- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

HOUSTON (1-2) at ATLANTA (3-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Falcons by 5

RECORD VS SPREAD - Texans 1-2, Falcons 3-0

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 2-1

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Falcons 17-10, Dec. 4, 2011

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Buccaneers 19-9; Falcons beat Cowboys 39-28

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 21, Falcons No. 6

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (13), PASS (13)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (T12), RUSH (19), PASS (12)

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (14), PASS (2)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (15), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans beat Falcons 32-7 in preseason game at Houston in 2014. … RB Alfred Blue had 139 yards rushing with TD last week against Tampa Bay. He has 467 yards rushing in six career starts. … DE J.J. Watt has 14 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, four pass deflections and a TD catch in last eight games. … RB Arian Foster could return from groin injury. … QB Ryan Mallett improved to 2-2 as starter by passing for 228 yards, one TD in win over Buccaneers. … K Randy Bullock released by Texans after missing extra point and FG last week. K Nick Novak was signed on Tuesday. … Falcons are first NFL team to be 3-0 when trailing in fourth quarter of each game. … WR Julio Jones’ 34 catches are most in NFL history through three games. Jones also leads NFL with 440 yards receiving. … WR Roddy White has no catches in last two games. … Rookie DE Vic Beasley Jr. has sacks in last two games. … Fantasy Tip: Following his huge production - 141 yards rushing with three TDs, 52 yards receiving - against Cowboys, Falcons RB Devonta Freeman could be fantasy starter, especially with Tevin Coleman still recovering from rib injury.

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