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Negative turns positive

David Carr completed 22 straight passes two weeks ago and didn't win.

So he doesn't feel bad about getting a victory on a day he didn't complete a pass in the second half and his team finished the game with negative yards passing.

"It's the weirdest feeling I've ever had in a football game," Carr said.

The Texans became the first team in 25 years to win a game with negative yards passing, using Demarcus Faggins' 58-yard fumble return for a touchdown, two long returns on special teams and a pair of fumbles by Randal Williams to beat Oakland.

Houston lost 24-21 Nov.19 in Buffalo, despite Carr's big game passing.

Carr finished 7-of-14 for 32 yards and was sacked five times for 37 yards, leaving Houston with minus-5 net yards passing. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Texans are the first team since their Houston predecessor, the Oilers, to have negative yards passing and win. The Oilers did so Oct. 4, 1981, against Cincinnati.

QUOTABLE: "We can move the ball but when you get penalties and turnovers, you end up with no points ... after all that effort. That wears on the morale of the team and the other team is able to get confidence.'' - Raiders running back Justin Fargas

Texans 7 0 7 9 23

Raiders 0 14 0 0 14