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Team Comparison: Previewing 49ers at Texans

The San Francisco 49ers look to build momentum off of their Week 13 win as they face the Houston Texans on Sunday. Week 14's contest is San Francisco's first of three consecutive matchups against AFC South opponents.

Here's a quick breakdown of what's ahead for the 49ers.

Series Highlights

Sunday marks the fourth overall meeting between the two teams and the first since the 49ers defeated the Texans, 34-3, in 2013.

San Francisco leads the series against the Texans 2-1. **

Notes from Last Week**

49ers vs. Bears

The 49ers grabbed their second win of the season over the Chicago Bears behind Robbie Gould's game-winning field goal with :04 left on the clock.

Passing Leaders: In his first start with the 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo completed 26-of-37 passes for 293 yards and an interception.

Rushing Leaders: Pierre Garçon took the bulk of the carries for 54 yards on 17 attempts.

Receiving Leaders: Marquise Goodwin set a single-game career-high with eight receptions for a game-high 99 receiving yards.

Defensive Leaders: Elvis Dumervil brought down Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for a 3-yard loss. Dumervil leads the 49ers with 5.5 sacks on the season and ranks 26th all-time with 104.5 for his career.

Special Teams Leaders: Robbie Gould tied his career-high with five made field goals (5-for-5 vs. Arizona Cardinals in Oct. 2017) including the 24-yard game-winner.

Texans vs. Titans

The Texans fell to the Tennessee Titans, 24-13, in Week 13. Houston has now dropped five of their last six games.

Passing Leaders: Tom Savage completed 31-of-49 passes for 365 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Rushing Leaders: Lamar Miller rushed for 56 yards on 15 attempts.

Receiving Leaders: DeAndre Hopkins caught 8-of-14 targets for 80 yards.

Defensive Leaders: Linebacker Benardrick McKinney led the team with seven total tackles and a sack on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Special Teams Leaders: Running back Alfred Blue forced a fumble on special teams that led to a Texans field goal.

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Final Nuggets

  • Jimmy Garoppolo is one of seven active quarterbacks to win each of his first three career starts.
  • Carlos Hyde is tied for fourth in the NFL among running backs with 52 receptions. He has reached 1,000 scrimmage yards for the second-consecutive season.
  • Marquise Goodwin is averaging 19.3 yards per reception, the highest in the NFL.
  • Trent Taylor is third among rookie wide receivers in receptions (32) and receiving yards (331).
  • Cassius Marsh had a sack and a forced fumble in his last game against the Texans (Sept. 2017 with the New England Patriots).
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