Monday, November 05, 2012

2012 Texans Watch-Mario Who?

The Houston Texans greeted their former number one overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft when he returned to Reliant Stadium with his Buffalo bills teammates and a $100 million free agent contract in hand.

The Texans had the last laugh as the easily rolled to a 21-9 victory to get the second half of the NFL season off to a successful start.  .

But it wasn't without plucking the nerves of the Reliant faithful as my fave NFL squad got off to a sluggish and nerve racking start as they came out of their bye week.  They watched Mario Williams sack Matt Schaub and have five tackles in his return to Houston and noted the scoreboard showed a narrow 7-6 at halftime thanks to three defensive red zone stops that only yielded for the Bills six points.

The Texans finally got the offense in gear in the second half as Arian Foster rushed from 111 yards and a touchdown against the worst run defense in the league and Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 118 yards to take control of the game and cruise to an AFC best 7-1 record.

The Texans can't afford a slow start against next week's opponent when they travel to Chicago to take on the bears at Soldier Field under the bright spotlight of another NFL Sunday night football game.

The two things the Texans have in their favor is they have never lost (2-0) to the Bears and they want to atone for stinking up the joint in their inaugural appearance on NBC's Sunday Night Football

But that game should be fun to watch.

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