8:30 PM ET, December 1, 2008
NRG 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
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||6.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||0-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||12:04||Andre Johnson 31 Yard Pass From Sage Rosenfels (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 69 yds, 3:05
|FG||6:33||Kris Brown 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 28 yds, 3:03
|FG||10:18||Kris Brown 50 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds, 1:54
|FG||3:33||Josh Scobee 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 69 yds, 6:43
|FG||0:49||Kris Brown 20 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 40 yds, 2:43
|TD||4:39||Steve Slaton 7 Yard Run (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 7 yds, 0:00
|TD||2:14||Fred Taylor 4 Yard Run (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 73 yds, 2:24
|TD||2:11||Steve Slaton 40 Yard Run (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 40 yds, 0:07
|TD||0:45||Reggie Williams 18 Yard Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yds, 1:25