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Postgame notebook: Texans at Bengals


CINCINNATI -The Texans improved their record to 3-3 with a convincing 28-17 victory at Cincinnati. To read about the defense's stout effort, which included a second-half shutout, click **here**.

Super Schaub:After throwing for four touchdowns against the Bengals, quarterback Matt Schaub now leads the NFL with 14 touchdown passes.

He threw for a season-high 392 yards on Sunday, his fourth 300-yard passing effort of the season, with one interception. Schaub was 28-of-40 with a passer rating of 124.2.

With plenty of time to throw, Schaub completed passes to seven different receivers. He has thrown 90 passes in the past two games and been sacked just twice.

"We are executing our plays and doing what we do naturally," Schaub said. "We're making plays downfield. I can't talk enough about our offensive line and how it allows me to step up and have time."

Oh boy, O.D.: Coming off of his first Pro Bowl season, tight end Owen Daniels has become a go-to target in the red zone for the Texans. He now has four touchdowns this season, one shy of his career high, after catching two at Cincinnati.

The second touchdown, a seven-yarder, was one for the highlight reels. The 2008 Pro Bowler made a spectacular one-handed grab with his right hand as he was diving forward into the end zone.

{QUOTE}"I'm happy that Matt gave me a chance to make a play on that ball," Daniels said. "I was able to stick my hand out, and luckily, Nike makes a sticky glove and the ball stuck to it."

Two 100-yard receivers: The Texans had two 100-yard receivers in a game for the third time in team history, getting 135 receiving yards from Andre Johnson and 102 from Steve Slaton.

Slaton is the first running back in Texans history with more than 100 receiving yards in a game. His 38-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter was the second-longest of his career. Johnson topped 100 yards for the third time this season and the 28th time in his career.

The last time the Texans had two 100-yard receivers in the same game was on Christmas Eve in 2005, when Johnson and Corey Bradford accomplished the feat against the Jaguars.

Jones on a roll: Wide receiver Jacoby Jones caught his third touchdown pass of the season when he hauled in a 23-yard score in the third quarter. The third-year receiver has scored a touchdown in four of the last five games.

He also has been outstanding as a returner. Jones averaged 9.4 yards on five punt returns on Sunday, including a long return of 30. He ranks fifth in the NFL this season with 11.7 yards per punt return.

Old man Zgonina: Defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina is the oldest defensive player in the NFL at 39 and didn't re-sign with the Texans this offseason until Aug. 1. But the Texans can't keep him off the field.

Zgonina made his second start of the season, filling in for an ill Shaun Cody. He recorded one solo tackle.

"This guy has played the most consistent football for us out of anyone we have," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "I don't care if he's 50. He belongs out there."

Winning on the road:The Texans are beginning to shed their label as a team that can't win on the road. They were 2-6 in away games in both of the last two seasons, but they've already equaled that win total after only three road games this season.

It took the Texans until Nov. 23 to win their first road game in 2008. Including that 16-6 victory at Cleveland, the Texans now have won four of their last six games away from home.

"We talked all offseason (about how) if we wanted to be a playoff team, we would need to be able to win on the road," Daniels said. "We took a step in the right direction (on Sunday)."

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