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The Green & White Travel to Houston to Face the Texans on Nov. 28

Houston Texans running back David Johnson (31) runs for a first down before being tackled by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Vonn Bell (24) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

The Week 12 matchup between the Jets and the Texans, at NRG Stadium, will be the first game between the teams since Houston came north and defeated the Jets, 29-22, on a pair of Deshaun Watson TD passes in December 2018. After two straight winning seasons and playoff berths in 2018 (11-5) and 2019 (10-6), the Texans slumped to 4-12 last season, finishing the season under interim coach Romeo Crennel. New Head Coach David Culley who comes on the scene facing an uncertain situation at quarterback after Watson requested a trade. Now the team's marquee QB is dealing with a raft of sexual misconduct allegations that have added to the team's turmoil. Of note: The Texans have signed two of former Jets players, linebackers Neville Hewitt and Jordan Jenkins.

Here's a preliminary look at the Week 12 matchup.

Houston Texans

Owner: Janice McNair
General Manager: Nick Caserio
Coach: David Culley (0-0)

Players to Know

-QB Deshaun Watson
-RB David Johnson
-WR Brandin Cooks
-OL Laremy Tunsil
-LB Zach Cunningham
-S Justin Reid


Key additions: QB Tyrod Taylor, T Marcus Cannon, LB Christian Kirksey, QB Jeff Driskel, LB Neville Hewitt, KB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DB Desmond King, LB Jordan Jenkins, WR Andre Roberts, S Terrence Brooks, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

Key losses: QB A.J. McCarron, WR Will Fuller, TE Darren Fells, OG Zach Fulton, C Nick Martin, DE J.J. Watt, LB Benardrick McKinney, P Bryan Anger

Draft Class: QB Davis Mills (Rd 3), WR Nico Collins (Rd 3), TE Brevin Jordan (Rd 5), DT Ryan Lopez (Rd 6)

Matchup Information

2020 Season record: 4-12 (3rd in AFC South)
Series record: Jets lead series, 5-3
Last matchup at MetLife Stadium: Dec. 15, 2018; Texans 29, Jets 22
Last victory vs. Houston (at MetLife Stadium): Nov. 21, 2010; Jets 30, Texans 27

Historical Nugget

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