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2015 Schedule
6-5, 1st in AFC South
Texans starting to string together wins (0:54)
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Houston, we have a defense

On the back of their stingy defense, the Texans have turned their season around with a four-game win streak. Houston's defense has ranked first in PPG, YPG, pass TDs and sacks per game since Week 8.

Stugotz's Weekly Game Notes (2:43)

Will Houston cruise into the postseason?

The Texans are certainly one of the leagues hottest teams with four consecutive wins. They hold tiebreakers in the wild-card race over the Jets and Steelers to stake their claim to this spot at the moment. Playoff picture

J.J. Watt, Kai Forbath earn game balls for Texans and Saints (1:24)
What's wrong with the Saints? (1:48)
O'Brien: We have to turn the page to Buffalo (0:40)
Texans stifle Saints (0:53)

J.J. Watt continues to impress

He was a big part of why the Saints didn't get into the end zone for the first time in 156 games. Watt had two sacks and seven hits on Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He had five tackles, including two for losses. Game balls

AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith

Saints can't get much cooking in Houston

Brandin Cooks was able to haul in this pass in front of Johnathan Joseph, but the Saints have managed just six points so far against the Texans. Check out all of the photos from today's NFL action. Best photos of Week 12


Watt doing work vs. Saints

Stop us if you've heard this before: J.J. Watt is dominating. With two sacks today against New Orleans, Watt has a league-best 13.5 on the season. Texans lead 24-6. Follow live

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

JJ Watt nearly got to Drew Brees several times, but finally did it in the third quarter of today's game. Watt now has 12.5 sacks this season and 69.5 in his career. This one came against the first NFL quarterback he ever sacked.


Brees' pursuit of Marino off to slow start

Saints QB Drew Brees needs four TD passes today to tie Dan Marino for 3rd on the all-time touchdown pass list. He doesn't have any in the first half as the Saints trail the Texans by 8. Follow live

Hopkins sets record with 80th catch

DeAndre Hopkins reached the 80-catch mark today vs. the Saints, which is the most by any player 23 or younger through their first 11 team games of a season (via Elias). The Texans lead 14-3. Follow live

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Entering today's game Brian Hoyer had a 46.8 completion percentage with 2 TDs and an interception in first quarters. Today Hoyer is 9-for-9 with two touchdowns against the Saints.

Team Stats

Passing Yards260.213th
Rushing Yards97.719th
Points For21.122nd
Points Against21.3Tied-13th

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