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NFL: Houston 31, San Diego 28

Sept. 10, 2013 at 6:41 AM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Randy Bullock's 41-yard field goal as time ran out Monday capped a stunning late rally that lifted Houston to a season-opening 31-28 win over San Diego.

The Texans (1-0) found themselves down 28-7 early in the third quarter, but went on to outscore the Chargers 24-0 the rest of the way to pull off an improbable comeback.

Matt Schaub was 34-for-45 passing for 346 yards, three TDs, with one interception. He hit Garrett Graham with a seven-yard scoring pass and later found Owen Daniels on a nine-yarder with 14:44 remaining, cutting the deficit to 28-21.

Then with 9:30 left, Brian Cushing picked off a Phillip Rivers pass and rambled 18 yards for another touchdown, forging a 28-28 tie.

On final drive, Schaub marched Houston 38 yards on nine plays, setting up Bullock's game-winning kick as time expired.

Andre Johnson gained 146 yards on 12 catches while Daniels finished with two touchdowns on five grabs for the Texans.

Rivers completed 14-of-29 passes for 195 yards and four TDs for the Chargers (0-1), who also blew a big lead against Houston in a loss last season.

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