Houston Texans: Top 30 moments in team history

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Nov 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a football on the field before a game between the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

2. First game, first win vs. Dallas

September 8, 2002 was the date when the Houston Texans played their first ever regular season game as an NFL franchise. They wound up becoming just the second expansion team to start 1-0, the first since Minnesota in 1961.

The David Carr era showed no signs that it would flatline quickly in this game as he came out ready to show off his arm. His first NFL completion went for a 19-yard touchdown to give the Texans a 7-0 lead over their in-state rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.

Carr connected with tight end Billy Miller for the score, just 1:14 into their existence. The touchdown came after a deep pass from Carr was flagged for interference, setting the team up inside the red zone.

Carr also converted a 65-yard touchdown pass in the game as the Texans made the Cowboys look like the expansion team in the 19-10 victory.

The young quarterback still had a poor stat-line, going 10 for 22 for 145 yards with his two scores and one pick. There was also a foreshadowing of things to come as the rookie was sacked six times in the contest.

Still, the young quarterback out dueled the Cowboys’ Quincy Carter, who went 13 for 30 with just 131 yards and an interception. The win was dubbed the Texans’ Super Bowl, and it sure got the team started on the right note.

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