1:00 PM ET, October 18, 2009
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
CINCINNATI -- Matt Schaub did away with the drama.Schaub tied his career high by throwing four touchdown passes Sunday, and the Houston Texans -- a team that's had problems at the end of games -- pulled away to a 28-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who never got a final shot.
Schaub's Stellar Starts
Houston QB Matt Schaub used successful starts to each half to put up huge numbers at Cincinnati. He entered Week 6 with just three touchdown passes in the first and third quarters combined. He matched that total on Sunday, completing 75 percent of his passes as well.
|1st, 3rd||2nd, 4th|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Matt Schaub threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns. That's his highest yardage total this season and second highest of his career. Schaub's four TDs tied a career high.
• With 135 yards, Andre Johnson had his second straight 100-yard receiving game and third of the season. Steve Slaton had the first 100-yard receiving game of his career, the first time this season the Texans have had multiple 100-yard receivers in the same game.
• The Bengals surrendered 472 total yards, 77 yards more than their previous season high.
• The Texans are 3-3 for the third time in franchise history. They've only been 4-3 once in their history (2004).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
There was a moment of silence before the game for Vikki Zimmer, wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. She died unexpectedly of natural causes on Oct. 8. ... Former University of Cincinnati star Connor Barwin got his first career sack on Palmer in the third quarter. Barwin had about 70 friends and relatives in the stands. ... Schaub's career high is 414 yards against Green Bay last Dec. 7. ... Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 135 yards, and Slaton had six for 102 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown. ... Ochocinco had 103 yards on five catches, his first 100-yard receiving day since the final game of the 2007 season. ... The Bengals have scored 54 of their 118 points in the final two minutes of halves and overtime.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.5||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||2-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||1:08||Owen Daniels 12 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 68 yds, 5:34
|TD||11:39||Cedric Benson 10 Yard Run (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 64 yds, 4:15
|TD||8:08||Steve Slaton 38 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 75 yds, 3:34
|TD||0:56||Laveranues Coles 8 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 69 yds, 1:31
|FG||0:03||Shayne Graham 50 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 2 plays, 9 yds, 0:09
|TD||11:31||Jacoby Jones 23 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 66 yds, 3:37
|TD||2:34||Owen Daniels 7 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 66 yds, 4:12