1st Half Review: Texans play uninspired in opening 2 quarters


Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) rushes for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

I sure didn’t see the first half going as bad as it did for the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football.

The third play of the game for the Texans saw quarterback Matt Schaub set an NFL record by passing for a interception that went for a touchdown (a pick-six) in his fourth straight game. Congrats are not in order.

Schaub has two interceptions in the game so far, as the Texans trail, 21-0 after two quarters.

Neither quarterback has done anything special in the first half, with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick going 4-for-8 for 45 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Schaub is 14-of-23 for 111 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Arian Foster has 12 carries for 47 yards and Ben Tate has two rushes for one yard for the Texans. The 49ers are led by Frank Gore with nine carries for 45 yards and one touchdown.

Gore has the longest rush of the first half for 26 yards.

Andre Johnson leads Houston in the first half with three receptions for 39 yards. Owen Daniels has three receptions for 27 yards.

The 49ers are led in the first half by Vernon Davis with two receptions for 24 yards.

This first half seems like a complete failure for the Texans. Nothing they seem to do goes their way. Even the official fumbled the ball when the Texans wanted to spike it at the end of the first half.

The Texans have nobody to blame but themselves for this lackluster first half effort.

It has to get better, right? We’ll have to wait and see.