San Diego Chargers at Houston Texans

The San Diego Chargers will travel to Reliant Stadium to open the 2004 season against the Houston Texans.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS

SERIES

 

CHARGERS

TEXANS

LEADER

1-0

 

STREAKS

1-0

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schottenheimer: 1-0

Capers: 1-1

PRESEASON REC.

2-2

1-3

LAST GAME

9/15/02: Texans 3 at Chargers 24.  San Diego's defense allows just 118 total yards & 7 1st downs while recording 9 sacks & 2 INTs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

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BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT)

STARTERS '03 STATS

PASSING

Brees: 205-356-2,108-11-15-67.5

Carr: 167-295-2,013-9-13-69.5

RUSHING

Tomlinson: 313-1,645 (2C)-5.3-13

D. Davis: 238-1,031-4.3-8

RECEIVING

Tomlinson (RB): 100 (1C)-725-7.3-4

Johnson: 66-976-14.8-4

OFFENSE

322.9

269.1

TAKE/GIVE

-11

-5

DEFENSE

349.6

380.1

SACKS

Scott: 6.5

Sharper: 4.0

INTs

Jammer: 4

Coleman: 7 (T1C)

PUNTING

Scifres (Pre): 39.7

Stanley: 41.5

KICKING

Kaeding (R) (Pre): 24 (9/9 PAT; 3/4 FG)

K. Brown: 81 (27/27 PAT; 18/22 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 1st time in Houston

CHARGERS: Won only meeting b/w teams. Head coach Marty Schottenheimer has 170 career wins & needs 1 to pass Paul Brown for sole possession of 8th place. Club is 25-19 (.568) on opening day……QB Drew Brees was born in Austin, TX & defeated Texans in only career start vs. Houston. Has 59.4 comp. pct. (540 of 909), best in SD history (min. 500 passes)……RB LaDainian Tomlinson is only player in NFL history to post 100 catches & 1,000 rush yards in same season. Led AFC in receptions. Hails from Rosebud, TX. Led NFL with 2,370 scrimmage yards in 2003 (1,645 rush, 725 rec), 2nd-most in NFL history. RB Lorenzo Neal has blocked for 7 1,000-yard rushers in row……TE Antonio Gates averaged 16.2 yards per catch (24 catches, 389 yards) last year……Defense held Texans QB Carr to 8.2 passer rating (6 of 25, 87 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs) & posted 9 sacks in only meeting. SD held Houston to 3 points, 118 yards & 7 1st downs. CB Quentin Jammer led team in INTs (4) & passes defensed (13). Played at Texas (1997-2001) & at Angleton (TX) High……

TEXANS: Have never lost opener (2-0) & can become 1st NFL expansion team to win 1st 3 openers…...QB David Carr has passed for 411 yards & 3 TDs vs. 1 INT in 2 career kickoff-weekend starts……RB Domanick Davis led NFL rookies with 1,031 rushing yards. Set 16 team rushing records in 2003……As Texan, WR Corey Bradford has 10 TDs, averaging 48.1 yards per TD catch. WR Andre Johnson led AFC rookies in receptions (66) & yards (976). Set 9 team records in 2003……LB Jamie Sharper led NFL with 195 tackles & had team-best 4.0 sacks & 3 forced fumbles. Aims for 6th consecutive 100-tackle season. DE Robaire Smith makes Texans debut. Spent 2000-03 with Titans & helped club lead league in rush defense last year (80.9 yards/game). CB Marcus Coleman had 2 4th-quarter INTs in last year's opener (at Mia). Led club & tied for AFC lead with 7 INTs. First-round pick CB Dunta Robinson (No. 10) makes NFL debut."

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