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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Further review: Davis' second-quarter drop

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky


The situation: The Texans trail just 3-0 and face and third-and-6 from their own 46-yard line with 13:34 on the clock in the second quarter.

Houston lines up three wide receivers, two to the right and Andre Davis, who started for the injured Kevin Walter, to the left. The Jets counter with five defensive backs.

Here’s what I saw unfold after the snap: Result: Failed third down, punt to the Jets who go three-and-out.

Ultimate outcome: The Davis drop illustrates the physical style the Jets brought to Reliant Stadium and the way the Texans failed to match it in an uninspired 24-7 loss to a rookie quarterback (Mark Sanchez) and rookie coach (Rex Ryan).