Texans take lead with a twist

HOUSTON -- Goal line runs haven’t been a strength of the Texans this season. They just went up 7-0 on the Titans with a little third-and-goal creativity.

Credit the bye week, credit Gary Kubiak and his coordinator Kyle Shanahan, credit Matt Schaub and Steve Slaton for execution and the blockers ahead of them for helping it work.

Out off the shotgun, Schaub waited for the rush, then flipped an underhanded pass to Slaton cutting across. Dave Ball had him, but got dragged into the end zone.

Now the Texans have the Titans pinned deep in their own end.