Monday, October 3, 2022
Ty Gaston

Houston Texans Game Release

WHAT TO LOOK FOR THIS WEEK

OPENING DAY NOTES
• Houston holds an 9-10 all-time record on opening day, including a 7-5 record when playing at home
• The Texans have opened the regular season once against Jacksonville, a 29-7 Jaguars victory in Houston to start the 2017 season.
• Houston is 1-1 all-time against rookie quarterbacks starting in Week 1, having defeated Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and lost to Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets in 2009.

RUNNING IT UP

The running backs on the Texans active 53-man roster have combined for the most rushing yards and rushing touchdowns of any team in the NFL. In fact, Houston has almost 5,000 more rushing yards and 40 more rushing touchdowns amongst their running backs than any other NFL team. Houston is the only team with three players ranked in the top25 in active rushing yards with RB Mark Ingram (first, 7,324), RB David Johnson (ninth, 3,819) and RB Phillip Lindsay (25th, 2,550). RB Rex Burkhead is ranked 52nd among players in active rushing yards with 1,401. The Texans also join the Saints as the only teams with two players ranked in the top-10 in active rushing touchdowns with Ingram (first, 62) and Johnson (seventh, 39). Additionally, Lindsay is tied for 34th with 17 career rushing touchdowns and Burkhead is tied for 43rd with 14.

TEXANS BIG DAYS AGAINST THE JAGUARS

DL Whitney Mercilus helped the Texans clinch the 2015 AFC South title by matching his career-high with 3.5 sacks against the Jaguars in Week 17 (1/3/16). Mercilus also forced a fumble while recovering another in the 30-6 Houston victory. WR Brandin Cooks has surpassed 100 yards receiving in two of three games played against Jacksonville, including 161 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions versus the Jaguars in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season (10/11). RB David Johnson rushed for a game-leading 96 yards on 17 carries (5.6 avg.) in his first career appearance vs. Jacksonville in Week 5 of the 2020 season (10/11).

ALL TIME SERIES
REGULAR SEASON
Overall: 25-13 Home: 14-5 Road: 11-8
Date W/L Score H/A Venue Texans QB Jaguars QB
10/27/02 W 21-19 A ALLTEL Stadium D. Carr M. Brunell
11/17/02 L 24-21 H Reliant Stadium D. Carr M. Brunell
9/28/03 W 24-20 H Reliant Stadium D. Carr B. Leftwich
12/7/03 L 27-0 A ALLTEL Stadium D. Ragone B. Leftwich
10/31/04 W 20-6 H Reliant Stadium D. Carr B. Leftwich
12/26/04 W 21-0 A ALLTEL Stadium D. Carr B. Leftwich
11/6/05 L 21-14 A ALLTEL Stadium D. Carr B. Leftwich
12/24/05 L 38-20 H Reliant Stadium D. Carr D. Garrard
10/22/06 W 27-7 H Reliant Stadium D. Carr B. Leftwich
11/12/06 W 13-10 A ALLTEL Stadium D. Carr D. Garrard
10/14/07 L 37-17 A Jax. Municipal Stadium M. Schaub D. Garrard
12/30/07 W 42-28 H Reliant Stadium S. Rosenfels Q. Gray
9/28/08 L 30-27 (OT) A Jax. Municipal Stadium M. Schaub D. Garrard
12/1/08 W 30-17 H Reliant Stadium S. Rosenfels D. Garrard
9/27/09 L 31-24 H Reliant Stadium M. Schaub D. Garrard
12/6/09 L 23-18 A Jax. Municipal Stadium M. Schaub D. Garrard
11/14/10 L 31-24 A EverBank Field M. Schaub D. Garrard
1/2/11 W 34-17 H Reliant Stadium M. Schaub T. Edwards
10/30/11 W 24-14 H Reliant Stadium M. Schaub B. Gabbert
11/27/11 W 20-13 A EverBankField M. Leinart B. Gabbert
9/16/12 W 27-7 A EverBankField M. Schaub B. Gabbert
11/18/12 W 43-37 H Reliant Stadium M. Schaub C. Henne
11/24/13 L 13-6 H Reliant Stadium C. Keenum C. Henne
12/5/13 L 27-20 A EverBankField C. Keenum C. Henne
12/7/14 W 27-13 A EverBankField R. Fitzpatrick B. Bortles
12/28/14 W 23-17 H NRG Stadium C. Keenum B. Bortles
10/18/15 W 31-20 A EverBank Field B. Hoyer B. Bortles
1/3/16 W 30-6 H NRG Stadium B. Hoyer B. Bortles
11/13/16 W 24-21 A EverBank Field B. Osweiler B. Bortles
12/18/16 W 21-20 H NRG Stadium B. Osweiler B. Bortles
9/10/17 L 29-7 H NRG Stadium T. Savage B. Bortles
12/17/17 L 45-7 A EverBank Field T. Yates B. Bortles
10/21/18 W 20-7 A TIAA Bank Field D. Watson B. Bortles
12/30/18 W 20-3 H NRG Stadium D. Watson B. Bortles
9/15/19 W 13-12 H NRG Stadium D. Watson G. Minshew II
11/3/19 W 26-3 A Wembley Stadium D. Watson G. Minshew II
10/11/20 W 30-14 H NRG Stadium D. Watson G. Minshew II
11/8/20 W 27-25 A TIAA Bank Field D. Watson J. Luton

