1:00 PM ET, January 3, 2010
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans did what they could on Sunday, but didn't get enough help to make their first trip to the playoffs.Rookie Arian Foster scored two touchdowns and Bernard Pollard recovered a fumble for a touchdown and had a key interception as the Texans rallied to beat the New England Patriots 34-27.
• The Texans scored 21 unanswered points in the final 10 minutes of the game to beat the Pats.
• Matt Schaub (24-for-39, 303 yards, two TDs, one interception) had his ninth 300-yard passing game of the season
• Houston was paced by career highs of 119 rush yards and two touchdowns (both in the fourth quarter) from Arian Foster.
• Julian Edelman had career highs of 10 receptions and 103 yards in place of an injured Wes Welker.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Schaub finished the season with an NFL-high 4,770 yards passing. ... Johnson finished with 65 yards receiving and has 1,569 for his second straight 1,500-yard season. ... Welker's NFL-high 123 receptions this season are tied with Herman Moore for second most in NFL history. ... New England's Julian Edelman had a career high with 10 receptions for 103 yards.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||6.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||4-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||1|
|TD||11:25||Joel Dreessen 25 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 76 yds, 3:41
|TD||0:55||Fred Taylor 4 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 63 yds, 4:39
|FG||9:56||Stephen Gostkowski 51 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 58 yds, 4:47
|TD||4:45||Bernard Pollard Fumble Recovery (Kris Brown Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 78 yds, 5:06
|FG||0:50||Stephen Gostkowski 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 66 yds, 3:55
|TD||7:56||Darius Butler 91 Yard Interception Return (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yds, 5:08
|TD||14:10||Fred Taylor 11 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 71 yds, 3:53
|TD||9:47||Jacoby Jones 8 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 69 yds, 4:23
|TD||4:46||Arian Foster 1 Yard Run (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 34 yds, 2:47
|TD||2:00||Arian Foster 3 Yard Run (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 28 yds, 1:55