Cool night not Houston's favorite

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
HOUSTON -- They are used to indoor football here, but Hurricane Ike tore up the retractable roof at Reliant Stadium and the Texans are playing this season with the roof open.

The crowd is a bit spotty, partly because the Texans are a disappointing 4-7, partly because Houstonians aren't eager to bundle up and partly because club seat holders are in the club. It was 53 degrees at kickoff, and it is expected to be in the 40s before we're finished here. (Bears fans would have their shirts off.)

It's Battle Red Day and the team handed out red T-shirts to match the head-to-toe red uniforms. If the giveaways are the outside layer, it's only because they've been put on over jackets instead of under them.