Houston 23, N.Y. Jets 17

Date - 8:30 PM EST, Monday, October 8, 2012
Location - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Temperature - 52°
Head Official - Scott Green
Attendance - 79088

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 7 10 6 0 23
N.Y. Jets 7 0 7 3 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 0-0 0-0 0-0 W5
N.Y. Jets 0-0 0-0 0-0 L2


Texans 23, Jets 17:
Arian Foster rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Matt Schaub won his ninth straight start as undefeated Houston held off host New York and its struggling offense.

Foster had 100 yards on nine carries in the first half, including a 13-yard score early in the second quarter to give the Texans (5-0) the lead for good at 14-7. Schaub was 14-of-28 for 209 yards with a touchdown and an interception as Houston won its first game against the Jets in six tries.

Joe McKnight had a 100-yard kickoff return for New York (2-3), which mustered only 69 yards rushing. Quarterback Mark Sanchez was 14-of-31 - his fourth straight game with a completion percentage below 50 percent - for 230 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Houston led 20-7 in the third quarter after Shayne Graham's second of three field goals before McKnight returned the ensuing kickoff to the end zone. After the teams traded field goals, the Jets moved to the Texans' 35, where J.J. Watt sacked Sanchez on third-and-10 with 7:04 remaining.

New York got the ball back with 3:28 left, but Sanchez was intercepted by Kareem Jackson on a deflected pass at the Jets' 46 with 1:51 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Texans LB Brian Cushing, a second-team All-Pro in 2011, left in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return. ... Watt leads the NFL with 8.5 sacks and had three of the Texans' nine pass deflections. ... The Jets were successful on a fake punt on fourth-and-1 from their own 24 on the first play of the second quarter when Tim Tebow ran 3 yards, but failed on an onside kick after McKnight's big return in the third period.

Top Game Performances

Houston   N.Y. Jets
Arian Foster Player Shonn Greene
29 Attempts 8
152 Yards 26
5.2 Avg Yards 3.2
1 Touchdowns 0
46 Long 12
Houston   N.Y. Jets
Owen Daniels Player Jeremy Kerley
4 Receptions 5
79 Yards 94
19.8 Avg Yards 18.8
1 Touchdowns 0
34 Long 36

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 378 169 209 2 3 2 3.0 1
N.Y. Jets 286 69 217 2 1 1 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game at home against Indianapolis . The Jets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Green Bay. The Texans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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