After the first half, the Texans were down two tight ends. Ryan Griffin is out indefinitely, and C.J. Fiedorowicz left the today's game with a leg injury. That left only Garrett Graham at tight end. Graham stepped up in the Texans' opening drive of the second half.
Ryan Mallett pumped once and slung the ball toward Graham. Graham snared it with one hand and tiptoed in the back of the end zone for the score. The play was confirmed as a TD quickly as Graham pulled the ball into his body before he even put his second down.
The score and extra-point tied the game for the Texans at 10-10 with the Panthers. The play caps a 80-yard touchdown, 13 play drive that lasted 6:31 minutes. Graham had been third on tight end depth chart entering the season. The Wisconsin product is in his sixth season with Houston. The catch is his tenth career touchdown reception.
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