Five …and Still Alive  Andre JohnsonThe Texans kept alive their hopes for a late season push for a playoff spot, taking care of the Saints at home in a 23-10 win.Healthy returns of wide receiver Andre Johnson and quarterback Matt Schaub keyed the victory on Sunday, as the latter tossed a 73-yard touchdown pass to the former for the team’s first score of the afternoon. Schaub connected later in the first half with reserve tight end Joel Dreesen to give the team a lead they would never relinquish.Johnson caught six passes from Schaub for 120 yards in his first game since injuring his knee against the Panthers two months ago. Schaub, playing for the first time since the Week 8 loss to the Chargers, completed 21-of-33 passes for 293 yards and the two scores.The fifth win and the .500 record are both team highs in franchise history through the first ten games of a season. While playoff talk is premature to be sure, the team is at most only two wins out of a wild card spot with several games left against fellow wild card contenders.Almost lost in the excitement of Sunday’s win was the stellar play of a defense playing for the first time without cornerback Dunta Robinson, lost for the season due to multiple leg injuries. Led by defensive end Mario Williams, who recorded a sack and forced fumble, the Texans held the potent Saints offense to just 47 yards on the ground, effectively containing running back Reggie Bush all afternoon.The road to the playoffs won’t get any easier though, as the Texans travel to Cleveland next week to face a surging Browns offense with postseason hopes of their own and a surprising 6-4 won-loss record.
Ahman Out Again The Texans were hopeful before the Saints game that running back Ahman Green would return after a two week layoff from knee injury, but the team announced on Friday that he would be inactivated on Sunday. Ron Dayne will start in place of Dayne, and Adimchinobe Echemandu will back him up. (November 18)<<more news>>
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Unofficial 2007 Salary Cap Info Keith makes his best guess at what the 2007 salary cap figure might look like. Click here for the 2008 cap. (July 26, 2007)
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