Thursday, October 11, 2012
NFL Capsule: Packers at Texans
GREEN BAY (2-3) At HOUSTON (5-0)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC
OPENING LINE -- Texans by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Green Bay 1-4; Houston 4-1
SERIES RECORD -- Tied 1-1
AP PRO32 RANKING -- Packers No. 12; Texans No. 1
LAST MEETING -- Texans beat Packers 24-21, Dec. 7, 2008.
LAST WEEK -- Packers lost to Colts 30-27; Texans beat New York Jets 23-17
PACKERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (21), RUSH (20), PASS (15)
PACKERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (16), RUSH (17), PASS (16T)
TEXANS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (14), RUSH (6), PASS (20)
TEXANS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (3), RUSH (9), PASS (4)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Packers visiting Houston for first time since 2004. ... Green Bay facing an undefeated team with at least five wins for first time since playing 7-0 Tennessee in November 2008. ... Packers 10-3 in last 13 road games (including playoffs). ... Packers lead NFL in red-zone efficiency, scoring on 11 of 15 drives inside opponents' 20-yard line (73.3 percent). ... QB Aaron Rodgers has 99.4 rating in road games since 2008, second in the league (Tom Brady, 101.4). ... Packers share NFL lead in sacks (18) with Chicago and Cincinnati. ... OLB Clay Matthews leads the NFL in sacks (eight). He has 37½ sacks since 2009, fourth in the league. ... RB Cedric Benson placed on injured reserve Wednesday with sprained left foot. WR Greg Jennings (groin), DT B.J. Raji (ankle) and TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder) all missed practice Wednesday. ... Texans have won five straight games for second straight season. They set franchise record with seven consecutive victories in 2011. ... Houston has won time of possession in each of its first five games. ... Texans 38-5 when rushing 30 times or more under Gary Kubiak became coach in 2006. ... RB Arian Foster is league's second-leading rusher (106.4 ypg). He has 19 career 100-yard rushing games and three this season. ... WR Andre Johnson has 9,939 yards receiving in career. ... TE Owen Daniels leads team with 23 receptions for 311 yards. ... DE J.J. Watt ranks second to Matthews in sacks (7½) this season. Watt also has eight pass deflections and two fumble recoveries. ... Houston defense has held four of five opponents below 20 points. ... Texans 4-0 when winning turnover margin this season. ... LB Brian Cushing placed on injured reserve Wednesday with torn anterior cruciate ligament. Houston cut KR/PR Trindon Holliday and signed LB Barrett Ruud. Rookie Keshawn Martin, a fourth-round draft pick, takes over return duties.
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