26. David Carr QB sneak to beat Jacksonville in 2003
It was only one win, but it was an exciting win. With the Texans trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-17 and only two seconds remaining on the clock, head coach Dom Capers decided the game was ending then and there, one way or another.
Rather than kick for the tie and chance overtime, the coach took matters into his own hands and kept the offense on the field, trusting quarterback David Carr to seal the game for the Texans.
"“When I saw how close we were, I thought, ‘Let’s go for it. Let’s try to win the game and end this thing right now,'” Capers said."
Carr did just that as the team lined up inside the one-yard line of Jacksonville. Immediately upon receiving the snap Carr leapt and extended both hands over the goal line as time ran out on the game, sending Houston to a 2-2 record while spoiling the first ever start for Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich.
The young Texan quarterback was, of course, happy the coaches trusted him with the play.
"“When you’re six inches away from the goal line you can’t give that up,” Carr said. “I’d rather take my shot right there. It was a great call by the coaching staff and I am glad that I just got up with the touchdown.”"
Carr finished the game 24 of 36 for 234 yards to out-duel Leftwich who completed 17 of 36 possessor 231 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown pass to Troy Edwards which put Jacksonville on top 20-17 before the drive that ended with the famous sneak.
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