Texans Get First Win in 2006
DE Mario Williams
DE Mario Williams
Staff Writer, TexanBlitz.com
Posted Oct 1, 2006

Mario Williams declares himself to the NFL as he comes alive making 1.5 sacks against the Miami Dolphins as the Texans get their first win 17-15.

The Houston Texans finally started to look like a real NFL team as David Carr led the Texans to their first win of the season.  The Texans defeated the Miami Dolphins 17-15 in a showdown at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Texans QB David Carr went 22/29 and threw for 230 yards, making some clutch connections with WR Andre Johnson.

Johnson had a fantastic game, making 9 receptions for 101 yards, including a 3 yard touchdown.  WR Eric Moulds also had a good showing against his former division rivals.  Moulds recorded 4 receptions for 76 yards.

The Texans running game finally got some decent touches with RB Ron Dayne getting the majority of the carries today.  Dayne had 22 rushes for 58 yards.  Not a spectacular day, but enough to open the passing game up and exploit the Dolphins weak secondary.  Carr even pushed the ball 1 yard across the goal line resulting in the Texans other touchdown of the game.

Maybe the biggest news of the game, aside from the overall win, was DE Mario Williams receiving his first sack as he dragged down Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper.  Then, just one play later, Williams grabbed hold of Culpepper again and received credit for half a sack as he was brought down again.  The Texans defense added another 5 sacks to Culpepper’s league-leading season sack total.

The win gives the Texans some good momentum as they take their bye week this coming weekend and prepare to take on in-state rivals the Dallas Cowboys.

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