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Houston Texans-Oakland Raiders Final Score: Texans 30, Raiders 14

Just like last year, your Houston Texans start the season 2-0! Too soon? Talk about the Texans' win over Oakland on Battle Red Blog.

Will I ever tire of this picture?  No.  No, I will not.
Will I ever tire of this picture? No. No, I will not.
Brian Bahr

As I started typing the post game recap, #FatKicker did a keg stand, belched, and then kicked a 46-yard field goal.  This puts your Houston Texans up 30-7.  This game has been decided...well, thank you, J.J. Watt and Brooks Reed.  This game has been decided by turnovers, with the Texans plus four (+4) in the turnover column.  Derek Carr has made rookie mistakes, but his teammates' hatred of holding onto the ball has been the Raiders' undoing.

Like the first game against Washington, this game has been all about the defense and Arian Foster.  The defense hasn't looked quite as dominant as it did when Jadeveon Clowney was in the lineup, but the squad forced two interceptions and three fumbles today.  A lot of second teamers are in now, as Andre Hal just had a pass break-up.

Arian Foster put in a blue collar day, totin' the rock 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown, and he added a pair of receptions to his collection.  #HoboQB managed the game well, and Andre Johnson was, well, Andre.

But was the best part of the game J.J. Watt catching a 1-yard TD pass in the first quarter?  Yes.  Yes, it was.

Few negatives today, but both D.J. Swearinger and Johnathan Joseph left the game due to injury.  Swearinger was injured by a hit from Brian Cushing, and, from the last we've heard, Joseph left due to cramps.

Keshawn Martin fielded an onside kick?  I guess it's time to finish this post.

Final score: Houston Texans 30, Oakland Raiders 14.  Frankly, it wasn't that close.  Next week, the Texans head to New York to play the Giants while the Raiders...Raiders?  Who cares?

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