0 -- Times the the Falcons crossed midfield in the four series all their offensive starters were in the game. In four series, Atlanta's offense mustered just 59 yards and drove no further than their own 39-yard line. Atlanta was 0-4 converting third downs during those four drives, each of which ended in a
1 -- Interceptions for the Falcons in the preseason, after safety
2 -- Sacks Falcons have surrendered in the first two preseason games. Both sacks occurred tonight against the Texans, the second of which was notched by former Falcon defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, who dropped former Texans quarterback
2 -- Kicks the Falcons had blocked tonight against the Texans. In a night where the Falcons' special teams units struggled, Atlanta gave up a fourth-quarter touchdown after a blocked Matt Bosher punt and later in the quarter had a 51-yard
10 -- Minutes it takes for Houston's NRG Stadium retractable roof to fully open from a closed position. With a slight chance of rain and sweltering 90 degree temperatures outside, the roof was closed for tonight's contest.
16 -- Net yards for the Falcons' starting offense against the Texans starters. Houston pulled several of their starting defenders, including defensive ends J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, after two series. Clowney notched the first sack surrendered by the Falcons in the preseason, sprinting past guard
18 -- Penalties for the Falcons in the first two preseason games (9 in both games). Despite the predominance of Atlanta penalty flags, Falcons' opponents had even more penalties in each of the first two games, amassing 25 (10 for Miami and 15 for Houston). Yellow laundry has been flying all around the League as officials have been placing an increased emphasis on defensive holding and pass interference infractions this season.
25 -- Percent of third down conversions for the Falcons in the game (3 of 12).
57 -- Jersey number of Texans' starting inside linebacker Justin Tuggle. The second-year linebacker, who played his college ball at Kansas State and prepped at Northview High School in the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek, is the son of Falcons' legendary linebacker and Ring of Honor member Jessie Tuggle.
88.4 -- Passer rating for Matt Ryan thus far in the preseason. Ryan has completed 10 of 14 passes for 90 yards and has thrown no touchdowns or interceptions in six series of work.
103 -- Heat index at kickoff for the Falcons-Texans game. Mercifully (as AtlantaFalcons.com Managing Editor Jay Adams put it), the NRG Stadium roof was closed for the game, allowing for a comfortable 74-degree indoor climate.
116.0 -- First half passer rating for Falcons' QB
186 -- Yards surrendered by the Falcons' defense in the first half. Most of Atlanta's defensive starters played for the entire first half.
313 -- Number of days since