Raiders Honor Al Davis With Thrilling Win Over Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders won the day after owner Al Davis died, beating the Houston Texans 25-20 on Sunday behind Jason Campbell’s two touchdown passes.
Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub’s pass in the end zone on the final play to secure the win. Coach Hue Jackson dropped to his knees on the sideline, covered his face with his hands and cried as his team celebrated the bittersweet victory.
Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals, and Oakland survived a wild finish to improve to improve to 3-2.
Stadiums around the league observed a moment of silence before the early games to honor Davis, who died at his Oakland home at age 82.
The Raiders wore black decals on the backs of their helmets with “AL” written in silver letters.
Schaub threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns for the Texans (3-2) but missed star receiver Andre Johnson, who sat out with a right hamstring injury.
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