4:05 PM ET, October 3, 2010
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Arian Foster got benched at the start of the game for his behavior off the field. There once again were no problems once he stepped between the lines.Foster returned from his punishment to score on a 74-yard run and a 10-yard catch in the second half before Troy Nolan's second interception sealed the Houston Texans' 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday."I didn't handle my business off the field, I got disciplined for it, and rightfully so," Foster said. "I take full responsibility and I apologized to my teammates for it, and it won't happen again. And we're all about moving on here. I slipped up, and I'm assuring it won't happen again."
• The Texans are 3-1 for the first time in team history and have won four straight road games dating to last season.
• This is the first time the Texans have ever started 2-0 on the road.
• Arian Foster, the league's leading rusher, ran for 131 yards despite sitting out the entire first quarter.
• Darren McFadden had 129 total yards and Zack Miller had his third career 100-yard receiving game for Oakland.
• Bruce Gradkowski is 0-2 since being named the Raiders starting quarterback.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Oakland RB Darren McFadden did not return after injuring his right hamstring early in the fourth quarter. ... This is the fifth straight year these teams have played despite being in different divisions, with Houston winning for the fourth time. ... The attendance was the smallest in Oakland since a crowd of 30,738 for the season finale against Buffalo in 1967. It's the smallest in the NFL since Arizona drew 31,650 on Jan. 2, 2005, against Tampa Bay, according to STATS LLC.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.8||5.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||3-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||10:18||Derrick Ward 33 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 90 yds, 2:48
|TD||6:18||Michael Bush 2 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 3:52
|TD||0:27||Joel Dreessen 11 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 37 yds, 1:46
|TD||6:56||Marcel Reece 13 Yard Pass From Bruce Gradkowski (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 64 yds, 4:47
|TD||14:27||Arian Foster 74 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 80 yds, 0:44
|FG||2:41||Neil Rackers 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 73 yds, 7:40
|TD||15:00||Arian Foster 10 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 35 yds, 2:20
|TD||11:03||Zach Miller 14 Yard Pass From Bruce Gradkowski (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 87 yds, 3:58
|FG||6:18||Sebastian Janikowski 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 61 yds, 3:43