Texans Vs. Falcons: Houston Goes Up 17-10 After 19-Play Drive

No Andre Johnson? No problem for the Houston Texans offense.

After their star WR was forced out of the game with a hamstring injury, the Texans marched down the field with a 19-play 85-yard drive that took 10:41 off the clock.

Rookie QB T.J. Yates completed only one pass on the drive, which put Houston up 17-10 on the Atlanta Falcons.

The drive was almost over before it began, when the Falcons returned a Yates interception for a TD, only to have it overturned by a defensive holding call in the secondary, the second Atlanta defensive touchdown that's been called back today.

Over six minutes later, Houston converted a 4rth-and-1 in the red-zone with an off-tackle run by Arian Foster.

Coming into the game, Atlanta had the second-rated rush defense in the NFL, giving up only 83.5 yards a game on the ground. But they've had no answer for Foster and Ben Tate, who have already combined for 148 yards.

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