The Associated Press
Dec. 03, 2015
HOUSTON (6-5) at BUFFALO (5-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Bills by 6-1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Texans 6-5, Bills 4-5-2
SERIES RECORD — Texans lead 4-3
LAST MEETING — Texans beat Bills 23-17, Sept. 28, 2014
LAST WEEK — Texans beat Saints 24-6; Bills lost to Chiefs 30-22
AP PRO32 RANKING — Texans No. 12, Bills No. 16
TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (19), PASS (T12).
TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (16), PASS (3).
BILLS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (5), PASS (28).
BILLS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (14), PASS (T22).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Texans have won past three meetings, including last year when DE J.J. Watt intercepted EJ Manuel's pass and returned it 80 yards for touchdown to put Houston ahead for good on Buffalo's second-half opening drive. ... Texans have won four straight, best streak since winning six in row from Oct. 21-Nov. 22, 2012. ... After allowing 199 points through first seven games, defense has allowed 35 in past four. ... Since allowing season-high five TDs in 44-26 loss to Miami on Oct. 25, defense has given up two TDs in past four. ... With 1,081 yards receiving, WR DeAndre Hopkins is 129 short of matching career high set last season. Needs 418 to establish franchise single-season record set by Andre Johnson in 2012. ... Watt needs 1 1/2 sacks to reach 15 for third time in five seasons. ... CB Johnathan Joseph has 12 interceptions, one short of matching Dunta Robinson's career franchise record. ... Hopkins and Buffalo's Sammy Watkins were formidable receiving tandem during 2011 and '12 seasons at Clemson. ... Bills RB LeSean McCoy plays 100th career game, and has topped 100 yards from scrimmage in past five. ... QB Tyrod Taylor has six TDs passing and one rushing with no interceptions and one lost fumble in past five starts. ... Bills are 0-6 in games QB has 30 or more pass attempts. ... Watkins had six catches for 158 yards — 10 short of matching single-game high — and two TDs in first half against Kansas City, but held to no catches on one target in second half. ... Bills' 16 sacks are 30 off last season's total through 11 games. And they're 1-4 in games in which they have fewer than two sacks. ... Fantasy Tip: Hopkins is solid start after Bills' inability to generate pass rush against Kansas City led to WR Jeremy Maclin catching nine passes for 160 yards and touchdown.
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