Game facts: Texans at Raiders

Grudge match?:  The Texans passed on QB Derek Carr twice in the 2014 NFL Draft, taking DE Jadaveon Clowney 1st overall and G Xavier Su'a-Filo 33rd before Carr went 36th to the Raiders

Improved defense:  In their last three games, the Raiders have allowed 20.0 PPG and 304.3 YPG. In their first six games, they allowed 27.2 PPG and 444.8 YPG,

Too many penalties::  The Raiders have committed 94 penalties this season (most in NFL). 

Pocket protected:  The Raiders have allowed fewer sacks (11) and QB hits (19) than any team this season. 

Mack is back:  Pass rusher Khalil Mack has 6.0 sacks in his last four games. He had 1.0 sack in his first five games this season. 

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