Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wrap-up: Texans 30, Redskins 27 (OT)
By Paul Kuharsky
What it Means: The Texans are 2-0 for just the second time and sit alone atop the AFC South standings after an impressive comeback that saw them score the final 20 points in an overtime win at Washington. It turned out a fantastic follow-up to last week’s rout of Indianapolis.
Tomorrow's Talker: Last week it was the run, this week it was very much the pass. Matt Schaub hit on 38 of 52 passes for a franchise record 497 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. He aimed a lot at his two starting wide receivers, and Andre Johnson's career-high 12 catches produced 158 yards and a TD while Kevin Walter's 11 catches were good for 144 yards and a score. Texans faithful have to feel good that their team can win leaning heavily on the run or the pass.
Hindsight: I thought Gary Kubiak should have had Neil Rackers try a 51-yarder in overtime when he elected to take a delay and punt. But things went just fine from there. A timeout washed away Graham Gano's 52-yard field goal and he missed the follow up. Houston then drove 41 yards to a much easier 35-yard game-winner for Rackers.
What’s next: The Texans host Dallas in another gigantic game for the team’s psyche, not to mention its status in Texas.