WR Andre Johnson left the game with an ankle injury, but returned in time to catch the game-tying touchdown in double coverage to help the Texans rally for a 30-27 overtime win.
Texans QB Matt Schaub shrugged off praise for his 497 yards passing and said he cares more about showing “resolve as a team, on the road,
in a tough environment, against a really good defense. It was a great
win for us.”
Texans DE Mario Williams had three sacks, two tackles for losses and two pass deflections to help silence Redskins fans that were giving him a hard time.
S Bernard Pollard blocked a field goal early in the fourth quarter to keep hope alive for the Texans.
Texans K Neil Rackers didn’t take it personally when coach Gary Kubiak chose to punt early in overtime rather than try a long field goal.
Said LB Brian Orakpo after the Redskins blew a 27-10 lead, “It hurts. It stings, man. We
let this one go. We blew it. Could have easily been sitting here 2-0,
very happy, regardless of what the score is. But right now, it hurts.
Redskins S LaRon Landry had to leave the game in overtime with a wrist injury and his replacement, Chris Horton, got beat for a crucial completion on the winning drive.
Redskins QB Donovan McNabb finished with 426 yards passing, but the result could have been different if not for a big drop by WR Joey Galloway on a deep pass.
Penalties on both sides of the ball wound up damaging the Redskins on Sunday.
While their passing offense was sublime, the Redskins could never get their ground game in gear against the Texans.