The first series for Dan Orlovsky and the Texans lasted only six plays and 30 yards. Orlovsky led the offense near midfield before the Texans were forced to bring on punter Matt Turk, whose kick sailed 39 yards to the Tampa Bay 10-yard line and was fair caught by Clifton Smith.
Orlovsky did his part; he was 3-of-3 for 22 yards, including a 19-yarder to wide receiver David Anderson on his first play. He also had two short passes to rookie wide receiver Dorin Dickerson that were reminiscent of what the Texans like to do with Andre Johnson, but they totaled only three yards.
Running backs Jeremiah Johnson and Chris Henry both got involved on the first drive. Johnson: one carry for three yards. Henry: one for two yards.
The Bucs have the ball now at their own 36-yard line with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter. It's second-and-10.