 avg.). Has 18 career 100-yard games, tied with CRIS COLLINSWORTH for 4th-most in club history. Since entering NFL in 2011, has 4,341 rec. yards, 3rd-most in AFC. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM (21) had season-high 2 TDs last week & is 4th TE in club history with 20 career…Since 2012, GENO ATKINS has 20 sacks, 2nd among AFC DTs…TEXANS: In 1st NFL start, QB RYAN MALLETT had 211 pass yards & 2 TDs with 95.3 rating vs. Cle…In 3 career meetings (incl. playoffs), RB ARIAN FOSTER has 430 scrimmage yards (334 rush, 96 rec.) & 3 rush TDs. Needs 100-yard rushing game to surpass PRIEST HOLMES (31) for most ever by undrafted player. Has 100+ yards in 6 of past 8. Since 2010, leads AFC in rush yards (5,628) & rush TDs (49). Last week, RB ALFRED BLUE (Rd. 6, No. 181 overall) had club-record 36 carries for 156 yards, tied for most in game by Hou. rookie (STEVE SLATON)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (982 rec., 13,292 yards) needs catch to surpass RANDY MOSS (982) for No. 10 all-time & 91 yards to eclipse TORRY HOLT (13,382) for No. 12 all-time. For career, averages 6 rec./game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS aims for 5th in row with 80+ rec. yards…Last week, DE J.J. WATT became 1st player since 1982 with sack, FF, FR & TD rec. in same game. 1 of 2 players in history with 2 TD rec., INT-TD & FR-TD in season (JAY ARNOLD, 1938).


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