Game blog: Texans @ Dolphins

The Texans withstood a steady second-half rally by the Dolphins to win 27-20 and move their record to 8-7. Schaub finished with 286 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Check out the full recap of the game on HoustonTexans.com.

From the press box - 3:39 p.m. ESTHilliard picks up his second touchdown of the half, catching a 10-yarder from Henne to make it 27-17 Texans with 9:25 remaining in the game. Six play, 74-yard drive that took just 2:36 off the clock.

From the press box - 3:35 p.m. EST1st-and-10 Dolphins at their own 26, with 12:01 left in the game. Texans lead 27-10.

From the press box - 3:28 p.m. ESTAfter three quarters of play, the Texans lead 27-10.

From the press box - 3:18 p.m. ESTMatt Turk's first punt of the game is a good one. It's a 37-yarder that's fair caught at the Miami 11.

From the press box - 3:09 p.m. ESTSafety Dominique Barber is out with a hamstring injury.

From the press box - 3:08 p.m. ESTThe Texans' defense comes up big, forces a field goal try, and Carpenter was wide right. Still 27-10 Texans, 5:52 left in the 3rd quarter. Texans ball, 1st-and-10 at their own 44.

From the press box - 3:04 p.m. ESTKendall Langford deflected a Schaub pass, Yeremiah Bell intercepted it and returned it 29 yards to the Texans 32. Dolphins ball.

From the press box - 3:02 p.m. ESTWith his 14-yard reception in the 3rd quarter, Andre Johnson became the 2nd player in NFL history to go over 1,500 yard in back-to-back seasons. Marvin Harrison is the other.

From the press box - 3:01 p.m. ESTYou can check out some Game Photos by clicking here.

From the press box - 3:00 p.m. ESTThe Texans' lead was cut to 27-10 at the 10:10 mark of the 3rd quarter, when Lex Hilliard carried in for a 2-yard score. It finished off a 12-play drive that went 79 yards and took 4:50 off the clock.

Also, Ricky Williams has a shoulder injury and his return is questionable.

From the press box - 2:30 p.m. ESTA Dan Carpenter 27-yard field goal gets the Dolphins on the board with :07 left in the second quarter. 27-3 Texans as they head into the locker room for halftime.

From the press box - 2:10 p.m. EST
The Texans have scored on every possession in the game now. Kris Brown drilled a 22-yard field goal with 4:25 left in the first half to make it 27-0 Houston. That drive went 12 plays, 60 yards and chewed 5:51 off the clock.

From the press box - 1:49 p.m. ESTArian Foster's first career touchdown is a 17-yarder, and it gives the Texans a 24-0 lead with 11:44 left in the 2nd quarter. This drive was a quick one: 3 plays, 28 yards and just took :41.

From the press box - 1:47 p.m. ESTBrian Cushing just picked off a Chad Henne pass and brought it to the Miami 28. Houston ball.

From the press box - 1:44 p.m. ESTActress Vivica A. Fox just left the press box. CNN anchor Roland Martin is on the field wearing a DeMeco Ryans jersey. Lots of starpower here at Land Shark Stadium.

From the press box - 1:42 p.m. ESTSchaub finds Jacoby Jones for a 44-yard touchdown up the right side, and the Texans are now up 17-0 with 12:41 remaining in the second quarter. That score topped and impressive 6-play, 94-yard drive that went 2:55. It was the longest scoring drive of the season.

From the press box - 1:25 p.m. ESTOn 4th-and-1 at the Miami 10-yard line, Matt Schaub found Andre Johnson for a touchdown pass. The drive took 9 plays, 80 yards and 5:22 off the clock. 10-0 Texans with 2:05, and it's Johnson's 9th TD of the season.

From the press box - 1:16 p.m. ESTThe Texans defense forced a Miami punt from the Houston 48. It went into the end zone, so the Texans have a 1st-and-10 at their own 20, with 7:27 left in 1st quarter. Still 3-0 Texans.

From the press box - 1:08 p.m. ESTThe Texans' first drive ends in a 49-yard field goal by Kris Brown. The drive took 6 plays, went 45 yards and chewed up 3:13 of the game clock. Texans lead 3-0 early in the 1st quarter.

From the press box - 1:02 p.m. ESTJennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are on the sidelines.

From the press box - 1:00 p.m. ESTThe Dolphins won the toss and deferred. Houston will receive to start the game.

From the press box - 12:54 p.m. ESTCheck out the Pregame Slideshow by clicking here.

From the press box - 12:26 p.m. ESTIt's a nice warm day for football here at Land Shark Stadium. Texans and Dolphins are going through pregame warmups. Here's the inactives for today's game:

Texans7 (3rd QB) Dan Orlovsky
27 RB Chris Henry
32 CB Fred Bennett
38 CB Mark Parson
70 G Tutan Reyes
74 T Ephraim Salaam
96 DE Tim Jamison
97 DT Frank Okam

Dolphins
16 (3rd QB) Tyler Thigpen
22 RB Kory Sheets
41 CB Evan Oglesby
60 OL Andrew Hartline
63 T Andrew Gardner
71 DE Lionel Dotson
79 DE Ikaika Alama-Francis
84 WR Patrick Turner

19 Ted Ginn will start at wide receiver in place of 82 Brian Hartline. 67 Joe Berger will start at center in place of 64 Jake Grove. 75 Nate Garner will start at right guard in place of 66 Donald Thomas.

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