Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) scores a third quarter touchdown against Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard (31) at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Two weeks and two comeback wins for the Houston Texans as they rallied from a not so great day for a 27-24 win, Sunday, in their home opener against AFC South foe Tennessee Titans.
It took a third down, 3-yard pass from Matt Schaub to DeAndre Hopkins for the Texans to move to 2-0 overall, as Hopkins took over the overtime period.
The Texans trailed 24-16 late in the fourth quarter, until an eight-play, 87-yard drive that was capped off by a 1-yard Arian Foster touchdown run, flowed with a converted PAT by Bullock for the 24-24 score.
In the first quarter each team scored a touchdown with Garrett Graham scoring on a 1-yard pass by Matt Schaub, but Tennessee was first to score with a 6-yard reception for a TD by Kendall Wright off a pass by Jake Locker.
The Texans outscored the Titans, 3-0 as the Titans had a 47-yard field goal from Rob Bironas.
In the third, Owen Daniels caught a 12-yard pass from Schaub for a touchdown for the only points in the third.
Then in the fourth, besides the game-tying TD by Foster, the Texans earned a safety with Joe Mays tackling Chris Johnson in the end zone.
The Titans answered with consecutive touchdowns, first with Delanie Walker scoring on a 10-yard pass from Locker and Verner intercepting Schaub for 23 yards for a touchdown.
Houston was very lucky to leave their home opener with a win, as they tried to give the game away on numerous occasions. The Titans played a much better game than expected and gave the Texans all they could handle for not only four quarters, but in overtime as well.
The feeling I have is the Texans have a lot to work on following this second game of the season, but for the second straight week they did what they needed to do to get the win, and in the NFL that’s all that really matters.
Missed field goals by Bullock just can’t happen at the consistency they did from this game. Bullock missed his first three attempts in the game, including the potential game-winner as time expired in regulation, hitting the right cross bar.
Check back to Toro Times for much more on the Texans’ win in overtime against the Titans.