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THE TEXANS

  • Limited the Colts to 265 yards of total offense in the game. It was the seventh time this season that Houston’s defense has held an opponent to less than 300 yards of total offense.
  • Tied the franchise record for touchdowns in a season when they scored their 46th of the year on RB Arian Foster’s 13-yard run in the third quarter.
  • Outrushed Indianapolis, 102-81. Houston fell to 11-1 this season and 48-17 under Head Coach Gary Kubiak when outrushing its opponents.
  • Trailed at the end of the first quarter for the sixth time this season and trailed at halftime and after three quarters for the fifth time in each instance. Houston fell to 2-4 this season when trailing after the opening period and 1-4 when trailing at halftime and after three quarters.

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

  • Challenged a play in the first quarter, arguing that the Indianapolis defense had 12 players on the field. Kubiak lost the challenge, dropping his record on coaches’ challenges to 1-2 on the season and 13-29 for his career.

TE OWEN DANIELS

  • Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 83 with a 6-yard catch in the first quarter. The catch gave him 60 receptions for the third time in his career and the first time since 2008.
  • Surpassed 700 receiving yards for the third time in his career and the first time since 2008, doing so on his second catch of the game, a gain of 6 yards in the second quarter. He entered the game needing 11 yards to reach the milestone.

RB ARIAN FOSTER

  • Scored the 50th touchdown of his career when he found the end zone on a 13-yard run in the third quarter. The touchdown also pushed his point total to 102 for the season, giving him his second career 100-point season. He scored a career-high 108 points in 2010.
  • Reeled off a 39-yard gain in the third quarter, which was his second-longest run of the season. Foster had a 46-yard run in Week 5 at the New York Jets (10/8).
  • Recorded his 1,000th career rushing attempt on his sixth carry of the game, a loss of 3 yards in the second quarter.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

  • Set the franchise single-season scoring record with his third field goal of the game, which gave him 138 on the year. The previous high was 135 points by K Neil Rackers in 2011.
  • Tied his season long with a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was Graham’s fourth field goal of 50 yards or longer this season, which is a career single-season high. He had three 50+ yard field goals in 2004 for Cincinnati.
  • Booted a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter which raised his season point total to a career-high 134. His previous high was 131 points in 2005 for Cincinnati.

CB KAREEM JACKSON

  • Led the team with eight tackles, including six solo stops, and had one pass defensed. The eight tackles were one shy of his career high of nine set in Week 3 at Denver (9/23).

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

  • Set a career high in receiving yardage. Johnson finished the season with 1,598 yards, topping his previous high of 1,575 yards in 2008. His 112 catches were the second-most in his career, trailing only his total of 115 from 2008.
  • His 1,598 receiving yards were the fourth-most by a player over the age of 30 in NFL history.

Player                   Year         Age          Yards

Jerry Rice              1994         33             1,848

Marvin Harrison      2002         30             1,722

Jimmy Smith         1999         30             1,636

Andre Johnson     2012         31             1,598

  • Surpassed 1,500 receiving yards for the third time in his career, joining Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (4) and Marvin Harrison (3) as the only players in NFL history to surpass the 1,500-yard mark three or more times. Johnson topped the milestone on a 39-yard catch in the second quarter.

Player                                      1,500-Yard Seasons

Jerry Rice                                                              4

Andre Johnson                                                     3

Marvin Harrison                                                     3

  • Joined Marvin Harrison as the only players in NFL history to record three seasons with more than 100 receptions and 1,500 receiving yards. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is the only other player with multiple 100-1,500 seasons in his career.

Player                                      1,500-Yard Seasons

Andre Johnson                             2008, 2009, 2012

Marvin Harrison                              1999, 2001, 2002

Jerry Rice                                               1990, 1995

  • Recorded his 17th career game with 10 or more receptions and 100 or more yards, which is the most in NFL history. Johnson entered the day tied with New England WR Wes Welker, who plays later today, with 16 such games.

Player                    Career GP  10-100 Gms       Pct

Andre Johnson      138             17                12.32%

Wes Welker*           139             16                11.51%

Jerry Rice               303             15                 4.95%

Brandon Marshall    107             14                13.08%

Marvin Harrison       190             14                 7.37%

Tim Brown               255             13                 5.10%

* Welker plays later this afternoon.

  • Surpassed 100 receiving yards on his 10th catch of the game, a pickup of 14 yards in the third quarter. It was his NFL-record 18th game with double-digit receptions; it was also his 44th career 100-yard game and his sixth this season.
  • Passed WR Keyshawn Johnson (814), WR Henry Ellard (814) and Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe (815) for 22nd on the NFL’s all-time receptions list. He now has 818 career catches.
  • Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 98 with a 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

SS DANIEAL MANNING

  • Returned a kickoff for the first time this season, picking up 18 yards on the return.

QB MATT SCHAUB

  • Surpassed 4,000 passing yards in a season for the third time in his career. He entered the game needing 267 yards to reach the milestone and topped it with an 18-yard completion to RB Arian Foster in the fourth quarter. Schaub finished the season with 4,008 yards.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

  • Established a career high for sacks with 7.0 when he sacked Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck for a loss of 7 yards in the second quarter. Smith’s previous high was 6.5 sacks in 2011.

DE J.J. WATT

  • Batted down his 16th pass of the season when he swatted away a throw in the second quarter.
  • Registered four solo tackles, all of which were behind the line of scrimmage, and had one quarterback hit on an incomplete pass. When combined with his pass defensed, he finished the game with six plays for no gain or negative yardage, giving him 95 such plays on the season.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • Inactive players for the Texans were CB Alan Ball, G Antoine Caldwell, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, OLB Brooks Reed, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.
  • Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.
  • The Colts won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.
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