Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans line backer Brian Cushing (56) celebrates with teammates after returning an interception for a touchdown during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Texans at Chargers final score: Houston edges San Diego with last minute field goal

The San Diego Chargers blew five fourth-quarter leads last a season ago and they started off the 2013-14 regular season by blowing yet another. After earning a 21-7 lead, the Texans were able to charge back and edge the Chargers on a last second Randy Bullock 41-yard field goal to secure the 31-28 victory.

It was a pick-six from Brian Cushing that tied the game with just over nine minutes to play before Matt Schaub and company drove down the field later in the quarter to knock off the Chargers.

For Matt Schaub, a tipped pass that led to an interception to start the game, but he was able to regather his senses and come back with a strong 346 yards and three TD performance. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers threw for an impressive four touchdowns, but he totaled just 198 yards and the crucial interception in the final quarter.

Houston will look to use the 24 straight points they scored to end the game as momentum for their Week 2 match up against the Tennessee Titans. Meanwhile, San Diego will travel to Philadelphia to take on the up-tempo attack of the Eagles.

Tags: Houston Texans San Diego Chargers

  • Brandon Reisinger

    We push on! Texans week is over.. It’s Eagles week now

  • steve james

    Suck it Phylis!!

  • IronMountain

    The Chargers got robbed by the ref who called a personal foul for hitting the center on the field goal, Thomas ran around the center and he was standing after he snapped the ball. Take away the 4 points and the Charger would have won. Just another game lost because of the refs.

  • cheflaffer

    da bolts choke AGAIN!!

  • Craig Hasan

    That flag on Thomas ended up playing a HUGE factor in that game. Chargers were robbed in this one.