Texans Made the Right Choice

Titans quarterback Vince Young increased his record to 4-0 over his hometown team when Tennessee pulled out a 20-17 victory over the Texans on Monday night. The day after the Titans' victory, fans called Houston talk shows and besieged blogs claiming that Young is a better quarterback than Matt Schaub and Houston would have been better off drafting Young over defensive end Mario Williams in 2006.

Young, who won his fourth consecutive start since replacing Kerry Collins, was 12 of 22 for 116 yards and a touchdown. He didn't throw an interception. He lost a fumble. He wasn't sacked. His passer rating was 84.7.

Young did more damage with his legs than his arm, especially on third down. He ran 11 times for 73 yards.

Young won because his kicker, Rob Bironas, kicked a game-winning, 53-yard field goal. Earlier, Bironas connected on a 50-yarder.

Young led his team to the Texans' 35-yard line, and Bironas came through.

Schaub led his team to the Titans' 31, and kicker Kris Brown didn't come through.

It's as simple as that.

To say the Texans would be better with Young than Schaub is preposterous.

Schaub was 25 of 39 for 305 yards and two touchdowns. He didn't throw an interception or lose a fumble. He was sacked four times. His rating was 105.2.

Schaub plays for a team that has a running game ranked 30th, averaging 87.4 yards.

Young plays for a team that has a running game ranked first, averaging 168.4 yards. Chris Johnson, who leads the NFL with 1,242 yards, is the most exciting player in the league.

Young over Schaub? That's laughable. No, actually, it's hysterical.

But it's a controversy that's going to rage because the former Oilers drafted Houston's favorite son, and now that he's winning, it only adds to the controversy.

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