WEEK 16 // SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // NRG STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Texans lead all-time series, 6-4

STREAKS: Texans have won past 3

LAST GAME: 9/14/17: Texans 13 at Bengals 9

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/24/16: Texans 12, Bengals 10

BENGALS NOTES:

QB RYAN FINLEY passed for 89 yards with TD vs. 0 INTs for career-high 101.1 rating & rushed for 47 yards & TD in 1stcareer win as starter last week. • RB GIOVANI BERNARD had season-high 97 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 14 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week, his 2nd game with 2 TDs this season. Has 65+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Hou. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with rush TD. Has 633 scrimmage yards this season (275 rec., 261 rush) & is 1 of 2 RBs (FRANK GORE) with 400+ scrimmage yards in each of past 8 seasons. • WR TYLER BOYD aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC South with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 70+ rec. yards. WR A.J. GREEN aims for 3rd in row with 40 rec. yards. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Hou. with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Had 12 catches for 121 yards in his last game at Hou (11/23/14). Aims for his 4th in row on road vs. AFC South with 90+ rec. yards. Rookie WR TEE HIGGINS aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC South with 75+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 61 catches & 809 rec. yards. • S JESSIE BATES had 5 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with INT. S VONN BELL had 7 tackles, TFL & FF in Week 15. Aims for 6th in row with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with PD. CB MACKENSIE ALEXANDER had 6 tackles, 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week. LB JOSH BYNES had season-high 9 tackles & had FR last week. DE CARL LAWSON had sack & FF in Week 15.

TEXANS NOTES:

QB DESHAUN WATSON set season highs in completions (33), comp. pct. (80.5) & pass yards (373) & had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.8 rating last week, his 10th game with 100+ rating this season, tied 2nd-most in NFL. Passed for 125 yards & rushed for 67 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 300+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 4 of past 5 at home. • RB DAVID JOHNSON set career highs in catches (11) & rec. yards (106) last week. Had 156 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 65 rec.) in his last game vs. Cin. (10/6/19 with Az.). Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD. RB DUKE JOHNSON has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3. Had 6 catches for 54 yards in his last game vs. Cin. (12/23/18 with Cle.). • WR BRANDIN COOKS aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC North. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 60+ rec. yards. WR KEKE COUTEE had 5 catches for 53 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. WR CHAD HANSEN had 1st-career TD catch in Week 15. Aims for 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. TE JORDAN AKINS had 5 catches for 50 yards last week. • DE J.J. WATT had TFL last week. Has 7 TFL in his past 3 at home. Has TFL in 3 of 4 career games vs. Cin. DE CHARLES OMENIHU had sack in Week 15. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC North with sack. LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM had 10 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for 7th in row with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row with TFL. Leads NFL with 136 tackles. LB TYRELL ADAMS led team with 11 tackles & had TFL last week. Has 11+ tackles in 3 of past 4.