1:00 PM ET, October 25, 2009
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Smith replaces Hill at QB for second half, but rally falls short vs. Slaton, Texans
HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have consecutive wins for the first time this season.Never mind that they almost let this one slip away with a poor second half.
• Owen Daniels had seven catches for 123 yards, the second-highest yardage total of his career, as the Texans held on against the 49ers.
• Houston has won seven of its last 10 against NFC teams.
• Alex Smith replaced Shaun Hill (6 of 11, 45 yards) and threw for 206 yards, three TDs and one INT. His three TDs are one more than he threw over the last two seasons combined (he didn't play in 2008).
• Vernon Davis caught all three of Smith's TD passes, the first 49ers player with three TD catches since Terrell Owens in 2001.
• Matt Schaub threw two TDs, and his 16 this year surpassed his career high of 15 set last season (in 11 games).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Niners' Michael Crabtree had five receptions in his NFL debut. Darrius Heyward-Bey, whom the Raiders drafted ahead of Crabtree, had two receptions in six games entering Sunday.
-- ESPN Stats and Information
The Texans were without Andre Johnson on their last drive after the star receiver's chest was bruised earlier in the fourth quarter. ... 49ers RT Tony Pashos has a left shoulder contusion. Singletary did not immediately know the extent of the injury. Also injured were LB Takeo Spikes (right shoulder strain), DT Justin Smith (left calf strain), NT Aubrayo Franklin (right knee strain) and LB Marques Harris (hamstring strain). ... Former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush attended the game.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||2:32||Steve Slaton 1 Yard Run (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 61 yds, 4:11
|TD||10:48||Steve Slaton 9 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 24 yds, 3:36
|TD||4:28||Owen Daniels 42 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 78 yds, 2:22
|TD||11:08||Vernon Davis 29 Yard Pass From Alex Smith (Joe Nedney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yds, 3:59
|TD||12:48||Vernon Davis 14 Yard Pass From Alex Smith (Joe Nedney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 66 yds, 5:41
|FG||7:21||Kris Brown 50 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 53 yds, 5:27
|TD||3:49||Vernon Davis 23 Yard Pass From Alex Smith (Joe Nedney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 73 yds, 3:33