Houston Texans Dominate Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37 to 9
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Schaub threw for two long touchdowns, while running backs Arian Foster, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward each ran for scores Sunday to help the AFC South-leading Houston Texans rout the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-9.
The Texans (7-3) extended their winning streak while playing without star receiver Andre Johnson to four consecutive games and head into their bye week with their best record through 10 games. The Bucs (4-5) have lost three straight and four of five following a 3-1 start.
Jacoby Jones filled in for Johnson with an 80-yard TD reception on the first play from scrimmage. Foster turned a short pass into his second 78-yard scoring reception of the season for Houston.
Meanwhile, the NFL's top-ranked defense had four sacks, three interceptions and recovered a fumble.