Schaub rallies Texans past Jaguars, 43-37

Associated Press Modified: November 19, 2012 at 4:46 am •  Published: November 19, 2012
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HOUSTON (AP) — For weeks Andre Johnson has been saying he was finally feeling like himself again after last year's injury plagued season.

He hopes his career-best 273-yard performance, including a 48-yard game-winning touchdown reception, in Houston's 43-37 overtime win over Jacksonville on Sunday proves his point.

"Maybe you guys will believe me after that," Johnson said with a laugh.

Johnson's 273 yards receiving on a career-high 14 receptions were the most in the NFL since 2000.

Matt Schaub threw for 527 yards and career-high five scores as the Texans rallied from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit for the victory.

Schaub said he didn't have to say anything to the team before the game-winning drive.

"We knew what we had to get done," the quarterback said.

Schaub's yards passing are tied for the second most in NFL history. Warren Moon also threw for 527 yards for the Houston Oilers in December 1990 against Kansas City. Norm Van Brocklin holds the record with 554 for the Rams in 1951.

"Tremendous play by our quarterback, and probably as good a day as I've ever seen by a wide receiver," Houston coach Gary Kubiak said. "As a matter of fact, I know it is."

Chad Henne threw for 354 yards and a career-high four touchdowns filling in for Blaine Gabbert after he bruised his right elbow on a hit on Jacksonville's first series.

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey thought Henne did a nice job, but wouldn't say who will start for his team next week.

"After I evaluate the tape, a decision will be made," he said.

Henne had some big plays to rookie receiver Justin Blackmon, who had a season-high seven catches for 236 yards.

"He has gotten better and better and better every week, and today was good for him and good for our team to see that," Mularkey said of Blackmon, a first-round pick. "I'm sure it will carry over."

Houston had a shot to win it earlier in overtime, but Schaub was intercepted by Derek Cox. But they got another chance after Jacksonville's offense stalled to set up Johnson's game-winner.

"Bad things are going to happen," Johnson said of Schaub's interception in overtime. "But you have to move on from it."

The teams exchanged field goals in overtime to tie it at 37-all.

Houston could have won it in regulation, but Shayne Graham's field goal attempt from 47 yards was wide left. It would have been from 42, but the Texans had a false start when they first lined up to kick it.