Johnson now career scoring leader for Texans

December, 1, 2008
12/01/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

HOUSTON -- Andre Johnson's first quarter touchdown made him the Houston Texans all-time leading scorer for a non-kicker.

With his touchdown, Johnson passed running back Domanick Williams (known as Domanick Davis for most of his career) for first place in franchise history. The 31-yard score broke a tie between Johnson and Williams, who had 28 career touchdowns and 168 points.

Johnson, an unassuming guy who's a great combination of size and speed, has suffered with his team's inconsistency at quarterback this season. This is the fifth game Matt Schaub has missed.

The team has talked some about how they hope Schaub-to-Johnson could someday be something like Peyton Manning-to-Marvin Harrison. They've got a long way to go to get there, but it's a nice aspiration.

The conversation about Johnson on the ESPN broadcast has been about how he's not a diva like some of the league's best-known receivers.

Houston has no interest in him developing into one of those, and he won't.

He's got a month's worth of games with Schaub, who is due to be back in the lineup next week at Green Bay, to resume building the connection the team hopes can take off for a full season next year.

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