Postgame Notebook: Texans at Redskins


** LANDOVER, Md. -The Texans move to 2-0 after their 30-27 overtime win over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. See below for news and insight on the victory.

Spreading the wealth: Quarterback Matt Schaub completed a pass to eight different receivers on Sunday, and six of those players caught multiple passes.

Tight end Joel Dreessen and wide receiver David Anderson each had a lone reception, and Dreessen's catch was a key 28-yarder in overtime that put the Texans in position to win the game with Neil Rackers' final field goal.

Head coach Gary Kubiak revealed that the offense tried two other times in the game to get the ball to Dreessen, but didn't connect until the third instance.

"That was a great play," Kubiak said of the first-and-10 throw from the 46. "We called the play three times and the first two times we didn't get the perfect coverage we wanted. We were a little lucky we got the perfect coverage, and Matt and Joel made the play."

For wide receiver Andre Johnson, Schaub continues to affirm what he's believed now for awhile.

"Like I said before about Matt, if he's healthy, he's very capable of being the top quarterback in this league," Johnson said. "He went out and showed that today."

Schaub totaled 497 passing yards.

Super Mario: Defensive end Mario Williams had a monster game, registering three sacks, two tackles for a loss and a pair of pass deflections. He also took time after the game to 'thank' the Redskins' fans.

"I appreciate the help from the fans behind our bench," Williams said. "It really meant a lot, talking all that noise. It's great to have 92,000 (fans) shut up. It's just one of those things, you go out there and play ball."

Williams was asked what was said to him by those fans, and he explained.

"Eat a mushroom, and all that," he said. "They got their mushroom. They definitely got it. It's nothing but motivation."

The mushroom jibe was a reference to the "Super Mario Brothers" video game, in which the title character grows bigger when touching/eating a mushroom.

Hidden record: In addition to the fireworks provided by the offense, the Texans' defense set a team record by allowing a mere 18 yards rushing to the Redskins. Washington ran the ball 17 times and was able to gain just 1.1 yard per carry.

Also, the defense held the Redskins scoreless after Donovan McNabb found Chris Cooley for a touchdown that put Washington up 27-10 with 3:51 remaining in the third quarter. Washington saw the Texans rip off 20 unanswered points to win the game.

"Just a bunch of hard work and want-to," Williams said. "It was incredible. None of the guys gave up and we continued to work and get after it. We got them to overtime and we won the game."

Andre's ankle: Johnson turned in another monster day, numbers-wise, hauling in 158 yards and a touchdown on 12 receptions.

But it was his return from an ankle injury in the second half that made it even more impressive.

"My foot was turned one way and I got bent back," Johnson said. "I felt it a little bit when I was under the pile, but I didn't think it was that bad. When I tried to run on it the next play, I felt the pain."

Johnson went to the locker room for treatment, returned, and pulled down the game-tying touchdown pass with 2:03 remaining in the contest.

He said he has an MRI scheduled for Monday morning, but that he doesn't expect to find anything bad because the ankle didn't swell. Johnson also said he expects to play next week.

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