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Texans answer after Chargers jump out to quick lead

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Before the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins were even finished with the first game of the season-opening Monday night doubleheader, the San Diego Chargers quickly jumped out to an early lead over the Houston Texans.

Matt Schaub was intercepted by Cam Thomas on the Texans’ first play of scrimmage of the season and the Chargers were gifted a short field on offense. It took one play for the Chargers to find the end zone as Philip Rivers connected with Ryan Mathews out of the backfield for a 14-yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.

According to Ricky Henne of the Chargers’ official site, the offensive touchdown just 15 seconds into the game was the fastest in team history.

The Texans managed to answer on their third possession of the first quarter. Schaub led Houston on a 10-play, 71-yard drive that culminated in a 1-yard touchdown pass from Schaub to Owen Daniels of play-action to even the game at 7-7.

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5 Responses to “Texans answer after Chargers jump out to quick lead”
  1. freshnsoclean says: Sep 9, 2013 11:12 PM

    Berman is ruining this broadcast. Mute your TV. Google the radio broadcast from SD or Hou. MUCH BETTER.

  2. stampnhawk says: Sep 9, 2013 11:45 PM

    I have never watched High School football on TV, but listening to Berman in this game, I am thinking that’s how it likely sounds.

    Awful.

  3. chibimike says: Sep 10, 2013 12:03 AM

    Refs and replay screwed up the out of bounds call. His right foot was down and he tapped his left toe, then went airborne, and his elbow hit.

  4. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Sep 10, 2013 12:06 AM

    Impartial fan here – refs blew the last call on the A Johnson play ruled an incomplete pass. He has one foot down and then toe taps the other, before the elbow comes down out of bounds.

    Even the ESPN crew missed the toe tap. Not that they would’ve made a 58 yd FG, but still…

  5. tinbender2000 says: Sep 10, 2013 12:17 AM

    This will be the total highlight reel for the Chargers 2013 season. Go Raiders!

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