8:30 PM ET, December 1, 2008
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
Williams, Slaton put on a show as Texans sack the slumping Jaguars
HOUSTON -- Steve Slaton wanted the ball more.So the rookie marched up to Houston coach Gary Kubiak at halftime, grabbed him by the shirt and told him so.Kubiak listened and Slaton responded with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Texans to a 30-17 win over slumping Jacksonville in their Monday Night Football debut.
• Mario Williams has 11 sacks this season while the rest of the Texans team has combined for nine sacks.
• Jaguars quarterback David Garrard has thrown 11 interceptions in 12 games.
• The Texans appeared on "Monday Night Football" for the first time in the franchise's seven-year history.
• Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor needs 18 yards to tie O.J. Simpson for 17th place on the NFL's all-time rushing yardage list.
-- ESPN research
Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis has a sprained right knee and Del Rio said he'd be evaluated on Tuesday. ... Williams' forced fumble was his fourth of the season and seventh for his career. ... Slaton has eight touchdowns this season, tying a rookie team record.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||6.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||11:55||Andre Johnson 31 Yd Pass From Sage Rosenfels (Kris Brown Kick)||0||7|
|FG||06:29||Kris Brown 38 Yd||0||10|
|FG||10:12||Kris Brown 50 Yd||0||13|
|FG||03:29||Josh Scobee 29 Yd||3||13|
|FG||00:46||Kris Brown 20 Yd||3||16|
|TD||04:35||Steve Slaton 7 Yd Run (Kris Brown Kick)||3||23|
|TD||02:11||Fred Taylor 4 Yd Run (Josh Scobee Kick)||10||23|
|TD||02:04||Steve Slaton 40 Yd Run (Kris Brown Kick)||10||30|
|TD||00:39||Reggie Williams 18 Yd Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick)||17||30|