An ugly game for newly acquired Albert Haynesworth and Tampa Bay as the former Pro Bowler could only watch his new team get pounded.
One things for sure about Tampa Bay: they couldn't hang with the Texans speed. Quarterback Matt Schaub, who recorded 242 yards passing and two touchdowns, linked up with Jacoby Jones on an 80-yard connection on the Texans first play.
It marked the longest play from scrimmage in franchise history, and second time Houston scored on its first play in team history.
Brian Cushing helped anchor the leagues No. 1 defense by bringing plenty of pain to Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, who was sacked four times.
Reigning NFL rushing leader, Arian Foster, who finished with 84 yards rushing, turned in his third 100-yard receiving game. Ben Tate also helped carry the load with 63 yards rushing on 13 carries, which included an 11-yard touchdown run to ice the game.
Yes, the Texans playoff hopes are still alive. And can you believe the guys are doing it without Andre Johnson? Just imagine when the NFL's most-electrifying wide receiver returns following Houston's bye week?