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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans: How they scored

First quarter
6-0 Texans 14:48 1 play, 80 yards, :12
Jacoby Jones 80-yard pass from Matt Schaub (kick blocked). Key play: Schaub rolled right on a play-action pass and spotted Jones behind the secondary. Even though the throw was a little short, Jones made the catch and outraced would-be tacklers.
9-0 Texans 4:29 14 plays, 80 yards, 7:24
Neil Rackers 22-yard field goal. Key play: The Texans picked up six first downs and got a break at the end when CB Aqib Talib's apparent interception at the goal line on third and goal from the 4 was overturned by replay. Talib was ruled to have lost possession, making the pass incomplete. Rackers kicked the field goal on the next play.


Second quarter
16-0 Texans 8:55 3 plays, 90 yards, 1:53
Arian Foster 78-yard pass from Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers kick). Key play: Schaub spotted Foster wide open in the left flat on a play-action. The running back did the rest, stepping around CB Aqib Talib on the sideline and cutting inside S Sean Jones to complete the second long scoring play of the game.
16-3 Texans 0:00 4 plays, 9 yards, :28
Connor Barth 55-yard field goal. Key plays: A late Houston punt left the Bucs with a first down at the Texans 46. Two short passes by Josh Freeman were enough to set up Barth's career-long field goal, which went into a slight breeze.


Third quarter
23-3 Texans 8:10 7 plays, 65 yards, 4:04
Arian Foster 5-yard run (Neil Rackers kick). Key plays: The Texans stuck to their ground game on their first series of the half. They ran on six of seven plays and picked up 58 yards, including the touchdown on second and goal.
30-3 Texans 2:03 7 plays, 39 yards, 3:14
Derrick Ward 4-yard run (Neil Rackers kick). Key plays: Houston's fourth touchdown was set up by the game's first turnover, an interception by LB Brian Cushing in which the ball was jarred loose from TE Kellen Winslow. Matt Schaub hit RB Arian Foster for 13 yards to the Bucs 9, and Ward, a former Buc, scored two plays later.


Fourth quarter
30-9 Texans 11:17 9 plays, 73 yards, 3:38
Preston Parker 9-yard pass from Josh Freeman (pass failed). Key plays: The Bucs scored their first touchdown behind a 14 yard reception by Arrelious Benn, a 19-yard run by Kregg Lumpkin and an offside penalty against Houston on fourth and 1 at the Texans 14.
37-9 Texans 5:38 4 plays, 27 yards, 2:29
Ben Tate 11-yard run (Neil Rackers kick). Key plays: Josh Freeman's third interception of the game, this one by S Quintin Demps on a pass that deflected off Arrelious Benn, set up the final score. Arian Foster gained 11 yards on two runs before Tate ran through several defenders for the score.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans: How they scored 11/13/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2011 8:52am]
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