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Exascor
09-09-2005, 06:25 PM
Source (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/09/07/top5.openers/1.html)
5. Houston 19, Dallas 10, 2002
If first impressions are everything, the Texans got off to the kind of start that dreams are made of, beating their cross-state rivals in a nationally televised game at Houston's spanking new Reliant Stadium. The Texans became only the second expansion team in the league's modern era to win their first game, joining the 1961 Minnesota Vikings.

The game was a defensive struggle throughout. The Cowboys punted 10 times and the Texans had to kick it away at the end of nine drives. But there were a few offensive highlights. Texans rookie quarterback David Carr hit tight end Billy Miller on a 19-yard touchdown pass just three plays into the game, and later found receiver Corey Bradford from 65 yards out for the winning points early in the fourth quarter.

The Cowboys' disappointing start established the tone for their third consecutive 5-11 season under head coach Dave Campo, who was relieved of his duties at the end of 2002. Campo's fate was sealed with the loss to the neophyte Texans, and by late November Dallas owner Jerry Jones had made contact with Bill Parcells about coming out of retirement to lead his struggling franchise.

Exascor
09-09-2005, 06:30 PM
Forgot to add that it really was the best feeling I've had after watching a game. I had said before the season began that if we went 1-15 and the Cowboys were the 1 win, I'd be very happy. I really was. :fans:

Huge
09-09-2005, 06:39 PM
Source (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/09/07/top5.openers/1.html)
5. Houston 19, Dallas 10, 2002
If first impressions are everything, the Texans got off to the kind of start that dreams are made of, beating their cross-state rivals in a nationally televised game at Houston's spanking new Reliant Stadium. The Texans became only the second expansion team in the league's modern era to win their first game, joining the 1961 Minnesota Vikings.

The game was a defensive struggle throughout. The Cowboys punted 10 times and the Texans had to kick it away at the end of nine drives. But there were a few offensive highlights. Texans rookie quarterback David Carr hit tight end Billy Miller on a 19-yard touchdown pass just three plays into the game, and later found receiver Corey Bradford from 65 yards out for the winning points early in the fourth quarter.

The Cowboys' disappointing start established the tone for their third consecutive 5-11 season under head coach Dave Campo, who was relieved of his duties at the end of 2002. Campo's fate was sealed with the loss to the neophyte Texans, and by late November Dallas owner Jerry Jones had made contact with Bill Parcells about coming out of retirement to lead his struggling franchise.
That right there made it all worth it.

the wonger need food
09-09-2005, 07:11 PM
Greatest night of the Texans' young existence. Let's hope we get them again in prime time next year.

JustBonee
09-09-2005, 09:10 PM
While going down memory lane here, I saw this in an article in this week's Houston Press ....

interesting > http://www.houstonpress.com/Issues/2005-09-08/news/hairballs.html

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/Bonniebmt/tc.jpg

281
09-09-2005, 09:17 PM
While going down memory lane here, I saw this in an article in this week's Houston Press ....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/Bonniebmt/tc.jpg

? We didn't lose to Chicago.

JustBonee
09-09-2005, 09:32 PM
? We didn't lose to Chicago.
Oops! Didn't catch that ... shame on them!
So much for the credibility of the Houston Press.. :D ....

edo783
09-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Oops! Didn't catch that ... shame on them!
So much for the credibility of the Houston Press.. :D ....

The Houston press had credibility????? Since when? :goodnight

gr8slayer
09-09-2005, 11:37 PM
The Houston press had credibility????? Since when? :goodnight
Sounds like the Dallas press if you ask me.

They are picking Dallas to win the SB lol!

Huge
09-10-2005, 08:02 AM
Did Chris Berman predict the Bills to win the Super Bowl again?

texasguy346
09-10-2005, 12:12 PM
Did Chris Berman predict the Bills to win the Super Bowl again?

He predicted a Philly vs NE Super Bowl (real original Chris), and I believe he picked the Pats to win it again.