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December 11, 2007

Denver @ Houston Stats and Notes


We'll have our fantasy outlook for the Broncos/Texans game up soon. Until then, here's a look at some stats and notes of interest for the Dec. 13 game.


DENVER BRONCOS (6-7) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (6-7)



BRONCOS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

1-0


STREAKS

1-0


COACHES VS. OPP.

Shanahan: 1-0

Kubiak: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 41-7 vs. Chiefs

W 28-14 vs. Buccaneers

LAST GAME

11/7/04: Texans (13) at Broncos (31). Denver QB Jake

Plummer passes for 234 yards & 4 TDs & RB Reuben

Droughns has 120 rushing yards as Broncos improve to

6-3.




BROADCAST

NFL Network (7 PM CT): Bryant Gumbel, Cris Collinsworth.

Westwood One Radio: Dick Enberg, Dennis Green.

SIRIUS: 124 (Westwood), 123 (Den.), 126 (Hou.).


NOTES

BRONCOS: QB JAY CUTLER had career-high 4 TD passes & 141 passer rating last week. For career, club is 4-0 when Cutler has 100+ passer rating. Cutler has TD pass in 15 of 18 career starts…In 5 career meetings vs. Hou, RB TRAVIS HENRY averages 88.8 rush yards-per-game (444 yards, 94 att.) with 4 TDs. Rookie RB SELVIN YOUNG posted career-high 156 yards (9.2 avg.) on 17 carries last week. Young attended Univ. of Texas (2003-05)…WR BRANDON MARSHALL had career-high 10 rec. & 2 TDs last week & posted 2nd 100-yard game of season (115). WR BRANDON STOKLEY’s teams are 7-0 vs. Hou. & he has 5 TDs in those games (most vs. any opponent)…Defense posted season-best 5 sacks last week…CBs CHAMP BAILEY (42) & DRE’ BLY (37) rank 1st & 2nd among active CBs for most INTs since 1999. DE ELVIS DUMERVIL tied career-high with 3 sacks last week & ranks 3rd in AFC with 11 sacks…


TEXANS: GARY KUBIAK spent 11 seasons as Broncos offensive coordinator (1995-05)…QB SAGE ROSENFELS is 2-0 as starter in ’07 & has completed 38 of 55 passes (69.1 pct.) for 390 yards with 4 TDs vs. INT & 105.9 passer rating…RB RON DAYNE spent ’05 with Broncos. Texans are 4-1 (.800), when Dayne has 20+ carries. Rookie RB DARIUS WALKER made debut last week & posted 81 total yards (46 rush yards, 35 receiving)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 114.6 receiving yards-per-game at home in ’07…TE OWEN DANIELS ranks 2nd on team in receptions (57) & yards (686), both franchise-highs for TE…Rookie DT AMOBI OKOYE (No. 10) leads NFL rookies with 5.5 sacks. DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 5.5 sacks in past 4 & aims for 5th consecutive game with 1 or more sacks…WR-KR ANDRÉ DAVIS registered 2nd career KR-TD on 97-yard return last week…K KRIS BROWN has converted all 5 50+ yard FG attempts in ’07.

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