The Jets were up 23-7 and were ready to glide their way in for the win. Momentum shifted quickly after the Texans forced a fumble by Shonn Greene.
On the very next play, Matt Schaub connected with tight end Joel Dreessen for an explosive 43 yard touchdown.
After a defensive stop, the Texans had to settle for a more conventional drive. Highlighted by Matt Schaub’s ability to throw all over the field, the drive was capped off by a reaching 1 yard touchdown run by Arian Foster. Following the extra point, the Texans went up 24-23.
On the ensuing drive for the Jets, quarterback Mark Sanchez was pressured after he dropped back to pass, forcing him to throw an interception to Texans linebacker Kevin Bentley. The Texans ran the clock down, ridding the Jets of their timeouts, and got a Niel Rackers field goal with 57 seconds left in regulation.
On the next drive, the Jets started off slow, having no timeouts to back them up. Following a spiked ball near midfield, Mark Sanchez threw a ball deep along the right sideline and completed a pass to Braylon Edwards down to the 6 yard line. With just 16 seconds left, Mark Sanchez threw a fade pass into the back of the endzone for a Santonio Holmes toachdown, right over infamous cornerback Glover Quin. The Jets went up 30-27 with just 10 seconds left in the game.
On the final play of the game, Schaub threw up a Hail Mary that fell well short of the endzone and would have had no impact even if caught because the clock his all zeros. The Jets had won 30-27.
The Texans blew yet another game courtesy of their defense, especially Glover Quin. For the second week in a row, Quin is the highlight of the Texans miserable defensive failures.