DATE: Sunday, October 8, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Brandon Gaudin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) HOU: 113 or 385 ATL: 85 or 226
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: HOU leads series, 3-2 (Home team won past 5
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 10/6/19: ATL 32 at HOU 53
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
DeMeco Ryans vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 2-2 (.500) Postseason: 0-0
Arthur Smith vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 16-22 (.421) Postseason: 0-0
HOUSTON TEXANS NOTES:
- QB C.J. STROUD (rookie) passed for 306 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 111.3 rating last week. Ranks 4th in NFL with 1,212 passing yards this season, 2nd-most ever by player in 1st 4 career games (Cam Newton – 1,386). Joined Gardner Minshew (2019) as only QBs ever with 0 INTs in 1st 4 career starts (min. 30 atts. in each start). Aims for 4th in row with 2+ TD passes.
- RB DAMEON PIERCE had season-high 108 scrimmage yards (season-high 81 rush, 27 rec.) last week, 7th-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 on road.
- RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 1st-career TD pass last week & is 1 of 2 RBs (Derrick Henry) with TD pass this season. Had career-high 110 rush yards in only career game vs. Atl. (1/2/22 w/ Buf.).
- WR NICO COLLINS had 7 catches for career-high 168 yards & 2 TDs last week, most rec. yards by Hou. player since 2020 (171 by Will Fuller). Is 1 of 2 in NFL (Tyreek Hill) with 125+ rec. yards & rec. TD in multiple games this season. Has 6+ catches in 3 of 4 games in 2023. Ranks 5th in NFL with 428 rec. yards this season.
- WR TANK DELL (rookie) has 5+ catches, 70+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 2 of past 3. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 267 rec. yards in 2023.
- TE DALTON SCHULTZ had 1st TD catch of season last week.
- LB CHRISTIAN HARRIS led team with season-best 12 tackles in Week 4. Has 5+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 on road.
- LB HENRY TO’OTO’O (rookie) aims for 4th in row with 7+ tackles & 3rd in row with PD. Leads rookies with 27 tackles this season.
- DE JONATHAN GREENARD had 3 TFLs & 2 sacks last week.
- DE JERRY HUGHES had 1st sack of season in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. Atl.
- CB STEVEN NELSON had 2nd INT of season last week. Has PD in all 4 games this season.
ATLANTA FALCONS NOTES:
- QB DESMOND RIDDER passed for 191 yards & TD last week. Is 4-0 as starter at home with 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) & 96.6 rating. Has TD pass in 4 of his past 5 starts.
- RB BIJAN ROBINSON (rookie) had 5 receptions & 137 scrimmage yards (105 rush, 32 rec.) in Week 4. Is 1 of 4 RBs (De’Von Achane, Christian McCaffrey & D’Andre Swift) with 2+ (2) games of 100+ rush yards in 2023. Leads RBs with 19 receptions & ranks 2nd among RBs with 452 scrimmage yards.
- RB TYLER ALLGEIER has 851 scrimmage yards (85.1 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 10 career home games, incl. 50+ scrimmage yards in 9 of 10.
- WR DRAKE LONDON had 2nd rec. TD of season last week, his 6th-career TD catch. Has 5+ catches in 4 of his past 5 at home.
- TE JONNU SMITH led team with 6 receptions & 95 rec. yards last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ receptions.
- S JESSIE BATES had 8 tackles, TFL & FF last week & is 3rd player since 2000 with 3+ INTs (3) & 2+ FFs (2) in team’s 1st 4 games of season.
- S RICHIE GRANT led team & tied his career high with 11 tackles last week, his 4th-career game with 10+ tackles. Has 5+ tackles in 10 of his past 11 at home.
- DL GRADY JARRETT had FF in last meeting.
- DL CALAIS CAMPBELL has 9.5 sacks in 9 career games vs. Hou. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Hou. with sack.
- DL DAVID ONYEMATA tied his career high with 7 tackles & had 1.5 sacks in Week 4, his 3rd-career game with 1.5+ sacks. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5 & aims for his 3rd in row with TFL.
- LB NATE LANDMAN had career-high 10 tackles in Week 4.
- CB A.J. TERRELL has 3 PD in his past 3 at home.