Houston 30, Cleveland 12

Sunday, November 6, 2011 12:03 PM
WHEN: 1:03 PM EST, Sunday, November 6, 2011
WHERE: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
HEAD OFFICIAL: Alberto Riveron

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 3 0 3 6 12
Houston 14 10 3 3 30

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 3-5 2-2 1-3 L2
Houston 6-3 4-1 2-2 W3


Arian Foster and Ben Tate each ran for over 100 yards and scored a touchdown as the Houston Texans dominated the line of scrimmage and ripped off their third straight win 30-12 over the visiting Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Matt Schaub completed 14 of 23 passes for 119 yards and added a rushing touchdown for the Texans (6-3), who were without All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson for the fifth straight game due to a lingering hamstring issue.

The best thing about Cleveland is its pass defense, so Houston focused its offense on the ground. Tate broke loose for a 27-yard score in the first quarter, and Schaub and Foster each found the end zone before the half.

The Texans piled up 261 yards rushing on 40 carries while holding Cleveland (3-5) to just 44 yards on the ground.

Browns kicker Phil Dawson connected twice from 50-plus yards and Colt McCoy threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Josh Cribbs late in the fourth quarter.

Cleveland receiver Mohamed Massaquoi left the game at the end of the third quarter with a head injury. The Browns were once again without running back Peyton Hillis, who suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury on Friday.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Houston
Chris Ogbonnaya Player Arian Foster
13 Attempts 19
28 Yards 124
2.2 Avg Yards 6.5
0 Touchdowns 1
10 Long 27
Cleveland   Houston
Josh Cribbs Player Owen Daniels
5 Receptions 3
50 Yards 32
10.0 Avg Yards 10.7
1 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 12

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 172 44 128 1 2 1 0.0 0
Houston 380 261 119 3 3 1 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Texans have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Browns have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .375 after a loss.