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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Observation Deck: Houston Texans

By Paul Kuharsky

A week after a disastrous preseason opener that created great doubt, the Houston Texans rebounded with a well-rounded effort in a 32-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Houston.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was horrific in the Texans' 32-0 loss at Arizona on Aug. 9, but he and plenty of his teammates bounced back in a big way even as defensive lineman J.J. Watt, linebacker Brian Cushing, running back Arian Foster, receiver Andre Johnson, left tackle Duane Brown and center Chris Myers got the night off.

Here are some other thoughts on the Texans' second preseason game of the year: