Rapid Reaction: Houston Texans defeat Oakland Raiders, 30-14


September 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

How about that … the Houston Texans are 2-0 under new head coach Bill O’Brien, and this win was a more dominating game than last week, with the Texans defeating the Oakland Raiders, 30-14.

The game had it all for the Texans, including a 1-yard touchdown reception by J.J. Watt to start the scoring on a more creative play for the defensive end in the first quarter.

From there the Texans never looked back, and the game belonged to them, as they led 14-0 after the first quarter, and 17-0 at the half.

In the third, Houston added 10 points and in the fourth the Texans scored three final points. The Raiders’ two touchdowns came in the fourth quarter.

For the Houston offense, Ryan Fitzpatrick went a second game without an interception. He finished 14-of-19 for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

Also for the second consecutive game, starting running back Arian Foster went over 100 yards, totaling 138 yards on 28 carries. Foster scored one touchdown and his longest run went 40 yards. Foster also had two receptions for 12 yards.

Rookie Alfred Blue finished with 11 carries for 40 yards.

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The receivers of the Texans had a solid day, including Andre Johnson having six receptions for 74 yards. DeAndre Hopkins had three catches for 22 yards, but did have a touchdown.

For the Raiders, Derek Carr was 27-of-42 for 263 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Carr was also the Raiders’ leading rusher with four carries for 58 yards.

James Jones led the Raiders with nine receptions for 112 yards and one touchdown.

To be honest, when the season began I wasn’t sure if the Texans could start the year with two wins. It is good to see they’ve already matched the total wins they had last season, but the defense under Romeo Crennel is just playing very tough.

Besides the fourth quarter when the Texans had the game in hand, they didn’t allow the Raiders to do much at all, shutting them out the first three quarters.

Considering how the team played for most of last season, this two-game start by the Texans has been fun to watch.

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