NFL Week 9: Texans lose game and coach

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Texans. The team didn't say what was wrong with Kubiak, but did say he didn't have a heart attack. The team said the 52-year-old coach was conscious and was with his family as he was taken to the hospital. Texans GM Rick Smith said the coach felt light-headed and dizzy, but was evaluated by specialists.

Smith said he hoped Kubiak would be given a clean bill of health and be back with the team soon.

On the field, Andrew Luck tossed three second half touchdowns to T.Y. Hylton as the colts rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit. The AFC South-leading Colts improved to 6-2. Case Keenam threw for 350 yards and three scores for the 2-6 Texans.

In other Week 9 action:
---- The defense led the way for Kansas City as the Chiefs upped their record to 9-0. Linebacker Tamba Hali and cornerback Sean Smith returned turnovers for touchdowns in a 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills. Hali put the Chiefs ahead for good by scoring on an 11-yard fumble return with 12:47 remaining. Smith changed the momentum of the game by intercepting Jeff Tuel's pass at the goal line and returning it 100 yards to tie it at 10 in the opening minutes of the second half. The KC offense didn't have the best of games, managing just 210 yards. The Bills, who had a season best 470 yards on offense, are now 3-6.

----Nick Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards to revitalize a struggling offense for the Philadelphia Eagles in a 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Foles connected three times with Riley Cooper to become the seventh quarterback in NFL history with seven TD tosses in a game.

-- Steven Hauschka kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8:11 left in overtime, and the Seattle Seahawks staged the biggest rally in franchise history, overcoming a 21-point deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime. Seattle improved to 8-1 and continued the best start in franchise history while keeping the Bucs winless.

-- The Jets pulled an upset by stopping the Saints 26-20. Nick Folk keyed the win by kicking four field goals. On the year he is 23 for 23 on field goals and 14 for 14 on extra points. Former Saints running back Chris Ivory, who now works for the Jets, rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown. The loss drops the Saints to 5-2 while the Jets are 5-4.

-- The NFL's longest active losing streak against one team is over. The Cleveland Browns ended an 11-game losing streak to Baltimore by upsetting the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens 24-18. Jason Campbell threw three touchdown passes -- two to Davone Bess. The 4-5 Browns moved within two games of division-leading Cincinnati in the AFC North. Meanwhile, the Ravens fell to 3-5.

---- The Pittsburgh Steelers gave up the most points in franchise history in suffering a 55-31 drubbing in New England. Tom Brady passed for 432 yards and four TDs for the 7-2 Pats. Tight end Rob Gronkowski had a career-high nine receptions for 119 yards. The 55 points were the most scored by an NFL team this season.

-- It took overtime but Washington beat San Diego 30-24. Darrel Young, who already had a pair of touchdowns in the game, scored on a 4-yard run in OT for the win. Young, who had carried the ball only twice all season entering the game, also had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs for the 3-5 Redskins. Robert Griffin III completed 23 of 32 passes for 291 yards with one interception. The loss ended a two-game winning streak for the 4-4 Chargers who had a chance to put the game away in the final seconds of regulation but failed to score from the one yard line.

-- Tony Romo threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds left, as the Cowboys beat the Vikings 27-23. Romo's 7-yard pass to Harris answered an 11-yard touchdown by Adrian Peterson that had given Minnesota a 23-20 lead. Peterson finished with 140 yards rushing. The Cowboys, who are 5-4, bounced back from a tough loss to the Lions. For the Vikings, who are 1-7, Christian Ponder threw for a touchdown and ran for another as they lost their fourth straight game.

-- Carolina has won four straight. The Panthers, who are 5-3, beat the Falcons 34-10 as the defense picked off Matt Ryan three times. Cam Newton had a shaky start to the game but finished with 249 yards passing and a touchdown. He also ran for an 8-yard score. Ryan was 20 of 27 for 219 yards as the Falcons dropped to 2-6.

-- Chris Johnson ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee beat former coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams 28-21. The 3-6 Rams got a second straight 100-yard game from rookie Zac Stacy, who had 127 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns. The Titans, who snapped a three-game losing streak, are 4-4.

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