Schaub throws for 497 yards in OT win
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Matt Schaub threw for 497 yards. Donovan McNabb threw for 426.
Needless to say, the last team to have the ball won the game.
Neil Rackers kicked a 35-yard field goal with 3:24 left in overtime, and Matt Schaub's 497 set a franchise record Sunday as the Houston Texans improved to 2-0 with a 30-27 win over the Washington Redskins.
Schaub moved the Texans 41 yards in seven plays on the winning drive, with Joel Dreessen making a leaping, turnaround grab of a 28-yard pass to move the ball to the Washington 18 to set up Rackers' kick.
Schaub completed 38 of 52 passes with three touchdowns and one interception for the Texans, who overcame a 27-10 deficit late in the third quarter to give the team wins in its first two games of the season for only the second time in team history. Andre Johnson had 158 yards receiving and tied a career high with 12 catches, including a touchdown. Kevin Walter caught 11 passes for 144 yards with one score.
Both quarterbacks threw for more than 400 yards, the first time that's happened in an NFL game since 1994. McNabb completed 28 of 38 passes for 426 yards with one touchdown for the Redskins, who are 1-1 under new coach Mike Shanahan.
The Texans won the coin toss to get the ball at the start of overtime and moved to the Washington 34. But coach Gary Kubiak opted to punt rather than try a 52-yard field goal. The punt went for a touchback, giving Washington the ball at its own 20.
The Redskins then drove to the Houston 34 and Shanahan opted to try the field goal. Graham Gano made the first attempt, but it didn't count because Kubiak called timeout just before the snap. Gano's second try was wide right, putting the ball back in Schaub's hands for the winning drive.