Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers Postgame Notes (8/14)

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/15/2016, 10:31 a.m.
The following Texans players were captains for the game: P Shane Lechler, QB Brock Osweiler and NT Vince Wilfork
Brock Osweiler is officially Houston Texans new QB

TEXANS TEAM NOTES

PRE-GAME NOTES

· The following Texans players were captains for the game: P Shane Lechler, QB Brock Osweiler and NT Vince Wilfork

· Houston won the toss and deferred. San Francisco elected to receive to start the game

· The following 13 Texans players did not play in the game: WR Cecil Shorts III, CB A.J. Bouye, RB Alfred Blue, S Lonnie Ballentine, ILB Brian Cushing, OLB Brennan Scarlett, C Dalton Freeman, C Nick Martin, T Derek Newton, T Duane Brown, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, DE Jeoffrey Pagan and DE J.J. Watt

SCORING PLAYS

· 1st Quarter – OLB John Simon recovered a fumble in the first quarter and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown to give the Texans a 7-0 lead. DT Christian Covington forced the fumble on 49ers RB Carlos Hyde

· 3rd Quarter – K Ka’imi Fairbairn made a 45-yard field goal to cut the Texans’ deficit to 13-10. The field goal capped a 9-play, 41-yard drive by Houston

· 3rd Quarter – TE Stephen Anderson caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Savage in the third quarter to give the Texans a 17-13 lead

· 4th Quarter – RB Akeem Hunt caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Savage in the fourth quarter to give Houston a 24-13 lead. The touchdown finished the team’s longest drive of the day: 10 plays for 83 yards

GAME NOTES

· Did not commit any turnovers and posted a plus-two turnover margin for the game

· Held San Francisco to 6-of-18 (33%) on third down

· Recorded 32:52 time of possession, compared to 27:08 for the 49ers

· Converted 2-of-2 red zone opportunities for touchdowns

1ST HALF NOTES

· Forced a three-and-out on San Francisco’s first offensive possession of the game

· Held the 49ers to 2-of-6 (33%) on third down in the first quarter

· Limited the 49ers to only three points in the second quarter

2ND HALF NOTES

· Did not allow any points in the second half

· Forced three-and-outs on each of San Francisco’s first three offensive possession of the second half

· Registered a team-long 10-play, 83-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, capped by a 9-yard touchdown pass from Savage to Hunt

TEXANS INDIVIDUAL NOTES

TE STEPHEN ANDERSON

· Caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Savage in the third quarter to give the Texans a 17-13 lead

S ANTONIO ALLEN

· Tied for second on the team with four tackles (two solo) and posted one quarterback hit and a pass defensed

DT CHRISTIAN COVINGTON

· Forced a fumble on 49ers RB Carlos Hyde in the first quarter, which was recovered by OLB John Simon for a 41-yard return for a touchdown

· Added three tackles (two solo) in the game

S KURTIS DRUMMOND

· Recovered a fumble in the second quarter from 49ers RB DuJuan Harris on the Houston 2-yard line

· Also added two solo tackles

RB TYLER ERVIN

· Notched a 28-yard kickoff return in the first quarter, his first as a member of the Texans