Browns-Texans Capsule

2017-10-12 09:02:30

CLEVELAND (0-5) at HOUSTON (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cleveland 1-4, Houston 3-2

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 5-3

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Browns 23-7, Nov. 16, 2014

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Jets 17-14; Texans lost to Chiefs 42-34

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 32, Texans No. 18

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (25), PASS (16)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (5), PASS (19)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (4), PASS (21)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (14), PASS (13)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans have won five of last six meetings. ... Browns benched rookie QB DeShone Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan. Hogan will be 28th quarterback to start for Browns since 1999. ... RB Duke Johnson Jr. has had TD in three straight games. Johnson leads team with 23 catches for 270 yards. ... Rookie David Njoku is tied for most TDs catches by tight end with three. He's only rookie with three or more touchdown catches this season. ... DE Myles Garrett had two sacks last week in debut after missing first four games with injury. He's first No. 1 overall pick since 1982 to have two sacks in NFL debut. ... LB Christian Kirksey had nine tackles in last game against Texans, ranks third in NFL with 175 tackles since 2016. ... DE Emmanuel Ogbah has sack in two of last three games. ... LB Jamie Collins had 14 tackles and interception in last game against Texans as member of Patriots. ... LB James Burgess, Jr. had sack last week. ... CB Jason McCourty had interception in last game against Houston while with Titans. ... Houston DE J.J. Watt broke leg against Kansas City and is out for season. Second straight season that ended early for Watt after three-time Defensive Player of Year missed 13 games last season following back surgery. ... OLB Whitney Mercilus sustained season-ending pectoral injury against Chiefs. ... QB Deshaun Watson threw five TD passes with no interceptions last week to become third rookie in NFL history with five TD passes and no interceptions in game. Watson is second in NFL with 12 touchdown passes. ... RB Lamar Miller has 220 yards of offense and two TDs in last two games combined. ... WR Will Fuller has had two touchdown receptions in each of last two games. ... LB Bernardrick McKinney has six tackles for losses combined in last four games. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney has three sacks combined in last three games and has 22 tackles for losses since 2016. ... Rookie LB Zach Cunningham had career-high nine tackles and forced fumble last week. ... S Andre Hal had career-high nine tackles last week. ... Fantasy Tip: Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins could be good pickup after he had career-high three touchdown receptions vs. Kansas City and has five TD catches in last three games at home.

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