Texans know they need to shore up defense

    2013-09-10 16:21

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HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans notched the biggest comeback in franchise history, scoring 24 unanswered points in a 31-28 win over the San Diego Chargers. It showed both how good and how bad the team can be.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday that his team dug a ``big hole'' and was fortunate to escape with a win in Monday night's opener.

Houston was sluggish to start, scoring on just one of their first six drives and giving up four passing touchdowns to Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers.

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Kubiak liked his team's ability to rally behind quarterback Matt Schaub and a defense that put the clamps on Rivers. But there is room to grow, especially in the secondary where Kubiak said free safety Ed Reed is getting closer to a return.