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    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
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    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

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    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
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    Houston Texans Giveaways!

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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
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  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
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Postgame notebook: Texans vs. Chargers

Posted Nov 7, 2010

Get the latest on quarterback Matt Schaub's health status, rookie cornerback Kareem Jackson, the Texans' red zone woes and more in the Week 9 postgame notebook.


*Visit HoustonTexans.com Monday at 3:30 p.m. CT to watch the live streaming video of Coach Kubiak's weekly press conference.

Quarterback Matt Schaub went to the locker room briefly in the fourth quarter while the Texans’ defense was on the field. CBS commentators speculated that Schaub was nursing an injury to his ribs, but he did not miss any plays and went 9-of-13 passing for 110 yards in the fourth quarter.

“He’s banged up a little but he sucked it up and finished the game,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “He got hit in the gut.”

When he was asked about the nature of his injury after the game, Schaub said “there is none.”

“I was just going in to check on something, but I’m fine,” he said.

Jackson takes the blame
Rookie cornerback Kareem Jackson got his second interception of the season, but he also was beaten by Chargers rookie wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu on two long touchdowns.

Ajirotutu scored on a 55-yard pass in the first quarter and a 28-yard pass in the fourth quarter.

“The first play was a double move,” Jackson said. “I thought I was high enough on the guy where I thought I could just speed-turn. Once I went to speed-turn, he double-moved and he was off. I wasn’t close enough to him where I could grab him. On the last one, it was just bad technique at the line of scrimmage. I missed my jam, and every time you miss a jam in this league, it’ll go for six.”

The Texans’ first-round draft pick out of Alabama, Jackson said that his confidence has not been shaken by a rocky start to the season. He shouldered the blame for the Sunday’s loss after an admittedly tough day at the office.

“In my opinion, I think it was the big plays that determined the game, of which I gave up three alone – two for a touchdown,” he said. “Any time that happens, you don’t give your team a chance to win. That’s on me. I’ll just have to come back out this week and just work hard and just try to get better.”

Red zone woes
The Texans came into the game with the best offensive red zone percentage in the NFL, having converted touchdowns on 64.8 of their drives inside the 20. They were two-of-six in the red zone against the Chargers.

On three of their red zone trips on Sunday, the Texans had to settle for a short field goal by Neil Rackers. Jacoby Jones dropped a deflected pass in the end zone on one of those drives, and Arian Foster had a touchdown catch overturned after review on another. Foster also was stuffed for no gain on fourth-and-one at the 17-yard line on the first play of the fourth quarter.

“When we get down in the red zone, we have to score touchdowns,” wide receiver Andre Johnson said. “We can’t kick field goals. That’s pretty much it. We just have to score touchdowns and not kick field goals. When you score touchdowns, it kind of puts the dagger in them.”

Dreessen, Casey step up
Tight ends Joel Dreessen and James Casey combined for nine catches for 114 yards in place of Owen Daniels, who was inactive with a hamstring injury.

Dreessen started and had a team-high five catches for 66 yards. Casey had a career-high four catches for 48 yards, including a career-long 33-yard catch in the second quarter. They were the first receptions of the season for the second-year pro out of Rice.

“It felt really good to get out there and get some opportunities, be a part of the offense,” Casey said. “I hadn’t been doing that a lot the first seven games, so that felt good, but it would’ve felt really good if we could’ve put together a win. We felt we were right there and we just couldn’t put it together at the end. In a loss, it’s hard to really be happy about anything regardless of how many snaps you had or what plays you made or not.”

All for naught
The Texans gained 391 yards against the Chargers, which was the most yards given up by San Diego this season. The Chargers came into the game ranked first in the league in total defense, giving up an average of 260.0 yards per game.

The Texans ran for 140 yards, also the most that the Chargers have given up this season. San Diego entered the game with the league’s second-ranked rushing defense, allowing an average of 83.1 yards per game.

The Texans had the ball for 33:49, their second-highest time of possession this season. That stat, like their big yardage totals, was all for naught.

“We kept them off the field, which was a big goal of ours,” Kubiak said.  “We did all those things that we wanted to do, but we didn’t close things out.

“We had good control of the football game, good control of the clock. We had an eight-minute drive to start the third quarter. A lot of good things were going on, but not finishing things off kept us from feeling a hell of a lot better about it than we’re feeling right now.”

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