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Texans Final Game Stats:
Matt Schaub: 35/45, 346 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT.
Arian Foster: 18 carries for 57 yards and 6 receptions for 33 yards.
Ben Tate: 9 carries for 55 yards.
Andre Johnson: 12 receptions for 146 yards.
Owen Daniels: 5 receptions for 67 yards and 2 TD.
DeAndre Hopkins: 5 receptions for 66 yards
Chargers Final Game Stats:
Philip Rivers: 14/29, 195 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT.
Ryan Mathews: 13 carries for 33 yards. 2 reception for 22 yards and 1 TD catch.
Eddie Royal: 3 receptions for 24 yards and 2 TD.
Malcolm Floyd: 1 reception for 47 yards.
Antonio Gates: 2 receptions for 49 yards.
Key Plays Of The Second Half:
>>>Randy Bullock hits a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give the Texans a 31-28 victory.
>>>Brian Cushing intercepts Philip Rivers pass returning it 18 yards for the game tying touchdown with 9:30 left in the fourth quarter.
>>>Owen Daniels pulls the Texans within seven with a 9-yard touchdown from Matt Schaub. Chargers 28 Texans 21 with 14:44 left in the game.
>>>Garrett Graham 7-yard touchdown reception from Matt Schaub with 5:02 remaining in the third quarter. Chargers lead 28-14.
>>>Philip Rivers throws his fourth touchdown pass of the night finding Eddie Royal for a 1-yard touchdown. Chargers lead 28-7 early in the third quarter.
Texans First Half Stats:
Matt Schaub: 12/18, 147 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.
Arian Foster: 10 carries for 34 yards and 2 receptions for 12 yards.
Ben Tate: 6 carries for 39 yards.
Andre Johnson: 4 receptions for 71 yards.
Owen Daniels: 3 receptions for 47 yards and 1 TD.
Chargers First Half Stats:
Philip Rivers: 8/14, 112 yards, 3 TDs.
Ryan Mathews: 10 carries for 33 yards. 1 reception for 14 yards and 1 TD catch.
Eddie Royal: 2 receptions for 23 yards and 1 TD.
Vincent Brown: 1 reception for 10 yards and 1 TD.
Antonio Gates: 2 receptions for 49 yards.
Key Plays Of The First Half:
>>>On the first play from scrimmage Matt Schaub’s pass intercepted by Cam Thomas. On the ensuing play Philip Rivers hits Ryan Mathews for a 14 yard touchdown. Chargers on top 7-0.
>>>Matt Schaub hits Owen Daniels for a 2-yard touchdown. After the 10 play, 71 yard drive, the Texans and Chargers tied at 7-7.
>>>Philip Rivers completes a 6-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Royal capping off a 12 play 80 yard drive. Bryce McCain was in coverage against Royal. Chargers lead 14-7 with 12:30 remaining in the second quarter.
>>>Arian Foster stuffed on fourth and one on the Chargers 27 yard line. Texans turn it over on downs and trail 14-7.
>>> Randy Bullock misses a 51-yard field goal with 2:01 remaining in the second quarter. Chargers lead 14-7.
>>>Philip Rivers 10-yard pass complete to Vincent Brown for a touchdown. Chargers lead 21-7 with 26 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Texans: (QB) Case Keenum, (S) Ed Reed, (LB) Darryl Sharpton, (LB) Sam Montgomery, (OL) Andrew Gardner, (OL) Cody White, and (OL) David Quessenberry.
GM Rick Smith on Reed being out “We just got to get him in better football conditioning and get him ready but I’m hopeful that he’ll play next week.”
Chargers: (LB) Manti Te’o, (WR) Seyi Ajirotutu, (QB) Brad Sorensen, (DT) Drake Nevis, (S) Brandon Taylor, (OL) Johnnie Troutman, and (LB) Tourek Williams.
Scouting The Chargers:
>>>Mike McCoy, who previously served as the offensive coordinator in Denver, will make his debut as Chargers head coach.
>>>McCoy brought in former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt to serve as offensive coordinator. Together they plan to use an uptempo, quick-passing offense.
>>>The Chargers had a a league low 13 dropped passes last season.
>>>Philip Rivers is coming off a down year in which he completed 64% of his passes and threw 15 interceptions.
>>>Ryan Mathews, Ronnie Brown, and the newly acquired Danny Woodhead could all get carries tonight. Mathews struggled to stay healthy last season playing in only 12 games posting an average of 3.8 yards per carry.
>>>There are three new starters on the offensive line including first round pick D.J. Fluker, who will make his debut right tackle. Adding to the turnover, returning starter Jeromey Clary is making the transition from right tackle to right guard.
>>>Learn more about the Chargers with Know Your Foe
Texans Week One News:
>>>Gary Kubiak said Wade Smith would have no limitations against the Chargers.
>>>Gary Kubiak said Ed Reed is still a game time decision but Shiloh Keo will start regardless of whether Reed plays.
>>> ‘Game Prep’ learned wide receiver Keshawn Martin will return kicks and punts to start the season.
>>>’Game Prep’ learned wide receiver Devier Posey will have a set play count against the Chargers as he returns from a torn achilles.
>>> Wade Smith returned to practice as a full participant. He won’t have a play limit tonight.
>>>’Game Prep’ learned Darryl Sharpton sustained a concussion before the Saints preseason game. He is out tonight.
>>>Tight end Garrett Graham was a full practice participant after recovering from a hip pointer.
>>>Sports Radio 610 snapped the first pictures of Ed Reed on the practice field.
>>>After David Quessenberry went down with a broken foot, The Texans brought back tackle Nate Menkin by signing him to the practice squad.
>>>‘Game Prep’ talked to Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and starting quarterback Philip Rivers about the Chargers’ new uptempo offense and the advice Gary Kubiak gave Mike McCoy.