It was a record-setting Sunday, in some aspects, for the Houston Texans (2-0) as they cruised to a 27-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2).
Running back Arian Foster gained 110 rushing yards to surpass Dominic Williams, formerly Davis, as the franchise's all-time leading rusher. Williams' previous record of 3,195 rushing yards was surpassed by Foster in the second quarter. This was also Foster's 19th 100-plus rushing yard day, further padding his own franchise record.
Despite the records, Foster was not the franchise leader in touchdowns on Sunday, as that honor went to Ben Tate. Tate ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns to carry his part of the 'No Meat and Potatoes' duo. Quarterback Matt Schaub had an efficient day as he went 26-for-35 for 195 yards and avoided being sacked to round out the Texans offense, who set a franchise record for time of possession with 43:17.
Defensively, the Bulls-On-Parade allowed the fewest total yards in franchise history in he first half with 43 total yards. The defense also held Jacksonville to no conversions on nine third down attempts. While not records, Houston held Jacksonville to 38 offensive snaps, compared to 83 by the Texans offense. The defense was that dominating on Sunday.
Wade's terrors were led by defensive end J.J. Watt who had two tipped passes, 1.5 sack, a tackle for a loss, and a fumble recovery. Outside linebacker Brooks Reed chipped in a sack and defensive end Antonio Smith had the remaining half sack.
Shayne Graham added two field goals (31- and 37-yards) to cap the Texans scoring. The Texans can now look forward to a trip to the Rocky Mountain state to meet Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos.
We will have more post-game analysis and week three preview throughout the week. The comments are for all your celebratory shouts and hollers. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, BRBers.
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