Houston Texans win an overtime game at Reliant Stadium for the first time
Last Updated: 18/11/12 11:24pm
Matt Schaub: completed a franchise-record 43 passes and finished with 527 yards
Andre Johnson caught a screen pass from Matt Schaub and ran 48 yards for the winning touchdown in overtime as the Houston Texans rallied to beat Jacksonville 43-37.
Schaub threw for a career-high five touchdowns, completed a franchise-record 43 passes and finished with 527 yards in the air, second most in NFL history.
Johnson caught 14 passes for 273 yards, both career highs; the yardage was a team record. The Texans (9-1) won an overtime game for the first time at Reliant Stadium.
Chad Henne threw a career-high four touchdown passes himself in relief of the injured Blaine Gabbert for the Jaguars (1-9).
First-round pick Justin Blackmon finally had his breakout game, making seven catches for 236 yards. It was the first time in NFL history opposing players each had more than 200 yards receiving in the same game.
Blackmon's afternoon included a stunning 81-yard touchdown with 12:33 left in regulation to put Jacksonville up 34-20.
Schaub then threw two touchdown passes to tight end Garrett Graham in the final 5:39 to force overtime. Shayne Graham and Josh Scobee both kicked field goals in the extra period, raising the possibility of a tie in the NFL for the second successive week.
But after Henne threw incomplete on fourth-and-10 from the Houston 47, Schaub flipped a screen pass to Johnson, who sprinted untouched down the right sideline for the winning score.
The Texans improved to 2-7 in overtime in their history, while the Jaguars dropped to 0-3 in OT this season. The visitors had 238 yards in the first half, just 26 yards shy of their average output this season.