Tom Savage shines in Texans win over 49ers

When Tom Savage entered Sunday afternoon's game against the 49ers, the Texans trailed 10-7.

When he left, they were up 24-13.

Savage and the Texans triumphed by that 11-point margin in Santa Clara, and the backup signal-caller liked some things about his performance, but disliked a few things as well.

"I think we did a good job of just moving the ball down the field," Savage said. "I'm going to have to look at it and I'll have a lot to improve on for sure. But it's exciting to get the win and that's the most important thing."

Savage completed 14-of-24 passes for 168 yards, and tossed a pair of touchdowns. He didn't throw an

interception, either.

"Felt awesome," Savage said of the pair of scores. "Guys did a good job coming down with it, getting open. The line really blocked their butts off tonight, so we gotta give them all the credit."

The third-yeard quarterback linked up with rookie tight end Stephen Anderson for a 7-yard score at the 3:42 mark of the third quarter. It gave the Texans a 17-13 lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Two drives later, with 9:22 remaining in the game, he found running back Akeem Hunt for a 9-yard touchdown.

"It felt good to get back out there and get hit a few times, and get back up," Savage said. "That's the goal. We put some points on the board and get a win."

Savage and the Texans will return home to Houston and get back on the practice field Tuesday at the Housto Methodist Training Center.

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