“It was an outside zone to the right and our guys did a great job of walling them off,” Foster said. “
The process of obtaining an NFL franchise began in the latter part of the 1990’s, and in season 10, Bob McNair was able to see his team in the playoffs. The Texans’ founder/chairman/CEO was thrilled after the win, and shared his emotions.
“It has to be the happiest moment and greatest accomplishment because of what we’ve had to deal with and being able to win with all the adversity,” McNair said. “It’s just a wonderful message for everybody.”
McNair spoke to the media in the locker room, just moments after former Oilers head coach Bum Phillips answered questions outside the locker room. McNair liked it when Phillips said “Houston is back,” and harkened back to the days of Luv’ Ya Blue.
“I remember when we had the 50,000 people at the Astrodome when we lost to Pittsburgh,” McNair said. I’m just delighted to be a part of it and just so happy for our fans.”
Yates' big day
“T.J. played a great game,” right tackle
The 40-yard scoring strike to Johnson gave the Texans a 24-10 lead late in the third quarter, and was one that had been worked on during the runup to the game.
“It was a play we had been practicing all week,” Yates said. “We knew if we had a chance to get Andre one-on-one out there it was going to be a good thing for us. Andre did an amazing job of getting open. Broke them down with a little double move and he made it easy on me.”
The crowd inside Reliant Stadium let loose with a full-throated roar for most of the win, and the players said the noise played a large part in the victory.
“Thank you to our fans for really helping us change momentum because that was unbelievable,” Watt said.
“I mean the crowd couldn’t have helped any more,” Cushing said. “It was just a tremendous environment in there. It was loud. You could tell he couldn’t communicate as well as he wanted to, and I think after J.J.’s interception, it really got to him a little bit, and we were able to just get pressure on him after that.”