1:00 PM ET, September 10, 2006
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
HOUSTON (AP) -- For all the changes the Houston Texans made this offseason, they sure looked the same on Sunday.
|It was over when ...|
|The second quarter started. The Eagles, held scoreless in the first quarter, got going after that, scoring 24 points over the next three quarters and holding the Texans, who scored a touchdown in the game's first seven minutes, to just three points.||Game ball goes to ...|
|Donovan McNabb and Donte' Stallworth. McNabb, who missed the final seven regular-season games of '05 after surgery, threw for 314 yards and three TDs. Stallworth, acquired from the Saints in the offseason, made Eagles fans say "T.O. who?" with a career high-tying six catches for 141 yards -- his 10th career 100-yard game -- and a touchdown.||Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
|Houston struggled because its offensive line couldn't get untracked. With a new unit that didn't even have its starting five announced until late this week, the Texans were unable to develop any continuity. It takes a long time for an offensive line to jell into a cohesive unit and they need to have the same starting five working together for a few weeks, not a few days. The system that Gary Kubiak brought with him from Denver requires the running back to trust his line to create a hole at the point of attack and for him to hit it at full speed.|
Donte' Stallworth gained 141 yards receiving in the Eagles' 24-10 win in Houston. It was the highest receiving total by a veteran player in his debut for a new team since Shawn Jefferson gained 148 yards against the 49ers in the Falcons' opening game in 2000.
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Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard injured his ankle in the first quarter and did not return, however, X-rays were negative. ... Carr's touchdown pass to Moulds was the 49th of both of their careers. ... The Texans wore white jerseys with white pants for the first time in team history.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.7||4.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||6:16||Eric Moulds 25 Yd Pass From David Carr (Kris Brown Kick) |
Drive: 10 plays, 26 yds, 6:16
|TD||3:52||Donte' Stallworth 42 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 8 plays, 84 yds, 3:36
|FG||13:57||Kris Brown 34 Yd |
Drive: 7 plays, 69 yds, 2:39
|TD||14:49||Reggie Brown 5 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 80 yds, :52
|TD||3:32||Brian Westbrook 31 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 75 yds, 3:32
|FG||2:12||David Akers 42 Yd |
Drive: 13 plays, 49 yds, 5:54