The Texans first touchdown drive against the Giants didn't last long, but it was highlighted by a trio of players who weren't on the team until this year.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who signed a free agent deal with Houston in the offseason, connected with wide receiver Damaris Johnson for a 44-yard touchdown pass at the 2:13 mark of the third quarter. It was the first scoring reception of Johnson's career. It brought the Texans to within a touchdown of the Giants, as the score was 17-10.
Two plays before the touchdown strike, rookie Alfred Blue broke loose for a 46-yard run. On 2nd-and-8 from the Houston nine-yard line, Blue went left behind the guard and scampered for the long gain to get the Texans into New York territory. It was the longest run of his career, as well as the longest run of the season for Houston.