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Bills-Texans Preview Capsule

October 11, 2018

BUFFALO (2-3) at HOUSTON (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 2-3, Houston 1-4

SERIES RECORD - Series tied 4-4

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Texans 30-21, Dec. 6, 2015

LAST WEEK - Bills beat Titans 13-12; Texans beat Cowboys 19-16, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 26, Texans No. 21

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (20), PASS (32).

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (12), PASS (11).

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (10), PASS (7).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (9), PASS (18).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - ... Bills rookie Josh Allen is one of two QBs in AFC with at least two rushing touchdowns and more than 700 yards passing (748). His three rushing TDs tied for lead among QBs. ... RB LeSean McCoy has 365 yards of offense and two touchdowns in three career games against Houston. ... TE Charles Clay has had at least 500 yards receiving in each of last five seasons. ... LB Lorenzo Alexander had sack in only meeting against Texans while with Redskins. ... DE Jerry Hughes has three tackles for losses, sack and forced fumble in past two games on road. ... CB Tre’Davious White has defended four passes in past three games. ... Rookie LB Tremaine Edmunds had eight tackles and forced fumble last week. He’s fourth among rookies with 38 tackles. ... LB Matt Milano had 10 tackles and fumble recovery last week. ... Rookie CB Taron Johnson had first career interception last week. ... K Stephen Hauschka made 46-yard field goal to win game vs. Titans. ... Houston has won last two games in OT after 0-3 start. ... QB Deshaun Watson has thrown for 375 yards or more in three straight games. He’s only player in NFL history with 1,500 yards passing (1,621) and 200 yards rushing (201) through first five games. ... RB Lamar Miller is expected to return after sitting out last week with chest injury. He had 141 yards of offense in last game against Buffalo while with Miami. ... RB Alfred Blue had 73 yards receiving and 46 yards rushing last week in first start of season. ... WR Will Fuller has six TD receptions in last eight home games. ... Rookie WR Keke Coutee has 160 yards receiving in two games this season and scored first career touchdown vs. Dallas. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney has 10 tackles for losses and 6 1/2 sacks in seven career games against AFC. He has six tackles for losses in last three games and ranks second in NFL with 43 tackles for losses since 2016. ... DE J.J. Watt is tied for NFL lead with six sacks. Watt had 80-yard interception return for touchdown in last game against Bills in Houston. ... CB Kareem Jackson had interception last week to give him franchise-record 15 in career. ... Fantasy tip: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins had nine catches for 151 yards against Dallas. He leads NFL with 594 yards receiving and has six games with 150 yards receiving or more since 2014.

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