Texans rally for comeback win
A review of Monday's NFL action as the Houston Texans overcame a 21-point deficit to stun the San Diego Chargers.
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The Houston Texans overcame a 21-point deficit to stun the San Diego Chargers 31-28 in their NFL season opener at Qualcomm Stadium.
Trailing 28-7 in the third quarter, Houston produced 24 unanswered points to seal a remarkable victory - and spoil the debut of Chargers coach Mike McCoy.
Linebacker Brian Cushing returned an interception for the tying touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, and the Texans completed the turnaround when Randy Bullock booted a 41-yard field goal as time expired.
Elsewhere on Monday night, the Philadelphia Eagles held off a strong fightback by the Washington Redskins to triumph 33-27 at FedEx Field.
Michael Vick threw for two touchdowns - a 25-yard score for DeSean Jackson and a 28-yarder for Brent Celek - and ran for another himself on a three-yard run, while LeSean McCoy ran for 184 yards.
The Eagles led 33-7 late in the third quarter and that proved enough for victory despite three late TDs by the Redskins making the scoreline more respectable.