SERIES BREAKDOWN
Record vs. Jaguars ……………………………………………………………..Texans lead, 25-13
Last meeting …………………………………………………..Texans 27, Jaguars 25 (11/8/20)
Texans largest margin of victory ………………………24 (Texans 30, Jaguars 6; 1/3/16)
Jaguars largest margin of victory ………………….38 (Jaguars 45, Texans 7; 12/17/17)
Current win streak …………………………………………………………………………..Texans, 6
Texans longest win streak ………………………………………………. 6 (2x: latest 2018-20)
Jaguars longest win streak …………………………………………………………….3 (2009-10)
Most points, Texans …………………………..43 (Texans 43, Jaguars 37 (OT); 11/18/12)
Most points, Jaguars …………………………………..45 (Jaguars 45, Texans 7; 12/17/17)
Most points, both teams ……………………80 (Texans 43, Jaguars 37 (OT); 11/18/12)
Fewest points, Texans …………………………………….0 (Jaguars 27, Texans 0; 12/7/03)
Fewest points, Jaguars ………………………………….0 (Texans 21, Jaguars 0; 12/26/04)
Fewest points, both teams ………………………….19 (Jaguars 13, Texans 6; 11/24/13)
Most net yards, Texans …………………….653 (Texans 43, Jaguars 37 (OT); 11/18/12)
Most net yards, Jaguars …………………………..491 (Jaguars 31, Texans 24; 11/14/10)
Most rushing yards, Texans …………………………244 (Texans 34, Jaguars 17; 1/2/11)
Most rushing yards, Jaguars …………………….244 (Jaguars 37, Texans 17; 10/14/07)
Most net passing yards, Texans …………504 (Texans 43, Jaguars 37 (OT); 11/18/12)
Most net passing yards, Jaguars ………..372 (Texans 43, Jaguars 37 (OT); 11/18/12)
Fewest net yards, Texans …………………………….124 (Jaguars 27, Texans 0; 12/7/03)
Fewest net yards, Jaguars ……………………………117 (Texans 27, Jaguars 7; 9/16/12)
Fewest rushing yards, Texans …………………….61 (Jaguars 37, Texans 17; 10/14/07)
Fewest rushing yards, Jaguars ……………………..30 (Texans 30, Jaguars 6; 12/30/18)
Fewest net passing yards, Texans …………………..54 (Jaguars 27, Texans 0; 12/7/03)
Fewest net passing yards, Jaguars ………………..31 (Texans 21, Jaguars 0; 12/26/04)
Most sacks, Texans ………………………………………….8 (Texans 30, Jaguars 6; 1/3/16)
Most sacks, Jaguars ……………………………………..10 (Jaguars 29, Texans 7; 9/10/17)
Most interceptions, Texans ………………………….4 (Texans 13, Jaguars 10; 11/12/06)
Most interceptions, Jaguars ………………………….3 (Jaguars 23, Texans 18; 12/6/09)
Most turnovers, Texans ……………………. 4 (2x – last: Jaguars 29, Texans 7; 9/10/17)
Most turnovers, Jaguars ……………………………….5 (Texans 24, Jaguars 20; 9/28/03)
Most penalties, Texans ……………………….. 14-177 (Jaguars 27, Texans 20; 12/5/13)
Most penalties, Jaguars ……………………… 12-91 (Texans 21, Jaguars 20; 12/18/16))

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