Texans return from Mexico, face another AFC West team
SAN DIEGO (4-6) at HOUSTON (6-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Houston by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD – San Diego 6-4-0, Houston 5-4-1
SERIES RECORD – Chargers lead 4-1
LAST MEETING – Texans beat Chargers 31-28, Sept. 9, 2013
LAST WEEK – Chargers had bye, lost to Dolphins 31-24 on Nov. 13; Texans lost to Raiders 27-20
AP PRO32 RANKING – Chargers No. 23, Texans No. 13 (tie)
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (18), PASS (5).
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (5), PASS (28).
TEXANS OFFENSE – OVERALL (28), RUSH (4), PASS (30).
TEXANS DEFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (21), PASS (4).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – San Diego QB Philip Rivers has 11 TDs and two INTs in past three games against Houston. … RB Melvin Gordon has 377 yards rushing and touchdown in last three games. Is tied for third in NFL with 11 touchdowns. … WR Tyrell Williams has 10 catches for 25 yards or more, which ranks fourth in NFL. … TE Antonio Gates looks for fourth straight game with TD catch. His 109 career TD catches rank second by tight end in NFL history… Rookie TE Hunter Henry has four receiving TDs, tied for third among rookies. … LB Melvin Ingram has three sacks in past four games. … LB Korey Toomer had 11 tackles, including three for losses in San Diego's last game. … CB Casey Hayward is tied for NFL lead with five INTs. … DE Joey Bosa is third among rookies with four sacks. … Houston QB Brock Osweiler is 5-0 at home this season, 2-0 against San Diego in career, both wins with Denver. … RB Lamar Miller's 824 yards rushing rank fifth in NFL. … WR DeAndre Hopkins has three TD receptions in last four against AFC West. … Rookie WR Braxton Miller had first career TD reception Monday in Mexico City vs. Raiders. … TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has TD reception in three straight games. … DE Jadeveon Clowney had two tackles for losses against Oakland. He ranks second in NFL with 12 tackles for losses. … CB A.J. Bouye leads Texans with 10 passes defended. … LB Benardrick McKinney leads Texans and is third in AFC with 89 tackles. … LB Brian Cushing had INT return for TD in last meeting with Chargers. … LB Whitney Mercilus had sack and tackle for loss in last game against San Diego. … Fantasy Tip: Houston WR Will Fuller could be good pickup with Texans returning home. Rookie has had most of his success in Houston, where he has 315 of his 389 yards receiving and both of his TDs.
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