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Rams-Texans Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-10 11:11

ST. LOUIS (2-3) at HOUSTON (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Texans by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 1-4, Houston 0-5

SERIES RECORD - Series tied 1-1

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Rams 16-13, Dec. 20, 2009

LAST WEEK - Rams beat Jaguars 34-20; Texans lost to 49ers 34-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 25, Texans No. 19

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (29), PASS (16)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (29), PASS (17)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (8), PASS (13)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (28), PASS (1)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Only other meeting between these teams in Houston was 33-27 St. Louis win in 2005. ... St. Louis rookie Zac Stacy had career-high 78 yards rushing in first NFL start last week. ... TE Jared Cook leads team with 266 yards receiving. ... WR Tavon Austin's 23 catches are most for rookie this season. ... DE Robert Quinn is tied for NFC lead with five sacks and has six sacks in last six games dating back to last season. ... DE Chris Long has 11 1/2 sacks in his past 12 games against AFC. ... S Matt Giordano scored second career touchdown on interception return of 82 yards last week. ... Houston QB Matt Schaub has had interception returned for touchdown in four straight games. ... Schaub has nine interceptions in five games this season after throwing 12 last year. ... TE Owen Daniels broke right leg and will miss next eight weeks. ... RB Arian Foster is 89 yards shy of reaching 5,000 career yards rushing and is second in AFC with 390 yards rushing in 2013. ... Foster has had five 100-yard rushing games in his last eight against NFC and Houston is 17-7 when he has 100 or more yards rushing. ... S Ed Reed's 61 career interceptions are most among active players and he has two interceptions in three games against St. Louis. ... DE J.J. Watt has eight sacks in 10 games against NFC and has 3 1/2 sacks this season. ... LB Whitney Mercilus has 3 1/2 sacks in last two games and leads team with 4 1/2.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

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