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Saints vs. Texans Preview and Matchup History

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A quick look at the history and stats between the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup this Sunday.

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-6) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (5-5)

SERIES

SAINTS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

2-1

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sean Payton: 1-1

Bill O'Brien: 0-0

LAST WEEK

Bye (Wk. 10: L 47-14 at Redskins)

W 24-17 vs. Jets

LAST GAME

9/25/11: Texans 33 at Saints 40. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 370 yards & 3 TDs. Saints TE Jimmy Graham has 100 rec. yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/18/07: Saints 10, Texans 23. Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 293 yards & 2 TDs. Texans WR Andre Johnson has 120 rec. yards & TD.

REFEREE

John Hussey

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM ET): Joe Davis, David Diehl, Krista Pink (field reporter). SIRIUS: 119 (NO), 136 (Hou). XM: 233 (Hou).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 257-370-2972 (3C)-20-9-101.3 (3C)

Hoyer: 141-237-1704-13-4-92.9

RUSHING

Ingram: 145-661-4.6-5

Blue: 107-353-3.3-1

RECEIVING

Cooks: 50-701-14.0-6

Hopkins: 76 (3L)-1045 (3L)-13.8-9 (2L)

OFFENSE

414.5 (2L)

357.5

TAKE/GIVE

-4

0

DEFENSE

424.3

333.0

SACKS

Jordan: 6

Watt: 11.5 (1L)

INTs

4 tied: 1

Hal: 3

PUNTING

Morstead: 45.9

Lechler: 47.6

KICKING

Hocker: 38 (11/12 PAT; 9/13 FG)

Novak: 38 (17/18 PAT; 7/8 FG)

SAINTS

  • QB DREW BREES passed for 370 yards and 3 TDs in last meeting. He has 1,574 yards, 13 TDs, 3 INTs and a 112.1 QB rating in past five games vs. AFC opponents.
  • RB MARK INGRAM has rushed for 319 yards (106.3 per game) &and a TD in the past three games vs. AFC opponents. He has 998 scrimmage yards and needs 2 to reach 1,000 for 2nd consecutive season.
  • WR BRANDIN COOKS has 5 TDs in past three games and aims for 4th in row with TD.
  • WR WILLIE SNEAD ranks 2nd on the club with 626 receiving yards.
  • TE BENJAMIN WATSON is 2nd on team with 46 catches.
  • WR MARQUES COLSTON had 9 catches for 118 yards in his last game vs. Houston.
  • DE CAMERON JORDAN has 3 sacks in past 3 games vs. AFC opponents. Has 5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in past 5 games.
  • S JAIRUS BYRD had 2 INTs vs. Houston on 11/1/09 (with Buffalo). He had a sack in Week 10.
  • Rookie LB STEPHONE ANTHONY leads team with 72 tackles.
  • LB HAU'OLIKIKAHA ties for NFL rookie lead with 4 sacks.

TEXANS

  • QB BRIAN HOYER has 2+ TD passes in 5 of the past 6 games. He won his only career start vs. the Saints (9/14/14 with Cleveland) and passed for 204 yards with 1 TD and 0 INTs.
  • In past 3 home starts, RB ALFRED BLUE is averaging 101 scrimmage yards per game and has 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 receiving).
  • In past 8 games, WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 62 catches for 894 yards and 7 TDs, including 118 yards and 2 TDs last week. He aims for 4th game in a row with a TD reception.
  • WR NATE WASHINGTON has 3 TD catches in past 4 games.
  • In past 15 games, J.J. WATT has 22.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 7 passes defensed, and a TD catch.
  • LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 6.5 sacks in past 5 games.
  • LB JOHN SIMON has .5 sacks or more in 4 of past 5.
  • In the past 5 games, S ANDRE HAL has 3 INTs, including one last week vs. Jets.