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Texans At Giants NFL Week 3 Capsule

TEXANS: In only career meeting (10/16/11 with Buf.), QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 244 yards & 2 TDs with 88.7 rating. Last week, posted 129.1 rating (2nd-best of career) with 2 TDs & 0 INTs.In past 10 vs. NFC, RB ARIAN FOSTER has 1,230 scrim. yards (912 rush, 318 rec.) & 8 TDs (6 rush, 2 rec.). Since 2010, leads AFC with 5,047 rush yards. Last week, posted 27th career 100-yard rush game & aims for 3rd in row.In 2 career meetings, WR ANDRE JOHNSON has 14 rec. for 178 yards (12.7 avg.). For career, averages 6 catches per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Johnson (939) needs 13 catches to surpass HOFer ART MONK (940),DERRICK MASON (943) & HOFer ANDRE REED (951) for No. 11 all-time.WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS leads team with 2 TD rec. & aims for 3rd in row with TD.DE J.J. WATT had 1st career TD catch last week. In past 9 vs. NFC, has 8.5 sacks, 3 FF & 3 FR. Since 2012, leads NFL with 32 sacks.LB BROOKS REED had 1st career INT last week.CB KAREEM JACKSON had career-long 65-yard INT return vs. Oak.GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has started 153 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB. Is 2-0 as starter vs. Hou. with 4 TDs.Last year vs. Hou. (11/17/13 with Oak.), RB RASHAD JENNINGS rushed for 150 yards & TD (career-long 80 yards). In past 2 vs. Hou. with 10+ att., Jennings has rushed for 258 yards (129 per game) & 2 TDs.TE LARRYDONNELL leads team with 12 catches & 137 yards.WR VICTOR CRUZ has 16 career 100-yard rec. games.WR RUEBEN RANDLE had TD catch last week. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 8 at home.TE DANIEL FELLS had TD last week, his 1st with NYG.DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL is only DE in NFL with 2 INT-TDs since 2012. Had 1.5 sacks last week.CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE has INT in each of 2 career meetings, incl. 49-yard INT-TD in 10/11/09 contest (with Az.).DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA had sack in only game vs. Hou.DE ROBERT AYERS, JR. has sack in each of 1st 2 games with NYG & aims for 3rd in row with sack.DT JOHNATHAN HANKINS had 1st career sack last week.

TEXANS GIANTS
SERIES LEADER 2-1
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. O’Brien: 0-0 Coughlin: 2-0
LAST WEEK W 30-14 at Raiders L 25-14 vs. Cardinals
LAST GAME 10/10/10: Giants 34 at Texans 10. New York WR Hakeem Nicks has 12 receptions for 130 yards & 2 TDs. Giants WR Steve Smith adds 89 receiving yards & TD reception.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/5/06: Giants 14, Texans 10. New York RB Tiki Barber rushes for 115 yards & TD on 17 attempts. Giants TE Jeremy Shockey has 8 catches for 66 yards and TD.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 108 (Hou.), 133 (NYG). XM: 227 (NYG).
PASSING Fitzpatrick: 28-41-345-3-0-118.4 (2L) Manning: 44-72-440-3-4-69.2
RUSHING Foster: 55-241 (1C)-4.4-1 Jennings: 34-110-3.2-1
RECEIVING
  1. Johnson: 12-167-13.9-0
Donnell (TE): 12-137-11.4-1
OFFENSE 324.0 269.0
TAKE/GIVE +5 (T1C) -6
DEFENSE 368.0 341.5
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Ayers: 2
INTs Jackson, Reed: 1
PUNTING Lechler: 50.8 (3L) Weatherford: 42.0
KICKING Bullock: 17 (5/5 PAT; 4/5 FG)
  1. Brown: 4 (4/4 PAT; 0/0 FG)

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