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Sunday, September 20, 2009
TD drive gives Texans boost they've been missing

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I don’t want to overstate, but I felt like that scoring drive the Texans just pulled off was the sort they could look back at later this season.

Fourteen plays, 77 yards, 6:18 off the clock.

They got runs from Steve Slaton, catches from Owen Daniels and David Anderson. They overcame a drop by Andre Johnson. They drew a couple of penalties.

And they got the sort of touchdown catch they need from Johnson, who outran Nick Harper, on a 19-yard fade, stopped the ball with his right hand, caught up to it and gracefully got both feet down for a score that knotted it at 7-7. Those were their first offensive points of the season.

A struggling team questioning its confidence got a nice boost there.