Johnsons late TD lifts Texans past K.C.

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m.
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By CHRIS DUNCAN, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Schaub threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson with 28 seconds left to give Houston a stunning fourth-quarter comeback in the Texans' 35-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Texans (4-2) trailed 31-21 with just over 7 minutes left after Thomas Jones' 11-yard touchdown run. Schaub threw two long passes to Owen Daniels before Arian Foster scored with 3:30 left to cut the Chiefs' lead to 3.

Houston regained possession after a punt with just over 2 minutes left. Schaub found Johnson across the middle for a 15-yard gain, then hit him down the sideline for 31 more to the Chiefs 24.

Five plays later, Schaub eluded the rush and found Johnson open in the back of the end zone. Johnson, still nursing a sprained right ankle, caught eight passes for 138 yards.

Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes for Kansas City (3-2).

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