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NFL: Texans earn wild OT victory over Jaguars 43-37
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Houston • Andre Johnson had the game of his life to save the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Johnson finished off a career day by turning a screen pass from Matt Schaub into a 48-yard sprint for the winning touchdown as the Texans rallied to beat Jacksonville 43-37.

"All the good teams find a way to win, no matter if it's ugly, pretty or whatever," Johnson said. "In the win column, it either says 'W' or 'L.' They don't ask how you got it done."

Schaub threw a career-high five touchdown passes, completed a franchise-record 43 passes and finished with 527 yards in the air, second-most in NFL history.

Johnson caught 14 passes for 273 yards, both career highs; the yardage was a team record.

Houston trailed 34-20 with 12 minutes left, but Schaub completed 16 consecutive throws to launch the comeback.

Houston's comeback wrecked big days by Chad Henne and first-round pick Justin Blackmon, who showed that the Jacksonville offense does actually have some spark.

Henne threw a career-high four touchdown passes in relief of injured Blaine Gabbert, and Blackmon made seven catches for 236 yards. It was the first time in NFL history opposing players each had more than 200 yards receiving in the same game.

Gabbert left in the first quarter with a bruised right elbow. Texans 43,Jaguars 37 OVERTIME

Jacksonville 7 10 10 7 3 — 37

Houston 7 10 3 14 9 — 43

First Quarter

Hou • Martin 9 pass from Schaub (S.Graham kick), 12:15.

Jac • Lewis 13 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 2:56.

Second Quarter

Jac • Shorts 67 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 12:31.

Hou • Casey 1 pass from Schaub (S.Graham kick), 7:52.

Jac • FG Scobee 43, 2:53.

Hou • FG S.Graham 42, 1:12.

Third Quarter

Jac • FG Scobee 40, 11:01.

Jac • Lewis 1 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 6:52.

Hou • FG S.Graham 27, 2:15.

Fourth Quarter

Jac • Blackmon 81 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 12:33.

Hou • G.Graham 1 pass from Schaub (S.Graham kick), 5:39.

Hou • G.Graham 5 pass from Schaub (S.Graham kick), 1:34.

Overtime

Hou • FG S.Graham 25, 8:10.

Jac • FG Scobee 33, 4:21.

Hou • Johnson 48 pass from Schaub, 2:01.

Attendance • 71,676.

Jac Hou

First downs 17 39

Total Net Yards 458 640

Rushes-yards 29-86 35-136

Passing 372 504

Punt Returns 2-11 2-76

Kickoff Returns 6-149 5-162

Interceptions Ret. 2-35 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 18-35-0 43-55-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-6 2-23

Punts 5-48.4 3-37.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-yards 6-54 2-20

Time of Possession 31:19 41:40

Individual Statistics

Rushing • Jacksonville, Parmele 24-80, Henne 2-7, Jennings 3-(minus 1). Houston, Foster 28-77, Forsett 7-59.

Passing • Jacksonville, Henne 16-33-0-354, Gabbert 2-2-0-24. Houston, Schaub 43-55-2-527.

Receiving • Jacksonville, Blackmon 7-236, Shorts 3-81, Lewis 3-40, Parmele 3-3, Spurlock 2-18. Houston, Johnson 14-273, G.Graham 8-82, Daniels 6-57, Walter 6-54, Casey 3-20, Foster 3-15, Jean 1-11, Martin 1-9, Forsett 1-6.

Missed Field Goals • Houston, S.Graham 50 (WL), 47 (WL).

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