Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky
Houston survived some ugly play early to pull out a 31-10 win at Ralph Wilson Stadium that got it to 5-3 for the first time in franchise history and will get it more involved in the chatter about the AFC playoff field.
Gary Kubiak got good results from benching fumble-prone Steve Slaton and turning to Ryan Moats, who ran for three touchdowns. The Texans had some special-teams' issues, lost super-productive tight end Owen Daniels to a knee injury and had a pass bounce off Andre Johnson for one of Matt Schaub’s two interceptions.
But good teams need to be able to go on the road, have things go wrong, endure them, recover from them and win.
The Texans did that Sunday. Credit the defense, too, for allowing only two plays over 20 yards and just 10 points.
Next up, a chance to measure themselves against the class of the AFC South and probably the AFC: a trip to Indianapolis.