Redskins-Texans Capsule

 

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (3-13) at HOUSTON (2-14)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE — Texans by 2½

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Washington 5-11; Houston 3-13

SERIES RECORD — Redskins lead 2-1

LAST MEETING — Texans beat Redskins 30-27, Sept. 19, 2010

AP PRO32 RANKING — Redskins No. 22, Texans No. 27

REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (5), PASS (16)

REDSKINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (17), PASS (20)

TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (20), PASS (15)

TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First time since 2000 that both coaches (Bill O'Brien, Jay Gruden) will make NFL coaching debuts in opener. ... Gruden trying to become first Redskins coach to win debut on road since Jack Pardee at New England in 1978. ... S Brandon Meriweather will begin serving two-game suspension for helmet-to-helmet hit on Torrey Smith in preseason game against Baltimore. ... Redskins have lost eight straight in regular season, their longest streak since dropping 17 straight between 1960 and '61 seasons. ... QB Robert Griffin III can become fourth player to throw for 3,000 yards in first three seasons, joining Peyton Manning, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton. ... Texans posted first overtime win in franchise history against Washington in Week 2 in 2010. ... Houston has won four straight season openers. ... WR Andre Johnson ranks 14th in NFL in career receptions (927) and 17th in yards receiving (12,661). Johnson needs 16 yards to move past Art Monk and into 16th place. ... RB Arian Foster will take first snaps since hurting his back in Nov. 3, 2013, against Indianapolis. ... Texans ranked last in turnover ratio in 2013 (minus-20). ... QB Ryan Fitzpatrick needs 210 yards passing to reach 17,000 for career. ... C Chris Myers set to make 113th consecutive start, longest active streak among offensive linemen. ... Texans are looking for first regular-season win in 357 days. They lost 14 in a row last year after beating Tennessee 30-24 in Week 2.

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

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