The Stat Line of the Night — 9/19/10 — Matt Schaub
Neil Rackers hit a game-winning field goal in overtime to give the Texans the win over the Redskins and push their record to 2-0. Does that make him the hero of the game? Sure it does. But this article is not about heroes, its about stat lines. That’s not to say that a player can’t be both, as Matt Schaub clearly shows. Schaub had a great game under center for the Texans helping them to a dominant offensive performance.
One week after Aryeh Foster set the franchise record for rushing yards in a game, Schaub set another offensive record, completing 38 of 52 passes for 497 yards. Although he did get sacked 5 times, he was able to throw 3 touchdowns and just one interception. Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter each had well over 100 yards receiving to help Schaub reach 497 yards. With just 2 minutes remaining in the game, Schaub connected with Andre Johnson for a 34 yard touchdown pass to tie it up. In overtime, he was able to move the Texans in position to score the game-winning field goal.
The Texans have beaten two good teams in the Colt and the Redskins. Every year they are a sexy pick to win, but this year it looks like the offense is really clicking on all cylinders. Grab any Texan you can off waivers in your fantasy leagues if they are still available. Today, however, Schaub is the man and takes the “Stat Line of the Night”.