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NFL: Houston 20, New York Jets 16

Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:14 AM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Chris Ogbonnaya scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter Monday, handing Houston a 20-16 pre-season win over the New York Jets.

The Texans' Matt Leinart threw for 78 yards on 8-of-14 passing and found Ogbonnaya on a second-quarter TD toss in the exhibition pre-season opener for both teams.

Matt Schaub started the game behind center, completing 2-of-5 passes for 20 yards, and Neil Rackers booted a pair of field goals for the Texans.

Rookie quarterback Greg McElroy played most of the game for New York, going 23-of-39 for 208 yards and a score in his professional debut.

Mark Sanchez was 6-of-7 for 43 yards in the first quarter and Patrick Turner caught six passes for 32 yards and a TD for New York.

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