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Texans vs. Jets: Houston leads at the half, 17-7

The Houston Texans lead the New York Jets at halftime of their Monday night game, 17-7. Houston's offense has found success, especially with Arian Foster rushing and the play-action pass.

The big news from the half was linebacker Brian Cushing's injury. Cushing went down clutching his leg midway through the second quarter, reeling from a low block by Matt Slauson. He was able to leave the field under his own power, but shortly after that he left the field for the locker room. He is questionable to return.

Foster has 100 yards on nine carries in the first half, including a long run of 46 yards. That's left the door open for Matt Schaub to make use of the play-action pass. Schaub is 10-for-20 for 134 yards through two quarters, and Owen Daniels has three receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown.

The Jets' offense has looked better against Houston than it did last week against the San Francisco 49ers, but the Texans' defense has managed to hold them in check. Mark Sanchez managed one four-play, 57-yard touchdown drive, but a successful two-minute drill was disrupted when J.J. Watt tipped a ball into Brice McCain's hands for a Houston interception that resulted in a field goal.

Houston has also shut down the Jets' rushing attack, limiting Shonn Greene to 13 yards on six carries and the team overall to 31 yards on 13 carries.

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