Dolphins vs Texans: Game Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (7-7) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-7)

SERIES

 

TEXANS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

4-0

STREAKS

4-0

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kubiak: 3-0

Sparano: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 16-13 at Rams

L 27-24 (OT) at Titans

LAST GAME

10/12/08: Texans 29 at Dolphins 28.  Houston QB Matt Schaub passes for 379 & 1 TD & adds game-winning 3-yard TD with 3 seconds remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/12/08

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon.  SIRIUS: 154 (Hou.), 91 (Mia.).  XM: 105 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Schaub: 352-513-4,181 (2L)-25 (T2C)-13-98.9

Henne: 223-376-2,416-10-12-73.8

RUSHING

Moats: 89-350-3.9-4

R. Williams: 219-1,055-4.8-11 (T3L)

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 90-1,433 (1L)-15.9-8

Bess: 66-628-9.5-1

OFFENSE

377.4 (3C)

338.2

TAKE/GIVE

-2

-7

DEFENSE

322.7

341.4

SACKS

Williams: 8

Porter: 8

INTs

Cushing (R), Pollard: 3

V. Davis (R): 4

PUNTING

Turk: 42.6

Fields: 46.2 (3C)

KICKING

K. Brown: 93 (36/36 PAT; 19/28 FG)

Carpenter: 98 (32/33 PAT; 22/24 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:  7-7 record in '09 matches club's best record through 14 games ('07 & '08)...Club has won 4 consecutive games vs. Mia., longest current streak vs. any team...In past 2, QB MATT SCHAUB is 2-0 & has completed 57 of 79 passes (72.2 pct.) for 732 passing yards w/3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108.2 passer rating.  Leads AFC & ranks 2nd in NFL in comp. pct. (68.6) & has 70+ comp. pct. in 6 of 7 road games in '09.  Schaub is 2nd in NFL w/4,181 passing yards & aims to become 1st Texans player to lead NFL in passing yards...For career, RB CHRIS BROWN averages 4.7 rush yards per carry vs. Mia...In past 2 vs. Dolphins, WR ANDRE JOHNSON had 19 receptions for 279 yards (14.7 avg.) w/2 TDs & aims for 3rd consecutive game w/100+ receiving yards (101, 178) vs. Mia.  Attended Miami Senior HS & Univ. of Miami.  Johnson is averaging 194.5 receiving yards per game in past 2 (289 total).  Needs 1 TD catch to surpass career-high & franchise record of 8 in '07 & '08...DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 4.5 sacks in 3 games vs. Dolphins, incl. 2 in last meeting...Williams (8) needs 2 sacks to reach double-digits for 3rd consecutive season...KR-WR JACOBY JONES had 70-yard PR-TD in last game vs. Mia...

DOLPHINS:  Club is 6-1 in Dec. under head coach TONY SPARANO...QB CHAD HENNE is 4-1 as starter at home w/1,077 passing yards & 6 TDs.  Henne has passed for 300+ yards in 2 of past 3...RB RICKY WILLIAMS has 1,055 rush yards in '09, reaching 1,000 for 1st time since '03 - longest gap between 1,000-yard seasons in NFL history.  Williams also became 7th RB in NFL history to be 32+ years old at start of season & rush for at least 1,000...WR DAVONE BESS leads AFC & ranks 2nd in NFL w/31 3rd-down receptions in '09.  42 of Bess' 66 receptions (63.6 pct.) have resulted in 1st downs...Since 2000, LB JASON TAYLOR leads NFL with 39 sacks in Dec.  Taylor (127.5) needs 1 sack to surpass RICKEY JACKSON (128) for 10th-most sacks all-time...LB JOEY PORTER has 3 sacks in 4 career games against Hou...Rookie CB VONTAE DAVIS (Round 1, Illinois) posted team-high 4th INT of season last week & aims to become 1st rookie to lead Dolphins in INTs in season since LOUIS OLIVER in '89.

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