Houston Texans postgame notes after beating Jets

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Paid Attendance: 79,088

· Improved the Texans’ record on the season to 5-0, marking the first 5-0 start by a professional football team in Houston history.

· Gave Houston five consecutive wins for the second time in franchise history and the second time in as many seasons.

· Gave the Texans their first victory over the New York Jets in franchise history, improving Houston’s record to 1-5 against the Jets.

· Improved Houston’s record on Monday Night Football to 2-3 and improved the team’s record in prime time to 4-8.

· Won the time of possession battle for the fifth time this season, holding the ball for 35:16.

· Outrushed New York 169-69. The Texans are 4-0 this season and 41-15 under Kubiak when outrushing their opponents.

· Ran the ball 35 times for 169 yards and improved to 37-5 under Kubiak when rushing 30 or more times.

· Scored on their opening possession for the third time this season and scored a touchdown on the opening drive for the second consecutive game.

· Scored first for the third time this season.

· Scored a field goal for the 15th consecutive game, tying a team record, when K Shayne Graham booted a 27-yard field goal to end the first half.

· Have scored 44 points off of 11 takeaways this season.

· Were tied after one quarter for the first time this season. Houston has led after the first quarter in three games and trailed once.

· Led at halftime and after three quarters for the fifth time this season in both instances. Houston has led at intermission and going into the last quarter in every game this season.

· Held their opponent to fewer than 20 points for the fourth time this season.

· Limited the Jets offense to 4-of-14 (29 percent) on third down in the game. It marked the third game this season in which the Texans held their opponents below 30 percent on third down.

· Held the Jets offense to fewer than 20 yards on nine of New York’s 11 full possessions, not including the one-play drive to end the game.

· Forced multiple turnovers for the third time this season and second consecutive game.

· Helped the Texans win the turnover battle for the fourth time this season. Houston improved to 4-0 this year and 31-7 under Head Coach Gary Kubiak in games with a positive turnover margin.

· Allowed a touchdown in the first quarter for the first time this season when the Jets scored on a 27-yard pass with 4:07 remaining in the period.

· Improved his career record to 52-49 overall and 21-30 on the road.

· Established a season high with 53 yards on four catches, bettering his previous high of 36 yards set last week vs. Tennessee (9/30).

· Caught a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game, hauling in a 34-yard scoring strike from QB Matt Schaub on Houston’s opening drive, tying his career-long streak. He previously caught touchdowns in consecutive games from 9/18/11 – 10/2/11.

· Led the team in receiving yardage for the third time this season, catching four passes for a team-best 79 yards and a touchdown.

· Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 73 with a 14-yard catch on Houston’s opening drive.

· Started the 82nd game of his career, moving him past Mario Williams for fourth place on the franchise’s all-time game started list.

· Surpassed 5,000 scrimmage yards with a run of 8 yards in the fourth quarter. He entered the game with 4,835 career yards from scrimmage.

· Became the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach the 5,000-yard plateau, doing so in his 40th career game. Only Edgerrin James (36) and Eric Dickerson (39) did so in fewer games.

· Surpassed 3,500 career rushing yards on a 46-yard gain in the first quarter. Foster entered the game with 3,477 career yards. The 46-yard gain was his longest of the season and the third-longest of his career.

· Scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season when he found the end zone from 13 yards in the second quarter. Foster tied a franchise record by scoring a touchdown in seven consecutive regular-season games. Domanick Davis scored in seven straight games from 11/21/04 – 1/2/05. Counting the playoffs, Foster has scored in eight straight games.

· Rushed for 100 yards in the first half. That was the most before halftime in his career. Foster rushed for 99 yards in the first half twice, vs. San Diego on 11/7/10 and vs. Jacksonville on 1/2/11. His 100 first-half yards were the third-most in team history in the opening half.

· Recorded his 19th career 100-yard game and his third of the season, finishing the night with 152 yards on 29 carries and one touchdown. It marked his fifth game with more than 150 rushing yards.

· Has surpassed 100 rushing yards in all three road games this season and in four consecutive road games dating back to last season.

· Established a new single-season high with his third pick of the season late in the fourth quarter. Jackson has intercepted passes in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

· Surpassed 5,000 scrimmage yards with a run of 8 yards in the fourth quarter. He entered the game with 4,835 career yards from scrimmage.

· Teamed with CB Brice McCain to sack Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter.

· Led the team in tackles for the first time this season, finishing with a season-high eight tackles and a half-sack..

· Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 87 with a 15-yard catch in the third quarter.

· Punted six times for an average of 40.2 yards per punt and had four of his kicks downed inside the Jets 20-yard line. None of Jones’ punts on the night were returned.

· Intercepted his first pass of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked off Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter. McCain returned the interception 86 yards, which was the third-longest return in franchise history.

· Registered his first career sack when he teamed with ILB Bradie James to tackle Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter.

· Recorded his first offensive touch when he carried an end-around for a 3-yard loss in the first quarter.

· Registered his second sack of the season when he dropped Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter.

· Forced a fumble for the first time in his career when he stripped Jets QB Mark Sanchez in the second quarter.

· Threw his 100th touchdown pass as a Texan when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 34-yard score on Houston’s opening drive.

· Improved his record as the Texans’ starting quarterback to 37-32 and won his ninth consecutive start.

· Surpassed 4,000 career receiving yards with his first catch of the game, a gain of 9 yards. Walter entered the game with 3,992 career yards.

· Deflected his sixth pass of the season late in the second quarter, causing an interception by CB Brice McCain, and knocked down his second pass of the game and his seventh of the year to prevent a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Of Watt’s seven passes defensed on the year, three have resulted in Texans interceptions.

· Sacked Jets QB Mark Sanchez for a loss of 5 yards in the fourth quarter. The sack gave him 8.5 on the season, which is the most in the NFL through five weeks of the season.

· Extended his streak of consecutive games with a sack to five, which is tied for the second-longest streak in team history. Mario Williams had sacks in six consecutive games during the 2007 season (11/18/07 – 12/23/07).

· Inactive players for the Texans included G Brandon Brooks, CB Roc Carmichael, SS Quintin Demps, T Andrew Gardner, CB Brandon Harris, WR Lestar Jean and RB Ben Tate.

· Captains for the Texans were ILB Brian Cushing, WR Andre Johnson, QB Matt Schaub and DE Antonio Smith.

· The Jets won the toss and elected to defer their option to the second half. Houston received the opening kickoff.

· The crowd of 79,088 was the second-largest that the Texans have played in front of on the road. The only larger crowd was 88,240 at Washington on 9/19/10.

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