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Texans snap losing streak against Raiders

Nov 5, 2007 - 1:51 AM OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Oakland Raiders proved to be just what the ailing Houston Texans needed.

Ron Dayne rushed for 122 yards and backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Andre Davis in the fourth quarter to lead the Texans to a 24-17 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

The win snapped Houston's three-game skid, while the Raiders (2-6) dropped their fourth straight contest.

"We needed a win. It's been a rough month," Houston coach Gary Kubiak said. "We played a football team that drastically improved from last year. They've played great, great defense, so we had our work cut out for us from that standpoint."

The Texans (4-5) scored on their first possession, as Ahman Green capped off a 12-play drive with an 8-yard touchdown run.

Dayne made it 14-0 with a 14-yard run in the second quarter, and a 40-yard field goal by Kris Brown sent the Texans into halftime with a 17-0 lead.

Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski missed a 64-yard field goal late in the first half. The kick had plenty of distance, but the ball hit the left upright and bounced out.

Janikowski got the Raiders on the board with a 22-yard field goal in the third quarter, and a 1-yard scoring run by Justin Fargas midway through the fourth quarter pulled Oakland within 17-10.

"I am not into moral or personal victories when we don't win," said Fargas, who finished with 104 yards on 23 carries. "It's tough taking a loss. We fought hard but we didn't play sound or clean football. We kind of hurt ourselves today."

Rosenfels, starting in place of the injured Matt Schaub, promptly drove the Texans 80 yards on the ensuing drive, hooking up with Davis to put Houston back up by two touchdowns.

"It was a great team effort," said Rosenfels, who completed 11-of-19 for 181 yards. "Our defense played well and we got some turnovers. We ran the ball well and definitely had a team collective effort, and that's how you win football games."

The Raiders made things interesting late as they converted a 10-yard punt by Houston punter Matt Turk into a 28-yard touchdown pass from Josh McCown to Tim Dwight with under two minutes left.

But the onside kick was recovered by Houston to end Oakland's hopes.

McCown, making his first start in three weeks, completed 13-of-28 for 158 yards and three interceptions.

"We just have to keep working," McCown said. "We're doing everything we can to win ballgames, and that's the thing."








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 10 0 7 24
    OAKLAND 0 0 3 14 17 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - TD, AHMAN GREEN 8 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN
    KICK), 8:14. Drive: 12 plays, 84
    yards in 7:08. Key plays: Rosenfels
    14-yard run to Houston 30;
    Rosenfels 53-yard pass to Green on
    3rd-and-18 to Oa

    Nov 4 7:15 PM


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    TD OAK
    TIM DWIGHT 28 YD PASS FROM JOSH MCCOWN
    (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI KICK)
    HOUSTON 24
    OAKLAND 17 1:30 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texans vs. RaidersNov 4 7:10 PM
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    TD HST
    ANDRE DAVIS 42 YD PASS FROM SAGE ROSENFELS
    (C.C. BROWN KICK)
    HOUSTON 24
    OAKLAND 10 7:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texans vs. RaidersNov 4 6:45 PM


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    TD OAK
    JUSTIN FARGAS 1 YD RUN
    (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI KICK)
    HOUSTON 17
    OAKLAND 10 11:22 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texans vs. RaidersNov 4 6:36 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 10 0 17
    OAKLAND 0 0 3 3 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - TD, AHMAN GREEN 8 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN
    KICK), 8:14. Drive: 12 plays, 84
    yards in 7:08. Key plays: Rosenfels
    14-yard run to Houston 30;
    Rosenfels 53-yard pass to Green on
    3rd-and-1

    Nov 4 6:25 PM


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    FG OAK
    SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 23 YD
    HOUSTON 17
    OAKLAND 3 7:40 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Texans vs. RaidersNov 4 6:10 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 10 17
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - TD, AHMAN GREEN 8 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN
    KICK), 8:14. Drive: 12 plays, 84
    yards in 7:08. Key plays: Rosenfels
    14-yard run to Houston 30;
    Rosenfels 53-yard pass to Green on
    3rd-and-18 to

    Nov 4 5:45 PM


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    FG HST
    KRIS BROWN 40 YD
    HOUSTON 17
    OAKLAND 0 0:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texans vs. RaidersNov 4 5:42 PM


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    TD HST
    RON DAYNE 14 YD RUN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    HOUSTON 14
    OAKLAND 0 4:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 7
    OAKLAND 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - TD, AHMAN GREEN 8 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN
    KICK), 8:14. Drive: 12 plays, 84
    yards in 7:08. Key plays: Rosenfels
    14-yard run to Houston 30;
    Rosenfels 53-yard pass to Green on
    3rd-and-1

    Nov 4 4:52 PM
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    TD HST
    AHMAN GREEN 8 YD RUN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    HOUSTON 7
    OAKLAND 0 6:46 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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