The Houston Texans needed some powerful performances by Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson in order to hold off an upstart Jacksonville Jaguars team and keep themselves at a one-loss record on Sunday. Jacksonville led by 14 points in the fourth quarter at one point and it looked like the Texans would be dropping a classic trap game, but the Texans offense turned up the gas and managed to force overtime, eventually earning a nail-biting 43-37 win.
That 14-point fourth quarter was led by Schaub and Johnson's superb work that saw the quarterback go over 500 passing yards and the receiver log well over 200 receiving yards.
After the game, Texans blog Battle Red Blog pointed out that the quarterback and wide receiver combo put up numbers that weren't just really good, but were getting close to being historically good:
Matt Schaub: 527 yards (3rd all time) and 5 TD's. You could make an argument that this could have been one of the greatest performances in NFL history.
Andre Johnson: 14 receptions for 273 yards and a TD. This too is arguably in the top 5 receiving performances ever.
Houston will get only a few days to recover from the hard-fought win over Jacksonville, scheduled to play the Detroit Lions in their next game on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.