Houston coach Gary Kubiak found ''some ugly'' when he broke down a replay of the Texans' victory to open the preseason.
The Texans beat Carolina 26-13 behind a dominant defensive effort Saturday night. The Panthers mustered only 137 yards and failed to gain a first down in the second half.
But Kubiak also found plenty to criticize on Sunday. Matt Schaub threw an interception, Arian Foster fumbled and the Texans' offense sputtered in the red zone. Kubiak also said Sunday that nose tackle Shaun Cody may miss some time with a back injury.
The Texans (No. 6 in the AP Pro32) play San Francisco (No. 4) in their second preseason game on Saturday.