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NFL Game Summary - Houston at Tampa Bay



(Sunday, November 13th)

Final Score: Houston 37, Tampa Bay 9

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Arian Foster totaled 186 yards from scrimmage and scored twice as the Houston Texans won their fourth straight game, routing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 37-9.

Without Andre Johnson in their past six games due to a hamstring injury, the Texans have become more run oriented evidenced by their 155.1 rush yards per game average coming into the contest -- which ranked second in the NFL.

Foster had 102 yards receiving and 84 yards on the ground for Houston (7-3), which has run for 205.3 yards per game during its four-game winning streak.

"(We) didn't run the ball very good in the first half, but we came back in the second half and ran it like a good football team," Houston head coach Gary Kubiak said.

Matt Schaub threw for 242 yards and two scores in the victory, while Ben Tate ran for 63 yards and a touchdown and Jacoby Jones added an 80-yard score on the first offensive play of the game.

Josh Freeman completed just 15-of-35 passes for 170 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions for the Buccaneers (4-5), who've lost three in a row and four of their past five games.

"We haven't won in about a month. The guys right now aren't playing well. And we have to find a way to get better," Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris said. "There will be some changes made on how we do some things."

Houston's defense smothered Tampa Bay running back LeGarrette Blount as he managed just 34 yards on 10 carries.

It was a dominating performance for the Texans, who outgained the Buccaneers 420-231 as they head into the bye week.

The Texans went for the home run on the first play of the game on a play- action bootleg as Schaub rolled right and found a wide open Jones, who received Schaub's pass at midfield, eluded Tanard Jackson's tackle attempt with a cut inside and coasted the rest of the way for the 80-yard score. The extra point was blocked by the newly-acquired Albert Haynesworth as Houston took a quick 6-0 lead.

Houston methodically marched down the field on its second possession as the Texans drove 80 yards in 14 plays, but it appeared Schaub was intercepted by Aqib Talib on 3rd-and-goal from the four-yard line. Houston challenged the ruling on the field and it was reversed when the officials stated that Talib never fully controlled the catch.

Neil Rackers' 22-yard field goal split the uprights to give the Texans a 9-0 lead with 4:29 to go in the first quarter.

Foster took a swing pass in the left flat, juked Talib and Sean Jones in the secondary and scampered down the left sideline for a 78-yard score to make it a 16-0 game with 8:55 remaining in the second quarter.

After racking up just 59 yards on its first four possessions, Tampa Bay's offense finally found a rhythm late in the first half with a 58-yard march. Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris elected to go for it on 4th-and-2 from Houston's five, but Freeman's fade pass intended for Dezmon Briscoe was broken up beautifully by Kareem Jackson in the back-right corner of the end zone.

The Buccaneers got one last crack to put points on the board before the half after taking over at the Houston 46-yard line with 28 ticks left. Freeman completed two passes down to the 37, and Connor Barth drilled a 55-yard field goal to make it a 16-3 game.

Houston took its opening drive of the second half 65 yards in seven plays as Foster had runs of 13 and 17 yards before punching it in from the five to give the Texans a 20-point lead.

Brian Cushing intercepted Freeman's pass intended for Kellen Winslow on Tampa Bay's ensuing possession as the Texans took over at the 39-yard line. Derrick Ward got in from four yards out on the seventh play of the drive to give Houston a 30-3 advantage late in the third quarter.

Freeman threw his second consecutive interception as Brice McCain gave the Texans the ball right back at the Tampa Bay 14-yard line. But Rackers missed a 37-yard field goal attempt on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Preston Parker hauled in a nine-yard score with the two-point try falling incomplete for Tampa Bay, and Tate added an 11-yard TD run to conclude the scoring.

Game Notes

Schaub was 9-of-12 for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the first half...Haynesworth had five tackles...The Texans outgained the Buccaneers 184-44 in the first quarter...Houston is four games over .500 for the first time in franchise history...Houston's defense sacked Freeman four times.

11/13 19:23:34 ET

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Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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5:05pm Sunday
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Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
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PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
7th
WAS 2
CHC 0
 
6th
ARI 1
STL 2
 
1st
SDP 0
ANA 0
 
1st
ATL 0
LOS 0
 
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
2nd
HOU 43
GSW 50
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
3rd
ANA 2
CHI 3
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR