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Brown’s 57-yard Boom Leads Texans to 22-19 Win

Brown gets the game winner 

A 57-yard Kris Brown FG not only broke the Texans’ two-game losing streak, but it set a Texans record for the longest FG by a Texan. And yes, it also lifted the Texans past the Dolphins with one second remaining on the game clock. The game fell on the shoulders of Texans Kicker, Brown, who irritated his foot in the first half and managed to get a shot and come back for the second half not knowing his foot would be the cause of a Texans’ “W.” The Texans moved to 3-2 as the Dolphins fell to 0-5 this season.

QB Matt Shaub, who threw for 294 yards, tired the Dolphins’ inexperienced secondary connecting with TE Owen Daniels, WRs Andre Davis and Kevin Walter while the run game, which relied on RBs Ron Dayne and Samkon Gado, set up chain-moving-play-action passes and long balls often found in HC Kubiak’s zone system. Dayne finished with 16 rushes for 40-yards and one touchdown. Gado had 8 carries for 19 yards. The run game still hasn’t lived up to expectations but it managed to score the Texans’ first touchdown after four attempts by the Great Dayne from within the 5 yards of the endzone.

The Texans defense stepped up in the second half after allowing Ronnie Brown to rush all over them. Brown ran cut backs, counters and traps which gave him small windows to beat the Texans front seven. He finished with 23 carries for 114 yards and 1 touchdown. The screen pass and RB-outs also helped the Dolphins as Brown pulled in 5 grabs for 39 yards, but the Texans secondary didn’t let Brown get too far. Safety C.C. Brown pounded the Dolphins offense while managing a pick with 8 tackles. DL Amobi Okoye, Mario Williams, Travis Johnson and Anthony Weaver powered the Dolphins’ offensive line and managed to keep pressure on QB Cleo Lemon, who came in after the Trent Green concussion. The concussion occurred in the first quarter when Green attempted to block Travis Johnson, but measured his block too low as the side of his helmet was popped by Johnson’s knee. Green went down and stayed down; eventually being carted off the field. (Recent reports are positive.) DT Johnson was tagged with a taunting penalty after pointing down at Green, but the injury was unintentional. The Dolphins followed the injury with a touchdown drive utilizing Ronnie Brown’s fantastic ability to hit the wholes and blow by the Texans front 7.

The pressure persisted on Lemon and even got the Dolphins’ offensive line to jump on a few occasions, even their last offensive play which bumped the chance for a game-winning FG with a minute remaining. The Dolphins punted and gave the Texans the ball within the 10-yard line. Then, within the last minute of play, Shaub drove his Texans down the field with a multitude of passes ending with a spiked ball stopping the clock with only six seconds remaining in the game. The kick required a load of power and confidence, and that’s something Kris Brown has shown throughout this season. Brown, who already booted in 4 FGs (54, 43, 54, 20-yards), set up for a 57-yard FG which seemed a mile away. He set and followed through on a perfect form field goal kick that flew right over the right bottom of the goal post sending Brown and the Texans at Reliant


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