Game ball David Carr, Texans QB
By - Len Pasquarelli
In a battle of hot, young quarterbacks, David Carr of Houston out-dueled Jacksonville's Byron Leftwich and, as a result, the Texans are suddenly 4-3 and just a half-game out of first place in the very competitive AFC South. The first overall choice in the 2002 draft, Carr has made dramatic progress in his third season as the Texans starter. In training camp, Houston offensive coordinator Chris Palmer acknowledged that Carr "just gets it" more now than he did during his first two seasons. That has been tough to argue in general this season, as Carr has answered back at the skeptics beginning to wonder if he would ever live up to his billing. On Sunday, he completed 26 of 34 passes for 276 yards, with a touchdown pass and no interceptions as Houston won for the fourth time in its last five outings.
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