Houston couldn't put away a slow-starting Raider team on Sunday afternoon, and despite 416 yards of passing from quarterback Matt Schaub, the Texans managed only six points in the second half in a 25-20 loss to Oakland.
The Raiders didn't gain a first down until under two minutes to go in the second quarter, but scrapped back to take the lead when Oakland quarterback Jason Campbell hit wide receiver Chaz Schilens for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Houston would have a chance to win the game, but a dump pass from Schaub would be intercepted by the Raiders' Michael Huff at the Oakland five-yard-line with six second remaining in the game.
The Texans outgained the Raiders by almost double the yardage, 473-278, won time of possession 34:25-25:35 and had half as many penalties, but couldn't convert drives into touchdowns, finishing 1 of 3 in the red zone. Oakland would struggle to find the end zone, but four Sebastian Janikowski field goals - including three from 50 or more yards - would be the difference.
Houston now falls to 3-2, but remain tied for the AFC South lead with Tennessee, who lost to Pittsburgh.