Friday, August 1, 2014
MNF moments, No. 38: Schaub, hero to goat
By John McTigue, ESPN Stats & Info
To celebrate the 45th season of "Monday Night Football," a panel of ESPN.com contributors has selected the 45 most memorable moments in MNF history. Follow along as we reveal one per day and count down the number of days to this season's MNF debut.
No. 38: Ravens 34, Texans 28 (OT) | Dec. 13, 2010
After David Reed returned the opening kickoff of the second half 103 yards for a touchdown, the Baltimore Ravens (8-4) held a 28-7 lead over the Houston Texans (5-7) and seemed to have the game firmly in hand.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub went just 7-of-21 passing in the first half, and Houston's defense had no answer for the Ravens' offense. All of that changed after the kick return.
The Texans finally started to put it together for the home crowd as Schaub led four straight scoring drives, culminating in a 5-yard touchdown to Andre Johnson and a 2-point conversion to Jacoby Jones to tie the contest with 21 seconds remaining.
The Texans had all the momentum after forcing a Ravens punt on the first possession of overtime, but Schaub's luck would run out. After an incomplete pass on first down, Schaub was intercepted by Josh Wilson, who returned it 12 yards for the game-winning score.