By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 27, 2011) The Houston Texans will travel to the west coast on Saturday to take on the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in the third preseason game of the 2011 season for both teams.
Game time is set for 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00pm PT).
Houston is coming off a 27-14 win over the New Orleans Saints this past Saturday evening at Reliant Stadium
The Texans and 2-0 in preseason while the 49ers are 1-1. .
This will be the last game before both teams must cut their roster to 75 players on Aug. 30.
Let's see what a win over the 49ers would mean for the Texans.
- A Texans win would improve the team’s preseason record to 3-0, matching the most-ever wins by the Texans in the preseason (2006, 3-1).
- A Texans win would possibly give the Texans two sacks to tie the franchise preseason record of 13.0, set in the club’s inaugural season of 2002. Houston is tied with Buffalo for the NFL lead this preseason with 11.0 sacks in two games.
- A Texans win would give Houston its first win at Candlestick Park. The Texans have only visited Candlestick Park once, losing 20-17 in overtime against the 49ers on Jan. 1, 2006, closing out the 2005 season. Saturday will mark the first preseason meeting between the two teams.
It was game seven of the 2009 season and Houston came a way with a 24-21 win over San Francisco in front of 70,820 fans.
Let's see if the Texans can make it 3-0 in preseason games.