VIDEO: Remembering When the Houston Texans Scored a TD on the First Drive in Franchise History

Jason Schandl
Video of David Carr throwing a touchdown pass to cap off the first drive in Houston Texans history.
Video of David Carr throwing a touchdown pass to cap off the first drive in Houston Texans history. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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The Houston Texans franchise got off to a slow start, winning four games in their first season in 2002 and not finishing better than 8-8 until 2009.

If we go right to beginning, in their first game against the Dallas Cowboys, it did look like they were about to get off to a hot start.

The Texans received the kickoff in the first game of their first regular season. A defensive pass interference penalty quickly put them into Cowboys territory, and then rookie David Carr capped off the drive with a touchdown pass to tight end Billy Miller.

The Texans even went on to win this game, 19-10, while Carr finished with 145 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. This was a Cowboys team that had finished the previous season 5-11, but it was still quite a sight to witness the Texans kick off their existence with a big win.

The franchise has come a long way since then, making the playoffs in six of the last nine seasons, and fans in Houston will hope they can keep that momentum going in 2020.


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