Let's be honest here. It's almost 1 am, I have work in the morning, and this game was brutally exhausting. This isn't going to be a pretty recap, but a recap as told by a very tired fan.
We all thought it was over, right? 28-7 early in the third quarter with the team not even showing up it seemed. All Pros, like Duane Brown, were getting dominated while others, like J.J. Watt, were non-existent. The secondary? It was 2010 all over again, and it looked like the San Diego Chargers would remain undefeated against your Houston Texans. Anything that could go wrong, went wrong. There's nothing redeemable about the first half, but there's two halves in football.
Quarterback Matt Schaub would turn to his ever-dependable future Hall of Fame wide receiver, Andre Johnson if you don't know, and move the ball to the tune of 12 catches for 146 yards. While Johnson carried the team down the field, Wisconsin tight ends Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham would cap off three drives with touchdowns. For all the criticism about his arm, Schaub did deliver, in general, with 346 yards and the aforementioned three touchdowns.
Still, the Texans needed another score, and defensive stop, to tie it up, so linebacker Brian Cushing decided to kill two birds with one stone. Cushing, keyed by Danny Woodhead's motion, read San Diego's play perfectly, dove for an interception, caught the ball, popped up, and ran it in for a touchdown. This is a play you need to see to believe, and we'll get that GIF up as soon as we humanly can.
After that, the rookie kicker, Randy Bullock, notched his first game-winning field goal, and that's all she wrote. Let's get a comment from Philip Rivers.
Texans-Chargers Final Score: Houston Shocks San Diego, Comes Back To Win 31-28
There are no words, but the lifeless Houston Texans scored 24 unanswered points to beat the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.