Dolphins at Texans: Week 1 Game Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT HOUSTON TEXANS

SERIES

DOLPHINS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

6-0

STREAKS

6-0

COACHES VS. OPP.

Philbin: 0-0

Kubiak: 5-0

LAST GAME

9/18/11: Texans 23 at Dolphins 13. Houston RB Ben Tate rushes for 103 yards & QB Matt Schaub completes 21 of 29 passes, including 23-yard TD to WR Andre Johnson.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/12/08: Texans 29, Dolphins 28. Houston's Jacoby Jones scores 70-yard PR-TD, WR Andre Johnson has 178 rec. yards & QB Matt Schaub scores rush TD with 0:03 remaining.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 136 (Mia.), 112 (Hou.). XM: 551 (Hou.).

2011 STATS

PASSING

Tannehill (R) (Pre.): 41-78-414-1-1-66.9

Schaub: 178-292-2,479-15-6-96.8 (2C)

RUSHING

Bush: 216-1,086-5.0-6

Foster: 278-1,224 (3C)-4.4-10 (3C)

RECEIVING

Bess: 51-537-10.5-3

Daniels (TE): 54-677-12.5-3

OFFENSE

317.4

372.1

TAKE/GIVE

-6

+7 (2C)

DEFENSE

345.1

285.7 (2L)

SACKS

Wake: 8.5

Barwin: 11.5 (3C)

INTs

Smith, Starks: 2

Joseph: 4

PUNTING

Fields: 48.8 (3L)

Jones (St.L.): 44.3

KICKING

Carpenter: 113 (26/26 PAT; 29/34 FG)

Graham (Mia., Bal.): 26 (8/8 PAT; 6/7 FG)


NOTES

DOLPHINS: JOE PHILBIN will make debut as head coach...Club has 24-21-1 (.533) record on Kickoff Weekend...QB RYAN TANNEHILL (No. 8 overall) will be 1st Dolphins rookie QB to start season opener in club history. Registered last collegiate start at Reliant Stadium in Meineke Car Care Bowl & completed 27 of 40 passes for 329 yards with 1 TD in Texas A&M 33-22 win over Northwestern...RB REGGIE BUSH (1,086) reached 1,000 rush yards for 1st time in career last season & tied career-best with 6 rush TDs (6 in '06). Dating back to 12/4/11, Bush aims for 5th consecutive 100-yard rush game. Posted career-high 12 catches vs. Texans on 11/18/07 (w/Saints). RB DANIEL THOMAS had career-high 107 rush yards on 18 carries (5.9 avg.) in last meeting vs. Hou...Since '08, WR DAVONE BESS leads Dolphins in receptions (260) & receiving yards (2,669)...TE ANTHONY FASANO ranked 2nd on team with 5 TD catches in '11...DE CAMERON WAKE led team in sacks for 2nd consecutive season last year (14 in '10; 8.5 in '11)...

TEXANS: Won AFC South title for 1st time in '11 & clinched 1st playoff berth in club history...Club aims for 7th consecutive win vs. Mia... For career, QB MATT SCHAUB is 4-0 as starter vs. Dolphins. Schaub (98) needs 2 TD passes to reach 100 career...RB ARIAN FOSTER averaged NFL-best 141.6 scrimmage yards per game (1,841 total in 13 games) in '11. Since '10, Foster leads NFL with 26 rush TDs. Foster (1,224) & RB BEN TATE (942) were only NFL RB duo with 900+ rush yards apiece in '11. Tate rushed for 103 yards in only meeting vs. Dolphins...In 5 career games vs. Mia., WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 103.8 rec. yards & has 4 TD catches. Since '03, Johnson ranks 2nd in NFL with 9,656 rec. yards (REGGIE WAYNE, 10,647)...TE OWEN DANIELS (299) needs 1 catch to join Johnson as only players in franchise history to reach 300 career...Defense set club season record in sacks (44) in '11...LB CONNOR BARWIN had career-best 11.5 sacks in '11, 3rd-most sacks in season in club history (MARIO WILLIAMS, 14 in '07; 12 in '08)...LB BRIAN CUSHING led team with 114 tackles last year. LB BROOKS REED (6) & DE J.J. WATT (5.5) combined for 11.5 sacks as rookies last season.

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