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ST. LOUIS - DECEMBER 20: Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans passes during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome on December 20, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Matt Schaub declared the rust gone after his first action in nine months. Schaub led one scoring drive and threw an interception in his first game since breaking his right foot last season, and the Houston Texans beat the Carolina Panthers 26-13 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Schaub completed three passes for 52 yards on Houston's opening drive, including a 22-yard strike on third down to Owen Daniels to set up a field goal. Houston's next two possessions ended in turnovers when Arian Foster fumbled and Schaub's pass was intercepted by linebacker Jason Phillips on a bad throw over the middle. ''Those first couple of days lining up behind center for the first time since mid-November, going against a defense, there was a little bit of rust,'' Schaub said. ''That's worn off now, so we're just back in a groove.'' Playing without his top weapon Andre Johnson, Schaub finished 3 of 6 for 52 yards for Houston. Johnson said he could have played, but the coache...
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