Texans 27, Dolphins 20
By the second quarter, the Houston Texans were running up the
score. By the fourth quarter, they were struggling to run out the
Houston raced to an early 27-point lead Sunday, then held on to
beat the Miami Dolphins 27-20.
The Texans (8-7) scored on their first five possessions and won
despite being outscored 20-0 in the final 31 minutes. Houston kept
alive its slim hopes of making the playoffs for the first time,
while defending AFC East champion Miami (7-8) was all but
Given the stakes, Miami seemed shockingly listless at the
outset. The ball bounced off Dolphins receivers, Texans bounced off
Miami tacklers, and Houston’s Matt Schaub repeatedly found
receivers wide open.