4:05 PM ET, October 26, 2008
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
Walter scores twice, Schaub throws for three TDs as Texans crush Bengals
HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have rebounded from their worst loss with the best single-season stretch in franchise history.The Texans blew a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead against the Colts four weeks ago and won each game since, getting their third straight win in a 35-6 victory over the winless Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-8 for the fifth time in franchise history. But if history holds, the Bungals will have 3 to 4 full-fledged, real-life wins to celebrate this season. Watch out, Jaguars. Three of the four times the Bengals started 0-8, they won their ninth game.
• The Texans won their third consecutive game, the first time they've accomplished that in franchise history.
• The Bengals failed to score a touchdown in a game for the first time since Jan. 1, 2006.
• Andre Johnson had his fourth straight 100-yard receiving game and fifth of the season, breaking his own franchise records.
-- ESPN research
Ocho Cinco extended his franchise record by having at least one catch in his 100th straight game. ... No decision has been made on QB Carson Palmer's injured throwing elbow. He said after the game that it will be re-evaluated after the Bengals' open date Nov. 9. "I'll be able to play when this thing gets healed up," he said.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||6.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||12:42||Jacoby Jones 73 Yd Punt Return (Kris Brown Kick)||0||7|
|FG||06:24||Shayne Graham 43 Yd||3||7|
|TD||03:23||David Anderson 6 Yd Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick)||3||14|
|FG||00:50||Shayne Graham 32 Yd||6||14|
|TD||09:19||Kevin Walter 7 Yd Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick)||6||21|
|TD||06:30||Kevin Walter 39 Yd Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick)||6||28|
|TD||09:54||Steve Slaton 20 Yd Run (Kris Brown Kick)||6||35|