Texans Win, Depite Defensive Letdown

Texans Win, Depite Defensive Letdown

It was difficult enough for the Texans to watch their own scoreboard Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

They drove 84 yards on their first possession, scoring on a nine-yard pass from Matt Schaub to Keshawn Martin, for a 7-0 lead.

But from the time Jacksonville tied late in the first quarter, there was nothing for the Texans or the crowd of 71,676 to enjoy for the next three quarters on that scoreboard. It even malfunctioned at one point.

The Texans would not lead again until overtime, when the AFC’s best team finally managed to regain the lead against the AFC’s worst team, 37-34. But they promptly allowed the Jaguars to drive for a field goal that tied the game, 37-37.

The Texans (9-1) did manage to avoid a humbling loss. You could, however, call it a humbling victory, 43-37, over the Jaguars (1-9) on a 48-yard pass from Schaub to Andre Johnson with 2:01 remaining in overtime.

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