Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/15/13
The Texans might have work to do but they have mastered making things interesting. The comeback was not as dramatic or complete as in San Diego but this one brought more stunning turns missed chances and narrow escapes before rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins finally ended it. Hopkins who had made a devastating error that led to a Titans interception return was sensational down the stretch hauling in a 35-yard pass to the 1-yard line and finally the 3-yard game-winning touchdown that capped the Texans’ second comeback stunning the Titans 30-24 in overtime Sunday before a record Reliant Stadium crowd of 71718. The Texans trailed by eight when they rallied in the final three minutes of regulation. Bullock who won the season-opener with a 41-yard field goal missed on a chance to win the game in regulation hitting the left upright from 46 yards. Once in overtime the Texans marched 78 yards on 11 players with Hopkins eighth catch of the afternoon finishing off the Titans. That got Bullock off the hook. Having missed from 50 yards twice he set up for a 51-yarder to win it beginning the final odd twists to the day. He made that but the Titans had called time out. His next try was blocked but the Titans were off sides. His attempt from 46 yards missed but the Titans had again called time out. With his final chance the one that counted Bullock clanged the left upright and the game headed to overtime. The Texans finally took control from there. For much of the game the Texans defense had been dominating as it rarely has before surpassing even the second-half shut down that opened the season in San Diego. The Texans had gone back in front with their first scoring drive since the opening possession. They added a safety to lead 16-10 with the Titans consistently moving backwards. They even pinned Tennessee back on its one-yard line to move into position to chase safeties on consecutive plays. Instead Titans quarterback Jake Locker took to the air and moved down the field as if the previous eight feeble possessions had never happened. He completed all six of his passes on the drive aiding along the way by a Kareem Jackson penalty for a hit to the head. His 10-yard pass to tight end Delainie Walker put Tennessee back in front 17-16. Things would quickly get worse when Matt Schaub looked for Hopkins on the right sideline. He was nowhere near where Schaub expected him.
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