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Team 1 2 3 4
HOU 7 0 7 17
SD 7 14 7 0
28
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Game Story

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Even when the Houston Texans fell behind by three touchdowns on the road in the second half of their season opener, Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson remained confident they could roar right back.
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Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
14:45
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Ryan Mathews to the right for 14 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
HOU 0 - SD 7
3:11
TD
Matt Schaub passed to Owen Daniels down the middle for 1 yard gain (Randy Bullock made PAT)
HOU 7 - SD 7
2nd Quarter
12:24
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Eddie Royal to the left for 6 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
HOU 7 - SD 14
0:18
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Vincent Brown to the left for 10 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
HOU 7 - SD 21
3rd Quarter
10:42
TD
Philip Rivers passed to Eddie Royal to the left for 1 yard gain (Nick Novak made PAT)
HOU 7 - SD 28
4:57
TD
Matt Schaub passed to Garrett Graham down the middle for 7 yard gain (Randy Bullock made PAT)
HOU 14 - SD 28
4th Quarter
14:44
TD
Matt Schaub passed to Owen Daniels to the right for 9 yard gain (Randy Bullock made PAT)
HOU 21 - SD 28
9:30
TD
Brian Cushing intercepted Philip Rivers for 18 yards (Randy Bullock made PAT)
HOU 28 - SD 28
0:00
FG
Randy Bullock kicked a 41-yard field goal
HOU 31 - SD 28

Game Leaders

Passing

Houston

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Matt Schaub 34 45 346 75.6 7.7 2 17 3 1 110.0 0

San Diego

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Philip Rivers 14 29 195 48.3 6.7 2 12 4 1 95.5 0

Rushing

Houston

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Arian Foster 18 57 3.2 9 0 0
Ben Tate 9 55 6.1 14 0 0
Shiloh Keo 1 8 8.0 8 0 0

San Diego

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Ryan Mathews 13 33 2.5 8 0 0
Ronnie Brown 5 27 5.4 12 0 0
Philip Rivers 1 18 18.0 18 0 0
Le'Ron McClain 1 2 2.0 2 0 0

Receiving

Houston

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Andre Johnson 12 16 146 12.2 27 0 0
Owen Daniels 5 7 67 13.4 28 2 0
DeAndre Hopkins 5 6 66 13.2 30 0 0
Arian Foster 6 8 33 5.5 8 0 0
Garrett Graham 4 5 27 6.8 12 1 0
Ben Tate 2 2 7 3.5 4 0 0

San Diego

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Antonio Gates 2 4 49 24.5 34 0 0
Malcom Floyd 1 5 47 47.0 47 0 0
Ronnie Brown 2 2 24 12.0 15 0 0
Eddie Royal 3 6 24 8.0 17 2 0
Ryan Mathews 2 2 22 11.0 14 1 0
Danny Woodhead 2 3 16 8.0 11 0 0
Vincent Brown 2 4 13 6.5 10 1 0
John Phillips 0 1 0 N/A 0 0 0
Ladarius Green 0 1 0 N/A 0 0 0

Kicking

Houston

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Randy Bullock 4 4 1 2 41 50.0 7

San Diego

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Nick Novak 4 4 0 0 0 N/A 4

Punting

Houston

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Shane Lechler 3 45.0 3 0

San Diego

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Mike Scifres 6 47.8 0 0

Returns

Houston

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Keshawn Martin 4 116 29.0 46 0 3 21 7.0 9 0

San Diego

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Fozzy Whittaker 1 42 42.0 42 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Eddie Royal 0 0 N/A 0 0 1 5 5.0 5 0

Defense

Houston

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Johnathan Joseph 2 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0
Danieal Manning 5 0 1.0 6 1 0 0 0
Duane Brown 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Mays 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Cushing 4 1 0.0 0 2 1 18 1
Brice McCain 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Jamison 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Kareem Jackson 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Earl Mitchell 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
J.J. Watt 2 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Brooks Reed 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Shiloh Keo 3 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Whitney Mercilus 5 0 1.0 6 0 0 0 0
Jared Crick 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
D.J. Swearinger 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

San Diego

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Dwight Freeney 0 1 0.5 6 0 0 0 0
Jarret Johnson 5 1 1.0 6 1 0 0 0
Richard Marshall 4 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Eric Weddle 9 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Larry English 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Derek Cox 7 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Jarius Wynn 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Donald Butler 9 4 0.5 6 0 0 0 0
Cam Thomas 1 2 0.0 0 2 1 0 0
Mike Windt 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Liuget 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Gilchrist 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Patrick 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Shareece Wright 7 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Andrew Gachkar 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Bront Bird 10 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kendall Reyes 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jahleel Addae 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kwame Geathers 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0