For the second week in a row, the Houston Texans have come from behind to win on a fantastic finish. And this week was even crazier than last week.
The Texans went into overtime to beat the Titans, and overtime only came after one of the craziest late-game sequences you’ll ever see, as Texans kicker Randy Bullock got four tries at a game-winning field goal: The first time, Bullock’s kick was good, but Titans coach Mike Munchak had called timeout to ice the kicker, and the play had been waved off. On Bullock’s second try the field goal was blocked, but the Titans were offside, so the Texans got another chance. On the third try, the kick was wide left, but Munchak had called timeout to ice the kicker again. The fourth try was the one that finally counted, and it bounced off the upright and missed.
That led to overtime, where the Texans received the kickoff, marched down the field and scored on a Matt Schaub pass to DeAndre Hopkins, who leapt into the air in the end zone, tiptoed in bounds and secured the ball as he was knocked to the ground.
It had been a back-and-forth game all day, with the Texans jumping out to an early lead, the Titans coming back to lead at halftime, the Texans appearing to take control early in the fourth quarter and then the Titans taking yet another lead. Just after the two-minute warning Arian Foster scored a 1-yard touchdown and then scored a two-point conversion to tie the game.
The win is the second in a row that came only after the Texans appeared to be in deep trouble in the fourth quarter, and although neither win has come easy, Houston will gladly take them both. The Texans are 2-0.