- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

WASHINGTON (3-13) at HOUSTON (2-14)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Texans by 2½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 5-11; Houston 3-13

SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 2-1

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Redskins 30-27, Sept. 19, 2010

AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 22, Texans No. 27

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (5), PASS (16)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (17), PASS (20)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (20), PASS (15)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First time since 2000 that both coaches (Bill O’Brien, Jay Gruden) will make NFL coaching debuts in opener. … Gruden trying to become first Redskins coach to win debut on road since Jack Pardee at New England in 1978. … S Brandon Meriweather will begin serving two-game suspension for helmet-to-helmet hit on Torrey Smith in preseason game against Baltimore. … Redskins have lost eight straight in regular season, their longest streak since dropping 17 straight between 1960 and ‘61 seasons. … QB Robert Griffin III can become fourth player to throw for 3,000 yards in first three seasons, joining Peyton Manning, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton. … Texans posted first overtime win in franchise history against Washington in Week 2 in 2010. … Houston has won four straight season openers. … WR Andre Johnson ranks 14th in NFL in career receptions (927) and 17th in yards receiving (12,661). Johnson needs 16 yards to move past Art Monk and into 16th place. … RB Arian Foster will take first snaps since hurting his back in Nov. 3, 2013, against Indianapolis. … Texans ranked last in turnover ratio in 2013 (minus-20). … QB Ryan Fitzpatrick needs 210 yards passing to reach 17,000 for career. … C Chris Myers set to make 113th consecutive start, longest active streak among offensive linemen. … Texans are looking for first regular-season win in 357 days. They lost 14 in a row last year after beating Tennessee 30-24 in Week 2.

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