Texans Post Game Notes

News and notes from week-three of the NFL season.

Quarterback David Carr made it known during the preseason that he planned to take a more vocal approach in his second season.
   Carr remained mostly silent during his rookie year despite absorbing the pain of NFL-record 76 sacks and handcuffed because of the lack of playmakers on offense. The Texans see the 24-year-old Carr eventually emerging into a team leader.
   He showed his competitive side during an early August scrimmage against the Dallas Cowboys, and his frustration was evident following a 42-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3. The Texans managed a respectable 316 yards total offense in the game, but four turnovers and shoddy defense proved too much to overcome.
   If there was one positive from the game, the Texans engineered a 96-yard scoring drive in the second quarter that was the longest in franchise history. And for the first time in his career Carr did not take every snap in a game. He was removed midway through the fourth quarter with a tweaked right calf.
   -- DE Gary Walker, who missed the first two games of the season with a sprained left shoulder, played sparingly against the Chiefs in mostly a third down pass-rush role.
   -- Backup QB Tony Banks saw his first action with the Texans, directing a scoring drive on the final series with the game a blowout and starter David Carr removed midway through the fourth quarter with a tweaked right calf.
   -- Rookie RB Tony Hollings saw his first action out of the backfield this season and looked impressive, averaging seven yards on his first six carries. But his seventh carry was a fumble that resulted in a Kansas City touchdown and sent Hollings to the bench for the final two quarters.
   -- Rookie RB Domanick Davis was inactive for the Chiefs game due to a groin injury, which is not considered serious.
   -- Rookie WR Andre Johnson scored both of the Texans touchdowns and became only the second receiver to have a 100-yard performance in the brief history of the franchise.

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