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Raiders vs Texans Through the Decades


TE Mychal Rivera hauls in one of three QB Matt McGloin TD passes during the Raiders 28-23 win over the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2013. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

The Oakland Raiders host the Houston Texans this Sunday at Coliseum in Oakland in the 2014 regular season home opener for the Silver and Black. The Texans lead the series 5-3.



]( Texans won the first three match-ups in the series – 2004, 2006 and 2007.

The Oakland Raiders' first win in the series against the Houston Texans came in 2008. The Raiders topped the Texans 27-16 at Coliseum in Oakland.

The Texans won the next two – one in Houston and one in Oakland (2009, 2010).

The Raiders played at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2011 and won a very emotional game 25-20 following the death of the late Raiders owner, Al Davis, the previous day. The game was the first without Mr. Davis since 1963 when Mr. Davis hired as head coach and general manager of the team.

On the final play of the game, Texans QB Matt Schaub scrambled to his left after finding the Raiders secondary covering all his receivers, but after running close to the left sideline, he threw a pass right into the hands of FS Michael Huff, who intercepted the pass in the end zone that ended the game. It was later determined the Raiders only had 10 men on the field on defense for the final play.

The Raiders defeated the Texans 28-23 as safety Usama Young broke up Schaub's 4th down pass intended for WR Andre Johnson in the end zone. QB Matt McGloin won his first start in the NFL and became the first Raiders rookie QB to win his first start since Larry Lawrence in 1973. McGloin tossed three TD passes in the game, one each to WRs Rod Streater and Denarius Moore, and TE Mychal Rivera.

Earlier this year, the Raiders traded for Schaub. He will serve as the backup quarterback to rookie second round draft choice Derek Carr out of Fresno State. Carr's brother David was the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans in 2002.

The emotional game in 2011 gave the Raiders-Texans series a special meaning. This series, although very young, continues to be hotly contested.

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